Michelin signs Rockwell Automation as preferred automation partner

Michelin Group has signed a four-year agreement that makes Rockwell Automation its preferred partner for industrial automation and controls covering all of the tyre manufacturer's production plants worldwide.

Michelin Group chief procurement officer Luc Minguet explains that the agreement covers product supply, automation projects, electrical enclosures manufacturing and Rockwell Automation training services, support and repair globally. "We are pleased to consolidate our relationship with Rockwell Automation. The agreement changes their status from a Michelin supplier to a preferred partner," says Minguet. "It's the result of a long, successful relationship and renewed commitment to provide Michelin with innovative products and high-valued solutions," he adds. "Our partnership with Michelin goes far beyond a supplier-customer relationship," comments Hedwig Maes, president of the European and Middle East region for Rockwell Automation. "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."