MICHELIN® X® TWEEL® SSL RECOGNIZED IN PRODUCT LEADERSHIP CATEGORY; AWARDS CELEBRATE 10 YEARS OF SHAPING THE FUTURE OF GLOBAL MANUFACTURING
Greenville, SC, June 6, 2014
Michelin North America, Inc. has received a Manufacturing Leadership Award in the Product Leadership category at the 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Awards for the MICHELIN® X® TWEEL® SSL.
Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council honored world-class manufacturing companies and individual leaders last evening at a gala celebration that followed the tenth annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit at the Breakers Resort in Palm Beach, Fla.
The awards, which were determined by a panel of 14 judges and presented in 11 categories, celebrate companies and individuals that are shaping the future of global manufacturing. They recognize outstanding projects undertaken and completed by manufacturing companies. According to the Manufacturing Leadership Community, the award winners distinguish themselves by "embracing breakthrough innovation and respond to customers with unmatched agility."
The Product Leadership award, one of the most competitive categories, recognizes companies that have introduced disruptive new products that expand or open new markets. The award winner demonstrates the ability to generate new ideas that lead to pioneering new products that change and create markets.
"Michelin is honored to be recognized by this esteemed organization for moving forward with this innovative technology," said Tim Fulton, head of Michelin Tweel Technologies. "Awards of this magnitude encourage Michelin to continue translating the concept to other mobility applications and segments."
Commercially launched in October 2012, the MICHELIN® Tweel airless radial tire is currently being sold in the marketplace for use on skid steer vehicles used in the construction, landscaping, contracting, refuse/recycling and agricultural industries. This non-pneumatic tire uses traditional radial tire technology but requires no air, thereby eliminating the risk of a "flat tire."
Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelin-us.com) employs more than 22,000 and operates 18 major manufacturing plants in 16 locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Mary Ann Kotlarich
Michelin North America