IAA Transportation 2022: Michelin shows strength in sustainability
“The commercial vehicle industry is facing numerous challenges: efficiency, safety, sustainability, digitization, climate neutrality and networking are the buzzwords of our time. We want and we will make our contribution to sustainable mobility in this industry – above all with ideas and approaches that go beyond the extend beyond the classic tire business,” says Maria Röttger, President and CEO Michelin Europe North.
“Retreading is a sustainable and environmentally friendly process and an important pillar of Michelin,” says Maria Röttger. This means lower costs due to fewer tire changes and a significantly lower burden on the environment. At its Homburg plant, Michelin can produce up to 620,000 retreaded tires per year, and the truck plant in Stoke-On-Trent a further 310,000.
Michelin’s Connected Fleet is also celebrating its German premiere at the commercial vehicle trade fair. The data-supported fleet management solutions of the Michelin Group are united under the new brand. In addition, Michelin will be presenting a range of networked solutions for freight forwarders, fleet operators and van fleets. They provide a real-time overview of tractor and trailer usage, enabling fleets to be optimally utilized, which has a positive impact on operating costs.
By 2030, Michelin wants to achieve a market share of twelve percent and a turnover of 1.5 billion euros with its hydrogen strategy in the joint venture Symbio by producing more than 200,000 fuel cell systems per year. Symbio is currently equipping the Stellantis Group’s first hydrogen-powered commercial vehicle fleet with its stack-pack system.