Ewan has been editor of Retreading Business since 2006 and of Tyre & Rubber Recycling since the magazine was founded. During this period he has become an expert on the global tyre recycling sector. He has many years' experience as an automotive journalist including a period at Tyres & Accessories.
Michelin Takes Technology to Transport Logistics
The transport and logistics industry faces numerous challenges: profitability, safety, sustainability, digitisation, climate neutrality and networking are putting pressure on the industry.
Michelin at Transport Logistic 2023
Michelin is presenting itself at Transport Logistic in Munich on Stand 219 in Hall A6 as a strong partner to the transport industry with services and solutions for more economy and for reducing the ecological footprint.
Philipp Ostbomk, Vice President Sales B2B Europe North says; “Michelin is the right partner for our customers in the transport industry when it comes to solutions that reduce their overall costs, increase productivity and make an important contribution to sustainable transport with a lower carbon footprint. With these solutions, we support our customers in remaining competitive in the long term.
"Step up - side by side for sustainable mobility" is therefore also the trade fair slogan. At the trade fair stand, Michelin will present solutions to trade fair visitors - from tyres and services to training courses and tips - from a single source for a modern, efficient, safe and resource-saving fleet.
The fleet at a glance in real time
The Michelin Connected Fleet services and solutions are integrated and networked. With the data-supported fleet management solutions, freight forwarders, fleet operators and van fleets receive a complete real-time overview of, for example, the use of tractors and trailers. This allows users to optimally utilise their fleets, reduce operating costs and increase road safety through feedback on driving behaviour, reduce wear and tear on the vehicle and optimise fuel consumption.
Michelin QuickScan stands for simple and optimised tyre maintenance. This is an innovative magnetic scanner that checks tyres in a matter of seconds. It determines the tread depth when driving over it. Users also benefit from low fuel costs and lower expenses for tyres because QuickScan makes the tyre condition of the fleet transparent and thus enables optimal utilisation of the tyre potential. This enables customers to predict tyre wear at an early stage and plan maintenance.
Michelin Effityres is a tyre management program that supports fleet managers in making fleet management easier, more economical and more efficient with tailored mobility services and price-per-kilometre contracts. The tyre and service concept includes the complete outsourcing of tyre management. It covers the core requirements of carriers such as cost control (e.g. calculable costs, fuel and CO2 savings), punctual delivery, short downtimes (reduction in breakdowns) and increased productivity (service appointments can be made in advance be optimally planned).
Durable and eco-friendly
The goal is CO2 neutrality – and that over the entyre life cycle: from the manufacture of the tyres to the use of the products to recycling. With its "All Sustainable" strategy, Michelin has committed itself to use 40 per cent environmentally friendly materials in all tyres manufactured from 2030, and 100 per cent by 2050. To do this, the tyres must offer a consistently high level of performance in terms of durability, grip and traction over their entyre service life - up to the wear limit. This is the only way to improve their environmental balance.
Give tyres multiple lives
Tyres from Michelin score points in terms of environmental protection and material protection. Regrooving and retreading are therefore among the core themes of the trade fair. For example, truck tyres that are processed and regrooved according to high-quality standards using the special Michelin Remix hot retreading process achieve a mileage that is up to 150 per cent higher. Michelin's more life concept means lower costs for truck fleets and transport companies due to fewer tyre changes and a significantly lower burden on the environment. A retreaded truck tyre causes around 135 kilograms or about two-thirds fewer CO2 emissions than a new truck tyre (rolling resistance class D).