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RMMV and Michelin Cooperation Agreement

Rheinmetall self-propelled howitzer on RMMV HX 10x10 chassis [© Rheinmetall: Marcus Jacobs]

RMMV (Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles) and Michelin launch agreement on closer cooperation in the domains of defence vehicles mobility.


Press Release, Düsseldorf, 27 June 2022: Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV) and French tyre manufacturer Michelin have entered into a mutual agreement on closer cooperation in the domains of defence vehicles mobility. In order to honour this next level of collaboration, RMMV and Michelin have officially signed the agreement at Michelin’s booth at Eurosatory 2022 exhibition in Paris. The companies were represented by Michael Wittlinger, Chief Executive Officer Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles, and Bénédicte De Bonnechose, Executive Vice President, Michelin Long-Distance and Urban Transportation, Europe Regions.

Motivated by the same values and desire to innovate in their respective areas of expertise, both companies are looking to further discuss opportunities and developing solutions that aim to respond to customers’ expectations. Exchange of customer experiences and coordinated development of tyres and other systems may be part of future common projects.

“This agreement is an important step in paving the way for a more active and diversified collaboration”, said Michael Wittlinger. “Working with Michelin has proven fruitful for a long period of time. Now, we are happy to take the next step together towards deepening the existing bonds.”

British Army RMMV recovery vehicles on Michelin XZL tyres [© Bob Morrison]

Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles is one of the world’s leading providers of defence solutions in the field of logistic land mobility. Together with its predecessor companies, the joint venture of Rheinmetall AG and MAN Truck & Bus AG builds on a history of more than 100 years of engineering and production of military, militarised and commercial trucks. The HX family of tactical trucks is RMMV´s combat-proven flagship; over 15,000 4×4 to 10×10 models in various configurations currently serve 20 nations worldwide. High-quality standards, unique truck know-how, and industry-leading innovation build the foundation for a strong global market presence.

As one of the largest tyre manufacturers in the world, Michelin develops high-tech products and digital services for the mobility of people and goods of tomorrow. The company is present in 171 countries with around 114,000 employees. Michelin has been rooted in Germany for over 100 years and produces at five locations.


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