COLOGNE, Germany (Feb. 17, 2012)—Michelin was named tire manufacturer of the year at the Feb. 15 awards ceremony at the Tire Technology Expo 2012.
Bridgestone Corp. won the tire technology of the year award for its Contact Area Information Sensing system, announced in September 2011. CAIS aims to provide real time road surface condition information to a vehicle driver by way of the tires.
The tire manufacturing innovation of the year award went to Goodyear for its retread multi-piece cushion, which was designed to extend the life of truck tire retread cushion without sacrificing quality and performance.
Environmental achievement of the year was awarded to Canadian de-vulcanization company Environmental Waste International.
Rhein Chemie Rheinau GmbH was named tire industry supplier of the year at the annual tire manufacturing technology exhibition and conference, which was held in Cologne.