Video highlights of 2020

 

Air cushion prototypes

December 2020 - Michelin has supplied 50 air cushion test kits for patients in intensive care. The program highlights Michelin’s capacity for innovation and the potential bridges that exist between tire manufacturing and a multitude of other sectors like the health care industry.
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FENNER™ PRECISION POLYMERS HAS announced the acquisition of MAV S.p.A

December 2020 - Fenner™ Precision Polymers, a Michelin Group company and world leader in reinforced polymer technology, has announced the acquisition of MAV S.p.A., a leading European supplier of keyless-locking devices (KLD), shrink discs, rigid couplings and other metal products. Strong potential growth, market share gains and an opportunity to leverage the many advantages associated with a global supply chain are among reasons cited for the acquisition.

Michelin & Pyrowave

November 2020 - Pyrowave, a pioneer in the electrification of chemical processes and in plastic recycling, and Michelin have signed an agreement to process engineer an innovative plastic waste recycling technology.
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To make mobility safer

November 2020 - To promote safer roads, Michelin forms three key partnerships, with BNP Paribas Cardif, CGI, and Colas, with Essilor and with HDI Global. The four partners are committed to shaping the future of mobility by harnessing the power of big data to raise awareness among their employees and the general public, develop innovative solutions, and nurture a community of engaged, proactive drivers. In addition, Michelin has also launched a worldwide campaign with Essilor. “Ensuring good vision for all road users” is now part of the official recommendations to achieve the UN road safety goals on a global scale. Michelin and HDI Global have also formed a partnership to help to prevent and reduce road risk for company vehicle fleets. The venture is expected to bring new connected solutions to market by 2022.

Winner of a 2020 digital acceleration award

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MICHELIN e.PRIMACY tire

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A 23rd consecutive victory at Le Mans 24 Hours

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Winner of a 2020 digital acceleration award

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MICHELIN e.PRIMACY tire

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A 23rd consecutive victory at Le Mans 24 Hours

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CAMSO

October 2020 - Camso, a Michelin Group company, acquires Chicago-based Metro Industrial Tires. The acquisition of Metro Industrial Tires has strengthened Camso’s off-the-road tire service and distribution presence in North America. It will also enable Camso to offer new and innovative ways to meet its customers’ ever-changing needs.

November 2020 - Camso opens a new production plant in the United States. Based in Junction City, Kansas, the new facility increases Camso's manufacturing footprint in North America to seven plants. Specialized in agricultural tracks, the facility will solidify Camso’s leadership in the agricultural market. It will employ 50 people.

The Sustainable Industry Award

September 2020 - Michelin has won the Sustainable Industry Award from French magazine Usine Nouvelle, honoring the “zero CO2 emissions” challenge met by one of its 69 tire manufacturing plants, in Gravanches, France.
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A global employee share ownership plan

September 2020- Compagnie Générale des Établissements Michelin announced the launch of a new employee share ownership plan giving Michelin employees the opportunity to purchase new shares of Company stock on preferential terms.
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The European BlackCycle project

September 2020-Coordinated by Michelin, the European BlackCycle project aims to establish a circular tire economy by designing one of the world’s very first processes to make new tires from end-of-life tires.
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Michelin rolls out a new brand campaign

September 2020-The new campaign showcases a range of mobility solutions designed to meet everyone’s need for safer, cleaner, more enjoyable travel. As noted by Florent Menegaux, Michelin CEO, "this is a critical investment for the brand’s future and a way for us to support the recovery in both the Group’s operations and the global economy."

Michelin is working to speed the energy transition

July 2020 - By joining the Coalition for the Energy of the Future and pledging to support the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance, Michelin is focusing on collective intelligence as a critical vector in its drive to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. Today, the Coalition brings together 11 international corporations in a shared commitment to addressing the challenges posed by sustainable mobility in the transportation and logistics industry. The Clean Hydrogen Alliance is dedicated to enabling the EU to reach carbon neutrality by 2050.

The all-electric MotoE championship

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New MICHELIN TRAILXBIB agricultural tire

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Upgrade of MICHELIN Track Connect solution

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Corporate Social Responsibility Committee

June 2020 - At the meeting held immediately after the Annual Shareholders Meeting on June 23, 2020, the Supervisory Board of Compagnie Générale des Établissements Michelin decided to create a new Corporate Social Responsibility Committee (CSRC).
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The new 2020 MICHELIN Power motor cycle tire range

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MICHELIN Pilot Sport CUP2 CONNECT tire: 100% connect-ready

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Michelin, big in the world of sim racing

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Developing hydrogen fuel cell technology

June 2020 - Through Symbio, its joint venture with automotive equipment manufacturer Faurecia, Michelin has become a preferred partner of the MissionH24 project, which aims to accelerate the development of cleaner mobility by using hydrogen fuel cell technology in endurance racing.
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Movin'ON: Rendezvousing with the future of sustainable mobility

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Michelins CO2 reduction targets approved by SBTi

SBTi has approved Michelin's CO2 reduction targets. This milestone corroborates the effectiveness of Michelin’s environmental initiatives. It also paves the way to achieving net zero emissions in all of the Group’s plants by 2050.
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COVID-19: Michelin mobilizes to fight the pandemic

April 2020 - As soon as the pandemic emerged, Michelin deployed a wide range of initiatives to protect employee health and maintain business continuity. The Group also mobilized all of its teams' capacity for innovation by deploying their research expertise in such areas as materials, manufacturing and scientific intelligence to develop, produce and deliver several types of masks, in large quantities and within extremely short timeframes. Michelin has also launched the production of sterilizable polycarbonate face shields for hospital caregivers. Lastly, the Group is involved in many other projects, such as medical device components, patient-positioning cushions and hand sanitizer.

Michelin and Enviro

April 2020 - Michelin has partnered with Enviro to develop and mass produce an innovative pyrolysis technology to recycle end-of-life tires. With around one billion tires reaching the end of their useful lives every year. Thanks to this recycling technology, tires considered as scrap can be reused to make new, high-quality raw materials.
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Fenner™

February 2020 - Fenner™ Precision Polymers has acquired Fabri Cote, a leader in the development and manufacture of custom rubber-coated fabrics for aerospace applications.

March 2020 - Fenner™, the world leader in the manufacture of polyurethane conveyor belts, has introduced the new Eagle Poly-V line for roller conveyor applications. Manufactured using a combination of polyurethane with elastic reinforcement, the new, more efficient model reduces downtime and improves productivity.

Double award at the Tire Technology Expo in Hanover

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Sustainable gastronomy takes the spotlight

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Michelin plant in La Roche-sur-Yon, France – Agreement signed by a majority of employee representatives for an employee support program

January 2020 - The proposed support program for employees at the Michelin plant in La Roche-sur-Yon, France has been signed by the CFDT, CFE-CGC, SUD and FO trade unions. An agreement that should enable every employee impacted by the decision to plan for their future careers with greater peace of mind.
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