MICHELIN APPOINTS CONOR TWOMEY AS COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR UK & IRELAND

Michelin Tyre PLC has appointed Conor Twomey as Communications Director for the UK & Ireland. The role encompasses press and public relations, social media, events and internal communications across the UK and the Republic of Ireland and covers the entire Michelin brand portfolio, including car, motorcycle, bicycle, truck, bus, agriculture and construction tyres, the world-renowned…


MICHELIN TYRES RULE THE FLEET AT BRITANNIA BUS

Northampton-based Britannia Bus, which operates five local service bus routes, is on course to eliminate instances of punctures across its six-strong fleet after beginning the switch to a Michelin tyre policy two years ago. Managing Director Derek Taylor says he would previously suffer a puncture within the fleet at least once a month, but since…


NEW MICHELIN EFFITIRES DEAL JUST THE TICKET FOR BUS OPERATOR ROTALA

Continued confidence in the product and a shared focus on sustainable transport has seen Rotala sign a new five-year Effitires contract with the Michelin Services and Solutions team. The deal will cover the public transport operator’s 650-strong fleet of single and double decker buses, as well as 50 minibuses – working across Rotala’s four subsidiary…


MICHELIN X MULTI ENERGY TYRES FUEL SUSTAINABILITY DRIVE AT BOUGHEY DISTRIBUTION

Boughey Distribution has become one of the largest fleets in the UK to adopt a Michelin X Multi Energy tyre policy on all new vehicles joining its fleet. The Wardle-based business is set to take advantage of the efficiency and sustainability advantages of Michelin’s first ever regional fuel-saving tyre, specifying the fitments on 127 new…


TYRE POLICY GUARANTEE PAYS OFF FOR BULMANS

Bulmans Bulk & Haulage is specifying Michelin tyres as original equipment on all new trucks, and as replacements across its truck and trailer fleet, after reaping the benefits offered by Michelin’s accidental tyre damage guarantee. The Penrith-based bulk tipping specialist says tyre-related downtime has reduced and longevity increased – boosting the sustainability of its operations.…


MICHELIN LAUNCHES ITS FIRST RANGE OF TYRES SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR ELECTRIC BUSES

Michelin has launched its first range of electric bus tyres with the introduction of the new Michelin X InCity EV Z onto the original equipment and replacement markets. Initially designed for electric vehicles (EVs), the fitments also provide superb levels of efficiency to traditional buses operating on urban and suburban routes. The new tyres offer…


MICHELIN SEALS NEW EFFITIRES DEAL WITH GREGORY DISTRIBUTION

Gregory Distribution has renewed its Effitires contract with Michelin, citing the total cost of ownership and impressive product quality as key reasons behind extending the deal. Michelin has been the third-party logistics firm’s tyre manufacturer of choice since the 1990s. The new deal will see Michelin’s Services & Solutions team continue to supply and manage…


Michelin tyre trial unlocks sustainability improvements for Lineage Logistics

The world’s largest temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions provider, Lineage Logistics, LLC, has awarded Michelin’s Services & Solutions team a five-year tyre management agreement covering its UK fleet after back-to-back tyre trials highlighted a range of sustainability improvements could be unlocked with a change in policy. The trial, which took place using a pair…


Michelin enters into partnership with digital freight forwarder, sennder

Michelin has announced its partnership with sennder, Europe’s leading digital freight forwarder, to provide carriers with greater access to Michelin’s suite of innovative tyres on special terms. The partnership will give sennder’s carriers customised access to a suite of Michelin tyres; that are low-rolling resistance, saving fuel consumption and durable, increasing tyre mileage, making journeys more cost-effective and sustainable. …


Sustainable approach helps Michelin secure Effitires contract renewal with McGill’s Buses

McGill’s Buses has extended its 19-year relationship with Michelin, signing a new Effitires contract with the Michelin Services and Solutions team to cover its entire fleet of single and double deck buses. At the end of last year McGill’s acquired Xplore Dundee from National Express, making it the UK’s largest independent bus operator – running…


Mulgrew Haulage heritage vehicles to ride down memory lane on Michelin tyres

Michelin has supplied five sets of 12.00 R20 Michelin XZY2 truck tyres to Co Down-based Mulgrew Haulage, for fitment to a fleet of classic vehicles being restored by the family-owned transport company. The Northern Irish haulier initially ordered a single set from local Michelin Service Pro dealer A One Tyres, for its 1978 Scania 141…


New size added to Michelin’s X Multi Energy truck tyre range

Michelin has expanded its fuel-saving regional tyre offering with the introduction of 315/80 R22.5 X Multi Energy Z (multi position) and X Multi Energy D (drive) fitments – ensuring this key product range is offered in two of the most popular sizes in the UK and Irish heavy truck market. Aimed at regional or national…


Michelin tyres go the extra mile for G&B Finch

Aggregates business G&B Finch is running its 50-strong fleet of commercial vehicles almost entirely on Michelin, having found the tyres to deliver the best longevity and endurance of any truck tyre on the market. The Essex-based firm fits a variety of Michelin new and Remix tyres across its rigid trucks, tractor units and trailers, insisting…


Michelin move makes perfect sense for Farrall’s Group

Farrall’s Group is moving its entire fleet of 65 trucks and 100 trailers onto a Michelin tyre policy. The decision follows a trial organised by local Michelin advocate dealer Quinton Tyres, which demonstrated the sustainability advantages of the Michelin product. The company used to run a mix of competitor brands but will now switch to…


Volvo Trucks selects Michelin X Line Energy tyres for two record-breaking road tests

Michelin says tyres from its X Line Energy range – designed for fleets seeking the lowest possible carbon footprint – were fitted to two Volvo trucks which have set new fuel efficiency records on demanding press road tests in the UK. Earlier this month the next generation 4×2 Volvo FM 420, operating with a tri-axle…


Commercial vehicle operators can access tyre savings and support via new Michelin MyPortal

Michelin has launched a new web portal giving commercial vehicle customers quick and direct access to expert online tyre advice, the latest promotions, services and news about its tyre range. Michelin MyPortal replaces Michelin MyAccount, launched five years ago, and has been designed to provide users with a string of additional benefits and improved functionality.…


Michelin expands X Multi range with more versatile and longer-lasting truck tyres

Michelin has extended its X Multi truck tyre range, popular for regional haulage, with the addition of 315/80 R22.5 X Multi Z (multi-position) and X Multi D (drive) fitments. It is also introducing two new 385/65 R22.5 high load carrying capacity tyres: the X Multi HLZ (multi-position) and X Multi HLT (trailer), primarily for logging…


Michelin tyre deal takes John Sutch Cranes to new heights

John Sutch Cranes has confirmed it will specify Michelin tyres across its fleet of mobile cranes, tractor units, trailers and rigid trucks, after a trial set of Michelins covered more than twice the distance normally seen from the firm’s previous tyre of choice. The family business compared the performance of the 445/95 R25 Michelin X-Crane…


Michelin race transporter tyres clock-up remarkable 300,000km in service on 7.5-tonner

A family owned and run motorcycle racing team competing in the British Superbike Championship has replaced the Michelin steer tyres on its 1995 Mercedes-Benz 814 transporter after more than 300,000km in service. The truck is used to carry the team and its equipment to circuits across the UK, Ireland and the continent. Phil Wakefield Racing…


N.S. Clarke Transport rolls out Michelin tyres as original equipment across 30 new Volvos

Staffordshire-based N.S. Clarke Transport has specified Michelin tyres as original equipment across 30 new Volvo FH 6×2 500hp tractors joining its fleet, praising the tyre company for its impressive pence per kilometre running costs. The new vehicles join a total fleet of 160 trucks and 125 trailers operating on a 100 per cent Michelin tyre…


Tiny percentage of damage claims show Michelin’s product confidence is well founded

In the 12 months ending 30 June 2020, Michelin received just 769 eligible claims for damage under its free accidental damage guarantee – from nearly 120,000 entitled truck and bus tyres sold in the UK and Ireland. Michelin says the claim rate of just 0.65 per cent highlights its unrivalled product quality, and demonstrates the…


BNP Paribas Rental Solutions appoints Michelin as its preferred tyre supplier

Michelin is now supplying tyres for BNP Paribas Rental Solutions’ UK fleet, as part of a new agreement with one of Europe’s largest asset finance, leasing and rental specialists. The deal sees Michelin’s Services & Solutions division supplying all tyres on a fully managed basis across a nationwide fleet of specialist mission-critical vehicles – each…


Michelin assembles COVID-19 support packs for commercial vehicle tyre dealers nationwide

Michelin is supplying independent Michelin Service Pro dealers across the UK and Ireland – recognised for their truck, bus and coach tyre expertise – with COVID-19 safety kits to support the implementation of standardised hygiene practices for employees and customers. The free packs have begun shipping to dealers as part of a drive by Michelin…


Michelin launches new Agilis 3 summer tyre

Michelin has launched its new Agilis 3 summer tyre for light commercial vehicles, bringing peace of mind to operators looking to optimise their costs and reduce their environmental footprint, without compromising on safety. Featuring technology not used within light commercial vehicle tyres previously, the Agilis 3 range provides a high level of safety on wet…


FreshLinc places “100 per cent confidence” in Michelin

FreshLinc Group is now running exclusively on Michelin tyres after moving its entire bulk transport fleet onto its existing Effitires tyre management contract with the manufacturer’s Services & Solutions team. Established in 1996, the FreshLinc Group has grown into one of the UK’s biggest logistics firms, operating four separate divisions – FreshLinc Chilled, FLX Logistics,…


New Michelin tyre policy delivers year-round for Yodel

Independent parcel carrier Yodel is rolling out a new generation of tyres designed to maximise the safety and mobility of its delivery vans in all weathers, including on dry, wet, icy and snow-covered roads. Michelin Agilis CrossClimate tyres will initially be fitted across Yodel’s fleet of 550 Mercedes-Benz Sprinters, directly supporting the firm’s ability to…


Michelin issues tyre advice for truck fleets facing extended lay up

Michelin has issued special guidance for haulage companies and own-account operators parking fleets for extended periods during the COVID-19 pandemic. This follows a survey by the Road Haulage Association which revealed 46 per cent of the UK’s trucks – around 240,000 vehicles – are now parked up with no work. Rob Blurton, Michelin’s most senior…


Michelin issues tyre advice for bus and coach fleets facing extended lay up

Michelin has issued special guidance for bus and coach operators parking public service vehicles (PSVs) for extended periods during the COVID-19 pandemic. Rob Blurton, Michelin’s most senior technical field engineer in the UK and Ireland, has detailed steps to follow before laying up vehicles, along with advice on periodic inspections and preparing vehicles to re-enter…