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Michelin opens new facility to exclusively manufacture innovative airless radial tyres

Michelin airless radial tyres

The very innovative Michelin Tweel tyres are truly unique as they are completely airless in nature.

The global tyre manufacturer Michelin is constantly endeavoring to find out innovative ways to offer great quality tyres that can actually change the way we look at wheels today. The tyre manufacturer’s hard work has recently given birth to a new innovative airless radial tyre which the company takes pride in. The new airless radial tyres from Michelin are called Tweel. And now, Michelin has set up a new production facility in order to exclusively manufacture the Tweel tyres.

The global tyre manufacturer Michelin is constantly endeavoring to find out innovative ways to offer great quality tyres that can actually change the way we look at wheels today. The tyre manufacturer’s hard work has recently given birth to a new innovative airless radial tyre which the company takes pride in. The new airless radial tyres from Michelin are called Tweel. And now, Michelin has set up a new production facility in order to exclusively manufacture the Tweel tyres.

The very innovative Michelin Tweel tyres are truly unique as they are completely airless in nature. These tyres combine the tyre and wheel assembly all together into one solid form which makes the usage of air unnecessary. Needless to mention, Michelin surely thinks that such an important invention needs exclusive focus and thus a fully dedicated new assembly line for the new Tweel tyres. Michelin has inaugurated its latest manufacturing plant in North America that will be fully dedicated towards the production of the revolutionary new Michelin Tweel tyres for commercial purposes. The Michelin Tweel is the world’s first airless radial tyres. It was first conceived and manufactured by the tyre manufacturer’s research engineers in the US. The Michelin Tweel is an innovative non-pneumatic tyre which has changed the way conventional tyres are manufactured. The Tweel brings the tire and the wheel assembly together in one solid unit thus removing the essential requirement of air from the tyres. No air means, the unavoidable and inevitable problem of flat tyres is fully resolved, which is truly amazing.

The Michelin Tweel tyres comprise of a rigid hub that is connected with flexible polyurethane spokes to a shear beam. All of these function together as a single unit, making this tyre air less and efficient. Michelin’s North American wing’s head Pete Selleck says that the Tweel being manufactured in South Carolina factory is yet another remarkable example of the company`s constant commitment to path breaking innovations. The Tweel was first conceptualized at Michelin America’s Greenville Research centre which is a part of Michelin’s global technology center trio. Tweel will now be produced in the same Greenville centre to cater to the requirements of the commercial markets. Michelin Tweel Technologies’ head, Ralph Dimenna said that the Tweel tyres are truly different and what separates it from the great competition is that the Tweel is the first airless radial tyre in the industry which has become a commercialized solution, and this also ensures Michelin’s leadership position in the tyre industry for the mobility system of the future as well. The Michelin Tweel airless radial tyres will enable the company to venture into new markets and expand its footprint in its existing markets. The mobility industry really requires great solutions that can significantly contribute to increased safety, productivity and efficiency. Michelin always endeavors to serve the customers in the best possible way.

The new Michelin facility sprawls over 135,000 square-feet and is the company’s tenth production plant in South Carolina and the sixteenth factory in the U.S.

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The Michelin Tweel is the world’s first airless radial tyres.