Michelin TWEEL Recognized in Transportation Category
GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 26, 2013) –Michelin North America, Inc. has received the Silver Award in the Transportation category at the 2013 Edison Awards™ for the MICHELIN® X-TWEEL™ SSL. The award was presented during the internationally renowned Edison Awards ceremony held at Chicago’s Navy Pier.
The awards, which were presented in 12 categories, symbolize the persistence and excellence personified by Thomas Alva Edison. Celebrating 26 years of honoring the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services, hundreds of senior executives joined some of the world’s most recognized companies to acknowledge the hard work and commitment of all 2013 Edison Award winners.
“Michelin is extremely honored to have been recognized with such an important group of recipients,” said Tim Fulton, head of Michelin Tweel Technologies. “We continue to be surprised and encouraged at the extent to which the innovation is generating excitement across many vehicle segments; the receptivity has been very strong and positive.“
The TWEEL is Michelin’s highly advanced airless radial tire that is currently being sold in the marketplace for use on skid 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”.
About Michelin North America
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 has earned a long-standing reputation for building innovative premium tires. Since 1989, Michelin has received 80 J.D. Power tire customer satisfaction awards—five times the number of all other tire manufacturers combined. In addition to tires, the company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelinman.com) employs about 22,700 and operates 19 major manufacturing plants.