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BFG Advantage T/A Is Now Available in an LT Tire

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Michelin North America Inc. has added a light truck tire to the BFGoodrich Advantage T/A line. The BFGoodrich Advantage T/A LT tire is offered in sizes ranging from 15-inch to 22-inch with T, H and V speed ratings, and will include 12 new sizes (two 18-inch, five 19-inch, four 20-inch and one 22-inch).

The company says the BFGoodrich Advantage T/A tire and Advantage T/A LT tire share the same advanced construction designed to deliver the ideal combination of performance and versatility. This premium all-season and all-purpose performance is backed by improved hydroplaning resistance, snow traction and enhanced handling. The Advantage T/A tire line is designed to equip drivers for real-world scenarios when weather and road conditions change.

“BFGoodrich Tires has long been a market leader in performance tires, for both on- and off-road driving,” says Matthew Cabe, marketing manager. “The brand is committed to transferring high- performance technology that benefits the everyday driver. ‘All-Season All-Purpose’ is the core of the design focus for this product line. Our commitment is to provide the most well-balanced, consistent handling product on the market. The Advantage T/A LT tire affirms its true winter performance, delivers best-in-class handling, and consistent performance in all weather conditions.”

The Advantage T/A tires feature locking 3-D active sipes, which provide more biting edges, and designed for increased wet and snow traction. The company says Aqua-Flume technology is a complex network of grooves in the tire designed to disperse water from the contact patch. The full-depth tread maintains consistent performance and look throughout the life of the tire.

Additionally, the Advantage T/A LT tire features an enhanced structure and compounds that achieve the “three-peak mountain snowflake” rating by exceeding the United States Tire Manufacturers’ Association’s (formerly the Rubber Manufacturer Association’s) “Severe Snow Traction” requirements.

The Advantage T/A® LT tire is initially available in 10 sizes. It will be available in 33 sizes on Sept., 1 delivering coverage for more than 70% of SUV and light-truck fitments.

The company says the expansion completes the brand’s power line strategy to simplify its product mix by combining the performance characteristics of four previous tire lines into one. Six additional sizes for Advantage T/A LT are expected to launch in the first quarter of 2018.

The Advantage T/A LT tire delivers 9% better hydroplaning performance and 10% better handling that its predecessor tire. The new tire also offers advanced mileage, with up to 20,000 more miles than its predecessor tire.

The BFGoodrich Advantage T/A LT tire is offered in sizes ranging from 15-inch to 22-inch with T, H and V speed ratings, and will include 12 new sizes (two 18-inch, five 19-inch, four 20-inch and one 22-inch).

For more information, visit http://www.BFGoodrichTires.com.

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Michelin Takes Vehicle Safety to the Next Level

3.3.1.rolling-tire140512Michelin North America Inc. and the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), the global governing body for motorsports, have secured the commitments of 40 U.S. states and the District of Columbia to include standard tire-safety information in driver’s manuals.

The curriculum is part of Michelin’s Beyond the Driving Test program.

The 40-state achievement comes as the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA), which represents officials in states, provinces and territories engaged in the administration and enforcement of driver and motor vehicle laws in the United States and Canada, releases its updated Best Practices for its members to include consistent language for proper tire pressure and tread depth.

“Even seasoned drivers rarely think about the condition of their tires,” says Pete Selleck, chairman and president of Michelin North America. “This issue is compounded when the driver has little experience behind the wheel. That’s why Beyond the Driving Test has resonated so strongly across the country with teens, parents, educators and lawmakers.”

The updated AAMVA recommendation features simple instructions for tire safety. To check for proper tire pressure, AAMVA recommends monthly use of a reliable tire pressure gauge while referring to the recommended pounds per square inch (psi) listed in the vehicle owner’s manual or on the driver’s-side door jamb of the vehicle. To ensure a safe tire tread depth, AAMVA recommends the penny test, which enables drivers to easily check for a safe tread depth of at least 2/32-inch.

Michelin launched the Beyond the Driving Test program in 2014 with the FIA to improve road safety in the United States. The program’s objective is securing the commitments of all 50 states to include consistent tire safety information in state driver’s manuals by 2020. Michelin has also created an accredited tire safety education module for driving instructors with the American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association (ADTSEA).

Since launching the tire safety curriculum in July 2015, Michelin and ADTSEA have trained more than 700 driving instructors, reaching an estimated 200,000 teen drivers through tire safety workshops and special events nationwide. Michelin will feature Beyond the Driving Test at the upcoming Lifesavers conference held March 26-28 in Charlotte, N.C.

Later this month, Michelin and FIA will be inducted into the PR News CSR Hall of Fame, which recognizes companies or brands for the impact of multi-year CSR programs. Beyond the Driving Test’s teen YouTube influencer campaign was named the 2016 Community Relations Campaign of the year by PR Week in March 2016 and recognized with three Public Relations Society of America 2016 Silver Anvil Awards. In total to date, Beyond the Driving Test has received 20 national and regional awards among public relations, community service and corporate social responsibility programs.
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Michelin Introduces The Pilot Sport 4S

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In a blog written at the 2016 Paris Auto Show, Car & Driver referred to the new ultra-high performance Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S as “the new king of all tires.” Hyperbole aside, the tire may be the king of all Michelin tires.

Groupe Michelin CEO Jean-Dominique Senard officially introduced the tire in the U.S. at the 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The tire will replace the Pilot Super Sport, Michelin’s previous flagship tire.

“By sharing the best aspects of the Pilot Super Sport with key attributes of the Pilot Sport Cup 2 (the company’s street-legal UHP competition tire), the Pilot Sport 4 S solves the pleasure and safety equation for performance enthusiasts, offering unprecedented driving pleasure, exceptional steering precision and tremendous directional stability, while also providing maximum safety and grip on wet or dry roads, even in extreme use,” he said.

Michelin engineers designed the tire using construction methods and materials directly developed in competitions such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Although it was commercially available in Europe in January, and won’t be available in the U.S. until March, the tire already is original equipment on the 2016 Ferrari GTC4Lusso; the 2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 and E43 models; and the new Koenigsegg Regera. Senard said there are at least 66 global OE fitments under development.

The Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S eventually will be available in 45 Y-rated extra-load sizes broken out as follows (with the number of sizes per rim diameter in parentheses).

18-inch (1): 245/40ZR18.

19-inch (19): from 225/45ZR19 to 325/30ZR19.

20-inch (25): from 235/45ZR20 to 345/30ZR20.

Some of the sizes were designed specifically for manufacturers of sports cars and high-performance vehicles, including Porsche Automobil Holding SE and Ferrari SpA. The suggested retail price of the tire in the U.S. is $233.

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BF Goodrich Adds 18 Sizes to Advantage T/A Sport Line

downloadThe BFGoodrich brand from Michelin North America Inc. is adding 18 new tire sizes to its BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport tire.

The additional sizes make the Advantage T/A Sport tire available in 53 sizes ranging from 15 inches to 18 inches in T, H and V speed ratings. Additional sizes for CUVs, SUVs and pickup trucks will be available later in 2017 on the BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT.

The BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport is designed for a wide selection of sedan, sporty coupe, CUV and minivan fitments. The company says it offers steering response, handling and durability along with optimal flexibility to prepare drivers for a wide range of changing weather and road conditions.

This year-round tire is designed to offer improved traction, handling and braking performance to provide maximum enjoyment from everyday driving.

The Advantage T/A Sport delivers premium all-season performance through better wet braking, snow traction and dry handling compared to the previous generation of the BFGoodrich Advantage T/A, and includes a 70,000-mile warranty for T-rated tires. (H- and V-rated tires carry a 60,000-mile warranty.)

The new sizes:

185/60R15 84T

225/55R17 97H

195/55R15 85V

225/55R17 97H

195/55R16 87V

225/55R18 98V

205/50R16 87V

225/60R18 100H

205/50R17/XL 93V

235/45R17/XL 97H

205/65R16 95H

235/45R18/XL 98V

215/45R17 87V

235/55R18 100T

225/45R17 91H

235/65R16 103T

225/45R18/XL 95V

245/45R18 96V

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Michelin X Works Recalls XYZ Tires

 

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Michelin North America Inc. is recalling certain Michelin X Works XZY tires that lack the required DOT symbol and load range letter designation.

The recall affects tire size 315/80R22.5 156/150K, manufactured from Jan. 1, 2011, to July 31, 2015, and includes a potential 247 tires.

Without the proper markings the tires fail to conform to the requirements of U.S Code 30112 and Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 119, “New Pneumatic Tires for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of more than 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) and Motorcycles.”

Michelin will notify owners and will either correct the tires by permanently applying the required markings or replace the tires with a similar product, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on Feb. 13, 2017. Owners may contact Michelin at 1-888-847-8475.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) campaign number is 15T020000.

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Michelin Ad Aired During the Super Bowl Pivots Marketing Strategy

The Michelin ad that aired during the Super Bowl signals a shift in strategy for the tire maker. And the change involves the iconic Michelin Man.

“This TV ad marks an important change in our marketing strategy,” says Andrew Meurer, vice president of marketing for passenger vehicle tires for Michelin North America Inc. “Michelin is making a transition from the animated world of the Michelin Man to real-world scenarios in which the Michelin Man makes cameo appearances.

“This strategy aims to balance Michelin’s long-standing message of superior tire performance with better consumer awareness about the importance of their tires as they navigate the urgent, sometimes emotional needs of daily life. Michelin makes it possible for drivers to be there for others when it matters most.”

The “I need you” spot follows the lives of people in different cultures — a young father, a mother, and a friend — interrupting their schedules to be there for the ones they love. In their cars they rely on Michelin tires to arrive safely.

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Most Popular Tire Brand Trends

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Every year, Modern Tire Dealer breaks down “the year that was” in its January Facts Issue. It is the first publication with an in-depth report on the previous year’s performance.

In order for readers to understand what the numbers mean, we also 1) show trends and 2) analyze what we have found. Is our Facts Issue heavy with numbers? Sure. Are they stand-alone numbers? Heavens no!

In our latest edition, we look at the number of retail dealers and outlets represented by the brands listed in our yearly Modern Tire Dealer 100 list. More Top 100 dealers sell Michelin than any other brand. What other consumer tire brands are commonplace among the largest tire dealers in the U.S.? And does comparing past with present numbers reveal any trends?

The answer to the last question is “yes.” On page 27 of our Facts Issue, we rank the most commonly listed brands by the number of dealers who sell them from 2006 through 2016. To give you a quick, visual snapshot of what those numbers reveal, here is a Web-only line graph that breaks down the brand-to-dealer ratio over time.

Not surprisingly, many of the dealers selling one of the three Tier 1 brands also sell another brand from the same tire manufacturer.

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Ford Raptor Chooses Michelin as OE for Its 2017 Model

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The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor pickup truck will roll on the latest all-terrain tire from the BFGoodrich brand, the All-Terrain T/A K02. It’s the latest fitment to spring from the official partnership entered into in 2015 between the auto maker and tire manufacturer.
The F-150 Raptor, part of the Ford performance lineup, is the latest example of collaboration among Ford and BFGoodrich engineers to create custom-tailored tire constructions and compounds that maximize vehicle performance. The F-150 Raptor’s version of the KO2 tire was co-developed with Ford engineers and tuned specifically for the truck’s unique performance requirements.

BFGoodrich has long used the Baja Mexico peninsula as a proving ground for its products. This year, Ford Performance entered the new F-150 Raptor in the fully stock truck class at the SCORE Baja 1000, the toughest off-road race on the planet. The F-150 Raptor finished the race under the 36-hour time limit using only one set of standard BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires.
Michelin or BFGoodrich tires are featured on every current vehicle in the Ford Performance lineup: the Ford GT, Mustang Shelby GT350, Mustang Shelby GT350R, Focus RS, Focus ST, and Fiesta ST each come equipped with Michelin tires, and now the F-150 Raptor comes with BFGoodrich tires.

Since its debut in 2014, Mitchelin says the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 has sold more than 5 million tires in North America.

For more information visit, http://www.BFGoodrichTires.com.

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Michelin Media Campaign Thanks Holiday Heros

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For the second year in a row, Michelin North America Inc. is celebrating the efforts of millions of transportation industry workers who keep the holidays moving through a social and digital media appreciation campaign, #KeepThanksMoving.

As part of the campaign, Michelin encourages people to share their appreciation either by Twitter via the hashtag #KeepThanksMoving and or by posting on the MichelinUSA Facebook page, to recognize an outstanding individual’s service and dedication.

“Michelin applauds the commitment of individuals in the transportation industry in the air, on our roads, and across the farms and fields of America who deliver when it matters most,” says Ralph Dimenna, chief operating officer of Michelin Americas Truck Tires Inc. “These unsung heroes enable us to travel home, transport our food and gifts, and keep our economy moving, not to mention the millions of miles driven by shoppers and travelers during the holidays and throughout the year.”

Michelin says heroes in the transportation industry include:

* Airport workers, who will enable more than 27 million people to fly on U.S. airlines over a 12-day period around Thanksgiving 2016 alone.

* Truck drivers, numbering more than 3.6 million, who will transport nearly 70% of all the freight tonnage in the U.S. this holiday season.

* Farmers, each of whom supplies food for 144 people in the U.S. and abroad each year.

* Miners who extract nearly 100 different kinds of minerals from the earth and provide the raw materials for heat, electricity, roads and bridges, and countless consumer products.

* Parcel delivery workers, who will deliver nearly 20 billion packages, letters and gifts during the 2016 holiday season.

* Snow plow drivers who enable drivers to get to their destinations safely during inclement weather events.

* Construction workers who provide our buildings, roads and infrastructure

Each week now through Dec. 31, 2016, Michelin will recognize individuals in the transportation and travel industries who demonstrate outstanding commitment to keep the holidays moving by the posts received on its social media channels mentioned above. Michelin will randomly select seven individuals, who are honored as holiday heroes via social media posts. Each person will receive a limited edition Michelin themed gourmet gift box from Try the World, an online gourmet store.

The Michelin themed Try the World gift box features a selection of eight culinary items from across the globe selected by Thomas Raquel, pastry chef at the world-famous Michelin three-star restaurant, Le Bernadin in New York.

Participants can also download a “Thank you” card from Michelinmedia.com to demonstrate gratitude toward community heroes who keep the holidays moving forward.

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Michelin to Build a Distribution Center in South Carolina

3.3.1.rolling-tire140512Michelin North America Inc. is building a distribution center near Spartanburg, S.C. It will house Michelin, BFGoodrich, and Uniroyal-brand tires for both passenger and commercial vehicles, and will be located near the company’s seven manufacturing sites in the state.

The center represents an investment of more than $270 million. Construction is expected to begin later this year, and the first phase of the center is expected to open in late 2017.

Full construction should be complete in early 2019, the company says. The Spartanburg County Council recently provided final approval of a “fee in lieu of taxes” agreement, something Michelin labeled “a final key step” enabling the project to move forward.

The details:

Five buildings are planned and will comprise approximately 3.3 million square feet.
The center will support distribution of tires under Michelin, BFGoodrich and Uniroyal brands for passenger vehicles, heavy trucks and agriculture equipment.
Automated equipment from Swisslog Group, a subsidiary of the German firm KUKA AG, will be installed to improve efficiency, speed, and ergonomic conditions in receiving, tire selection, sequencing and shipping.
“The Spartanburg distribution facility will cap a multi-year evolution of Michelin’s distribution network in North America,” says Pete Selleck, chairman and president of Michelin North America. “We see it as a transformational milestone designed to better serve our customers while optimizing inventories and improving supply efficiency.

“We are grateful for the relationships we’ve enjoyed with local government leaders in Spartanburg County for more than 35 years. With additional support at the state level, these leaders have helped us advance this important project, which enables our company to meet growing customer demands for Michelin tires in multiple business segments.”

Michelin has operated a truck tire plant in Spartanburg since 1978. Other plants are located in Greenville and Lexington, S.C., and the company’s North American headquarters also are located in Greenville.

“Michelin has been one of South Carolina’s most important business partners since its doors opened in Greenville County over four decades ago,” says South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley. “Both our state and this fantastic company have grown tremendously over the course of this partnership, and we couldn’t be more excited to see that growth and success continue with this $270 million investment that means 350 new jobs for South Carolinians.”

The distribution center’s site is located near the intersection of S.C. Highways 101 and 417, a few miles south of I-85, with convenient access to nearby I-385 and I-26. The location puts it close to critical transportation hubs, such as the South Carolina Inland Port (rail) and the Port of Charleston.

“We have worked with Michelin over many months to secure this project in South Carolina,” says South Carolina Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt. “An investment of this size with this number of new jobs affirms the attractive business environment South Carolina offers to respected global corporations like Michelin.”

David Britt, chairman of the Spartanburg County Council’s Economic Development Committee says, “We have worked closely with Michelin concerning multiple significant investments over 35 years, during which Michelin has established itself as a great corporate neighbor and citizen of our community.”

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