First Michelin Durable Technology remix tyres roll off production 19 June 2012

The first remanufactured tyres incorporating Michelin Durable Technologies in the UK have now rolled off Michelin's new Remix truck tyre retreading operation in Stoke-on-Trent.

The milestone follows a £20m investment by the firm to upgrade machinery and equipment, and is set to transform Michelin's UK remix operation.

"This project has seen exciting and challenging technological developments at the site that will help take the factory into the future," comments Eric Le Corre Michelin UK's managing director.

"[It will] ensure we can continue to offer our customers products with even greater performance and economy in use," he adds.

The first tyres incorporating Michelin Durable Technologies were launched in the UK in 2006. They represented a breakthrough in commercial vehicle tyre manufacturing, widely considered e the most notable since Michelin's introduction of radial tyres for buses, coaches and trucks, in 1952.

Manufacturing quality retread tyres is a fundamental part of Michelin's commercial vehicle tyre offer. One of the primary reasons fleets specify Michelin tyres is for the whole life cost advantages of a quality casing designed to offer at least four lives – new tyre, regroove of the new tyre, Remix , regroove of the Remix.

Brian Tinham

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