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Michelin at Agritechnica - A world of innovations to meet the challenges of agriculture

Facts and figures, Michelin at Agritechnica 2015

Michelin - Agritechnica - 2015
2.54 billion tons was the global cereal production in 2014. A record harvest!
9 billion will be the number of people on the planet in 2050 according to the U.N.
1 challenge for global agriculture: feeding 9 billion people sustainably. Michelin commits to better feed the planet by developing tyres using advanced technology, such as MICHELIN UltraFlex which limits soil compaction and maximises crop yields.
4 is the number of awards and distinctions received by Michelin in 2015 for its performance and innovations: the organiser of Agritechnica has just awarded the silver medal for Innovation to the farming machinery manufacturer ROPA and Michelin for the R-Soil Protect technology. Michelin was awarded the «Supplier of the year» distinction by CNH Industrial. Michelin was awarded the «Innovation of the year» and also the «Supplier of the year» distinctions by the manufacturer John Deere. At the Universal Exhibition of Milan, which has just ended, with the theme «Feeding the planet, energy for life», New Holland had equipped all of its agricultural machinery at the exhibition with MICHELIN Ultraflex technology tires.
4 is the number of major new products to be introduced by Michelin at Agritechnica: Michelin is unveiling the first connected agricultural tires in the world. Michelin is introducing the new MICHELIN CerexBib IF 1000/55 R32 CFO harvester tire, equipped with MICHELIN UltraFlex technology for the latest harvesting machinery. In the MICHELIN AxioBib range the IF 900/65R46 will be offered as OE fitment on Fendt machines, along with other new dimensions in the range. The agricultural Product Line is announcing the deployment of a digital service offer, «MICHELIN Flash services», specifically associated to the new 46-inch MICHELIN AxioBib tire, dedicated to tractors of more than 350 horse power.
3 is the number of major on-board pressure regulation suppliers throughout the world – PTG, STG and Teleflow – with which Michelin is partnered in order to promote pressure regulation so as to obtain maximum performance. MICHELIN tires with MICHELIN UltraFlex technology are particularly suitable for use with remote pressure systems: their design enables them to perfectly withstand the constant and significant pressure variations in order to adapt to the different surfaces on which they are used: fields and roads. MICHELIN tires thus deliver to farmers their best performance. They contribute to improving farmers’ agronomic yield, reduce their operating costs and protect their soils at every stage of the crop cycle. MICHELIN tires with MICHELIN UltraFlex technology are able to adapt to very high pressure variations with exceptional endurance, thanks to their architecture and materials. These tires transmit strong outputs at the lowest pressures, while preventing rim slips, thanks to an optimal bond between the tyre and the wheel rim.
1 1 out of 2 agricultural machines exhibited at the 2015 edition of the largest agricultural show in the world, Agritechnica in Hanover, will be fitted with MICHELIN tires. More specifically, out of near 292 identified exhibited vehicles*, 144 will be fitted with MICHELIN tires. This is the occasion to recall that the Group deploys its exclusive MICHELIN Ultraflex technology throughout the crop cycle. The agricultural activity breaks down into five sequences over the year, and for each of these periods, Michelin offers a specific range: soil restructuration (MICHELIN AxioBib), soil preparation and sowing (MICHELIN XeoBib), crop treatment (MICHELIN SprayBib), harvesting (MICHELIN CerexBib) and transport (MICHELIN CargoXBib HF and HD). These tire families benefit from MICHELIN UltraFlex technology and are recognised by the acronyms IF (Improved Flexion) and VF (Very high Flexion) marked on their sidewalls.

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