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From 1940 to 1970: the most incredible Michelin innovations

Published on 1 June 2023 - 2 reading minute(s)

Ever since its establishment in 1889 by French brothers André and Edouard Michelin, the Michelin company has always worked in partnership with carriers. It has a long history of innovation, advice and support for small and medium-sized fleets, to offer them efficient, long-lasting tyre solutions. Discover the amazing innovations that marked the road transport sector from the 1940s to the 1970s.

From 1940 to 1970: the most incredible Michelin innovations

Michelin has a long history of advising and supporting vehicle fleets to offer them ever more efficient and long-lasting tyre solutions.

Follow us on a journey through time to discover the most memorable innovations!

In the 1940s, Michelin was continually innovating. The radial-ply tyre, known as the Radial X, hailed as a revolutionary technology for the years ahead.

In the 1950s, the steel-cord tyre was carriers’ tyre of choice.

Michelin brought out yet another innovation in the late 1960s with the Pilot 80 series. It was the first low-profile tyre for trucks.

The 1970s drew to a close with a final innovation: the double X tubeless tyres, which greatly simplified the tire mounting and dismounting operation. A greater time saving means greater productivity!

We’ll dig into some more soon in our next episodes!


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