Michelin

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Michelin tyres were formed 120 years ago and are one of the oldest tyre manufacturers in the world. As well as being one of the oldest tyre companies in the world, Michelin are also one of the largest tyre manufacturers in the world and employ over 100,000 people all over the world. For over a century Michelin tyres have been known as the tyre innovators, and take pride in the research and design work that goes into each and every tyre they produce.

Michelin tyres created the world's first pneumatic removable tyre back in 1891, and are also the company credited with creating the radial tyre, a design the modern day tyre is based on and copied. Michelin has recently overtaken Bridgestone as the biggest tyre manufacturer in the world and has research centres, factories and test tracks all over the world.

Michelin is probably the biggest tyre brand in the world as well, with the world famous Michelin man one of the most instantly recognisable brands in existence, and puts the company on par with McDonalds and Coca Cola for successful brand advertising over the years.

Michelin are also one of the most successful motor racing tyre brands, and the company can point to its 36 year involvement in MotoGP as an example of this.

Between 1993 and 2006, the MotoGp championship winner drove on Michelin tyres, with the 14 years contributing to many of the brands 360 MotoGP Grand Prix wins. Michelin tyres can also point to over 100 Formula One Grand Prix victories as further evidence of their motor racing pedigree.

The Michelin tyres brand has extended away from tyres in recent years, and the firm are also responsible for the world famous Michelin stars, given only to the very best restaurants in the world, as well as for their range of maps and travel guides that keep motorists travelling in the right direction.

The Michelin tyres range in the UK features over 40 different tyres for different sized vehicles, times or year and styles of driving, and Michelin tyres have produced over 3000 different types of tyre in the past century.

One of Michelins proudest range of tyres is the energy range, which have been designed with longevity in mind. The energy tyres were designed to withstand high temperatures created by friction between tyre and road, and the range are proven to last longer than any other kind of tyre offered by any other tyre manufacturer in the world.

The most popular of Michelins tyres are the Pilot tyres, which have been designed with grip and wet conditions in mind. Michelin claims that years of research make them some of the safest tyres in the world, and consumers seem keen to use the tyres to keep their vehicles glued to the road in all conditions.

With Michelin tyres producing tyres for small cars, light trucks, huge lorries and even construction vehicles, the company have experience of every kind of condition to help their research for the perfect tyre.