Michelin’s Tweel Wins Award

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Michelin North America’s X Tweel Turf received honorable mention in the automotive/transportation category of the 2015 Create the Future Design Contest.michelin-tweel

More than 1,150 new product ideas were submitted for the Create the Future Design Contest. Judges chose the 22 winners and honorable mentions based on innovation, manufacturability and marketability in seven categories.

“Michelin is extremely honored by this recognition from such an esteemed group of judges from the engineering community,” said Olivier Brauen, head of Michelin Tweel Technologies.

Michelin first launched its Tweel technology in October 2014. The Michelin’s X Tweel Turf, in size 24x12x12, is OE on John Deere’s ZTrak 900 Series lineup of zero-turn commercial mowers.

This honorable mention, is the latest in several awards the X Tweel has received. Other awards include:
• 2015 John Deere “Innovation of the Year Award” for the Michelin X Tweel Turf
• 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Awards by the Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council
• 2014 Top 25 Newsmakers of the Year for Dr. Tim Rhyne by Engineering News-Record for his work on the revolutionary technology
• 2014 Innovations Awards by Equipment World as one of the “five game-changing” construction products of 2013
• 2013 Silver Award in the Transportation category from the Edison Awards
• 2013 Contractors’ Top 50 New Products by Equipment Today

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