Once again this year, the MICHELIN guide inspectors have travelled through 20 countries looking for the best hotels and restaurants in all styles and sizes and for all budgets. For its 32nd edition, the MICHELIN guide Main Cities of Europe offers a selection of 3,728 establishments, made up of 2,154 restaurants and 1,574 hotels.
Michelin Training Instructor Carl Williams swapped the Michelin Training Centre in Stoke-on-Trent for the sweltering humidity of Dar es Salaam earlier this month, as part of a two week secondment in Tanzania, with road transport charity Transaid.
Michelin’s contribution to raising awareness of road safety is today being recognised at a prestigious lunch held in London, to celebrate the Company winning the Prince Michael International Road Safety Award.
A Market Harborough-based plant hire company is convinced of the value of specifying Michelin Power CL tyres after running a comparative test with a rival brand.
Recycling and resource management company SITA UK is switching to Michelin tyres across its fleet of 1,400 vehicles thanks to an innovative shared-risk pricing model developed by Michelin.
A Dorset-based agricultural contractor has finally replaced a set of Michelin XeoBib tyres after almost 9,000 hours in service.
Walsall-based coach operator Travelstar European expects to save thousands of pounds in running costs after becoming one of the first coach fleets to fit Michelin’s new 295/80 R 22.5 X MultiWay 3D tyres, following their UK launch in September 2012.
Michelin has appointed Jason Cooper to the position of UK & Republic of Ireland Operational Sales Manager for its truck and bus division.
Michelin has appointed Guy Heywood as Commercial Director of its truck and bus operations in the UK and Republic of Ireland.
Southwaite-based timber harvesting, marketing, and haulage company Sheffield & Co. Ltd. has reduced the frequency of annual tyre-related breakdowns from 35 to just two. Its tyres are also lasting longer after working for the last 18 months with Michelin Technical Manager Dan Lamb to adopt a bespoke tyre policy, with different pressures tailored for on-road and forestry work.
The Michelin Eating Out In Pubs Guide 2013 will be available in bookshops and online from Friday 2 November 2012, priced at £13.99 (€16.99 in Ireland).
We are delighted to announce that the Pub of the Year in the 2013 edition of the Michelin Eating Out In Pubs Guide is The Gunton Arms in Thorpe Market.
Michelin is pleased to announce the 60th anniversary of the introduction of radial truck tyres in 1952.
Bridgend-based heavy haulage firm Smiths Mechanical is switching to Michelin tyres across its fleet of six high horsepower tractor units and 10 heavy haulage trailers.
Michelin is setting its sights on the pan-European Euro 6 coach market with the launch of a new 7.5-tonne load capacity X-Coach HL Z tyre incorporating Michelin’s patented InfiniCoil technology.
Michelin has continued the roll-out of its most significant new truck and coach tyre in a decade with a three day, 13-stop tour of ATS Euromaster centres around the UK.
The Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2013 will be available in bookshops from Friday 5 October 2012, priced at £14.99 (€16.99 in Ireland).
Michelin UK is launching its most significant new truck and coach tyre to enter the market for a decade, aimed at regional and national operators where vehicles use a mix of local and major trunk roads.
An Ascot-based agricultural contractor is seeing the benefits of getting out in the field earlier to do slurry work without damaging subsoil, thanks to Michelin’s XeoBib and CargoXBib flotation tyres.
Haulage firm B.P. McKeefry is hoping to save money on fuel and tyres after taking specialist tyre pressure advice from Michelin.
A team from Michelin’s research and development facility in Ladoux, France, have completed a UK trial to demonstrate how fitting tractors with tyres which can operate at very low pressures can save over 20 per cent in fuel costs.
Farmers hoping for an added incentive to upgrade their agricultural tyres need look no further as Michelin has announced that customers can claim up to £320 in fuel vouchers if they buy four Kleber drive tyres, or up to £400 in fuel vouchers if they buy four Michelin drive tyres.
Northallerton-based Prestons of Potto is seeing the direct benefits of a move from 295/80 R 22.5 drive axle tyres to 315/80 R 22.5 fitments, after the highest mileage tractor unit in an initial 20-vehicle trial clocked-up 524,137 km before its Michelin XDN2 Grip drive tyres needed replacing.
Following more than six billion kilometres of testing involving 50,000 tyres over seven years, Michelin is taking the first steps to combine the introduction of a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chips in tyres for large commercial vehicle fleets.
Michelin is helping truck, bus and coach fleets get to grips with the new EC/1222/2009 regulation on tyre labelling, which will come into force from 1 November 2012.
A Lancashire company responsible for growing, packing and distributing vegetables across the UK has signed a three year tyre contract with Michelin Fleet Solutions, covering its fleet of 48 tractor units, 56 temperature-controlled trailers and 42 tipper trailers.
The Michelin Group’s global commitment to road safety is considered to be a reference model. This is reflected in the fact that the Company has received the Prince Michael International Road Safety Award at the Policy & Donor Forum, held in New York on May 2nd.
A Somerset-based farming contractor has become one of the first UK customers to fit Michelin’s new BibSteel All-Terrain tyres on one of its skid steer loaders, following advice from its local Michelin Exelagri dealer North Devon Tyres.
Sharn Samra, 35, has been appointed Head of Truck and Bus Marketing for Stoke-on-Trent based Michelin Tyre PLC, with responsibility for the UK and Ireland.
A Cornish dairy farm has become one of the first customers in the UK to fit Michelin’s new BibSteel Hard-Surface radial tyres to one of its skid steer loaders.
Carlsberg UK has extended its pence per kilometre (PPK) tyre contract with Michelin Fleet Solutions for an additional 12 months, in a deal covering approximately 320 commercial vehicles and 147 urban trailers. The company has been fitting Michelin’s since 2007, with the PPK structure ensuring stable pricing and a cost-effective total cost of ownership.
For the first time, accredited Michelin Exelagri dealers in the UK and Ireland will now also be able to secure prestigious Michelin Certified Centre (MCC) status; a new accolade being introduced throughout Europe to recognise those tyre specialists which offer exceptionally high standards of customer service and expertise.
Michelin has launched an online service that allows motorists to leave reviews of tyre dealers as part of a drive to improve consumer power.
Michelin has become the first tyre industry representative to sign up to the Farm Safety Partnership; a major industry-led initiative which provides practical advice, training and guidance on how farming can be made safer.
West Yorkshire-based international logistics specialist Brian Yeardley Continental says that it has halved its tyre costs over an 18 month period, following a visit from the Michelin technical team and a subsequent change in tyre policy.
The 2012 edition of the MICHELIN guide Main Cities of Europe features a selection of over 3,600 establishments, of which 2,100 are restaurants and 1,500 hotels. These establishments come in all different styles, sizes and price categories and have been visited anonymously by the Michelin team of fulltime inspectors.
Farmers hoping for an added incentive to upgrade their agricultural tyres need look no further. Michelin has announced that the first 50 customers to purchase four Ultraflex technology tyres on the replacement market in March and April 2012 will receive a free iPad 2.
A new car featuring new technologies and new tyres – everything about the Renault ZOE is new, including its Michelin Energy E-V tyres. Developed through a four-year research and innovation program conducted jointly by Renault and Michelin, the new, highly energy-efficient tyres help increase the car’s overall driving range.
Scheduled for release in bookstores on 1 March, the 2012 MICHELIN guide France offers a unique view of the country’s hospitality industry with 4,457 hotels and 4,289 restaurants recommended, 426 establishments listed for the first time, one new restaurant with three stars, 10 with two stars, 58 with one star and 124 new Bib Gourmand restaurants. In ten years, the number of starred restaurants in France has risen by 15% and the number of Bib Gourmands by nearly 40%. Dining every day in a wide variety of restaurants across all price categories, the MICHELIN guide inspectors can attest to the fact that quality everywhere is on the upswing.
Michelin has been voted Tire Manufacturer of the Year by a panel of 21 internationally-renowned industry experts in the Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation and Excellence 2012. This is the second time Michelin has won this award as the Company also took the honours in the 2010 awards.
The MICHELIN Power Pure SC was designed to allow users to get the most out of their scooter’s performance, thanks to MICHELIN 2CT. The world’s first scooter tyre made with dual compound technology, the MICHELIN Power Pure SC provides driving enjoyment, sportiness, grip and longevity. In short, its performance levels make it the first Sport Premium tyre in the scooter segment.
Michelin is using LAMMA as the platform to exhibit a new size of its innovative CerexBib combine harvester tyre for the first time. CerexBib tyres use patented Ultraflex technology and this particular size is specially designed for use on some of the largest machines expected to be delivered to customers this year.
As UK motorists get to grips with the cold weather, Which? has undertaken an extensive test of winter tyres and the Michelin Alpin A4 and Primacy Alpin PA3 tyres have been highlighted as ‘Best Buys’.
Michelin is so confident of its newest on/off-road truck tyre's robustness that it is offering a six-month accidental damage warranty with every purchase. It is believed to be the first promotion of its kind offered in the UK and Irish truck tyre markets.
North Somerset-based Alvis Contracting has taken delivery of four new Stewart silage trailers, each specified with Michelin CargoXbib trailer tyres in place of the standard remould truck fitment.
Michelin is preparing to launch two new sizes within its innovative CerexBib range of combine harvester tyres. The new tyres, manufactured using Michelin’s patented Ultraflex technology, are purpose-designed for the largest machines expected to be delivered to customers in 2012.
A long and reliable tyre life is a priority in all industrial applications, but rarely more so than when the tyres are fitted to complex machinery operating at a height of 60ft.
With recent media reports that councils across England are slashing their spending on winter road services like gritting, there has never been a better time for motorists to fit cold weather tyres to help keep mobile throughout the winter.
Stoke-based bus and coach operator Bakers Coaches has launched its first hybrid bus service, ahead of its 75th anniversary celebrations in November.
Following the launch of the 2012 edition of the Michelin Eating Out in Pubs Guide we are pleased to announce that our Pub of the Year is The Pipe and Glass Inn, in South Dalton, near Beverley.
The 2012 edition of the Michelin Eating Out in Pubs guide will be available in bookshops and online from Friday 4 November, priced at £13.99 (€16.99 in Ireland).
Mike Lawton, 47, has been appointed Commercial Director of Agriculture, for Stoke-on-Trent based Michelin Tyre plc, with responsibility for the UK and Ireland. He will replace Rob Beddis, who is retiring at the end of the month, after seven years in the role.
The final round of the 2011 Michelin Power Cup race series took place over the weekend of 29/30 October at Snetterton where the riders in the 600 and 1000cc classes battled for their final championship places.
UK motorists are wasting £337 million pounds on fuel every year by driving with under-inflated tyres according to new research* by Michelin following its 2011 Fill Up With Air campaign.
Michelin is launching its new Primacy 3 car tyre, which will be available in the UK and Europe from February 2012. The tyre is set to open a whole new era in road safety.
More than 300 coach and bus accidents in Great Britain last year were caused by snow or ice, latest Government statistics have revealed. A total of 317 reported bus and coach accidents noted snow or ice as the main factor behind the accident, according to Department for Transport statistics.
Almost 600 accidents involving heavy goods vehicles (HGV) in Great Britain last year were due to snow or ice, latest Government statistics have revealed. A total of 338 rigid HGV accidents were attributed to snow or ice on the roads, while 230 articulated HGVs were involved in accidents under similar conditions.
The Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2012 is launched today and will be available in bookshops from Friday 7 October, priced at £14.99 (€17.99 in Ireland).
In the latest edition of the MICHELIN guide – the MICHELIN guide New York City 2012 – Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare and Eleven Madison Park have joined five other New York restaurants at the Michelin three-star level, the highest recognition in the culinary world. In addition, 9 restaurants have achieved two Michelin stars – including new restaurants L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon and SHO Shaun Hergatt. 46 restaurants earned one Michelin star.
Gregory Distribution is adopting a 100 per cent Michelin XDN2 Grip Remix policy across the drive axles of its Davidstow-based milk collection fleet. The decision follows successful trials over the last 18 months which have seen tankers significantly increase mobility when driving on hard packed snow and ice, whilst also benefitting from longer tyre life.