Michelin invests in innovation with a focus on three key areas:


  1. Accelerating development of new ranges for the MICHELIN brand and other Group brands.
  2. Continual progress on improving tire performance and services for each new generation of tires.
  3. Disruptive innovations for truly original solutions.

R&D facts and figures

  • €687 million in the R&D budget (2019)
  • 6,000 R&D employees
  • 350 domains of expertise
  • 247 patents filed in 2019
  • 10,000 active patents worldwide
  • 700 qualified measurement methods, from nm to km
  • 400 simulation applications for total performance control
  • 40,000 on-vehicle tests every year
  • Close to 2 million kilometers of endurance testing on vehicles. That’s one lap around the world every 12 minutes.

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