Michelin Group signs preferred partner agreement

07 February 2012

Tyre manufacturer, Michelin, has signed a four-year agreement that makes Rockwell Automation its preferred partner for supplying industrial automation and controls to its factories worldwide.

The agreement includes the supply of Rockwell Automation products and services to Michelin Group factories around the world; the undertaking of projects by Rockwell Automation on behalf of Michelin, such as complete turnkey projects; the manufacturing of electrical enclosures; and the extension of Rockwell Automation training services, support and repair to Michelin installations around the world.

Commenting on the move, the chief procurement officer for the Michelin Group, said: “We are pleased to consolidate our relationship with Rockwell Automation. The agreement changes their status from a Michelin supplier to a preferred partner.”

Hedwig Maes, president of the European and Middle East region for Rockwell Automation, said: “Rockwell Automation will now fully support Michelin’s global growth strategy. Our two-tiered support model features a global account team close to Michelin headquarters, and a worldwide network of local Rockwell Automation resources that support day-to-day operations and maintenance of Michelin’s production plants, whether they are located in Europe, the US, Latin America or the Asia-Pacific region.”

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