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New Sizing Additions Provide Greater Access to Truck Tyres with Increased Longevity, Long-Lasting Grip, and Extended Safety – thus, Ensuring Customer Benefits in Terms of Productivity and Cost-Effectiveness

KUALA LUMPUR, 1 July 2021 – MICHELIN, the world’s leading tyre company, further invests in the regional truck tyre market with new size offerings for the MICHELIN X MULTI Z 2 – the latest addition to MICHELIN’s best-selling range in the East Asia and Australia region. Packed with the latest revolutionary technologies, this all-position tyre fitment for Regional and Highway operations continues to offer market-leading longevity and improved performance – one year since its first introduction.

MICHELIN Malaysia’s Commercial Director for B2B, Mr. Muhammad Arya Subrata said, “We are proud to bring in new additions to the line-up of sizes offered by the MICHELIN X MULTI Z 2 range. The truck tyre market is an important segment that bolsters economic activities for the nation, and is crucial now more than ever, as we go into yet another movement control order in Malaysia. Thanks to the three core revolutionary technologies, the MICHELIN X MULTI Z 2 brings to our targeted customers uncompromised safety performance and helps meet their delivery timing and efficiency – thus, leading to increased productivity and improved cost-effectiveness for their businesses.”

The three major breakthrough technologies introduced via the MICHELIN X MULTI Z 2 are: REGENION, differently shaped grooves that ensure minimal tread deformation, which lowers rolling resistance and leads to less fuel consumption. With the ground-breaking 3D metal printing techniques, the longitudinal grooves regenerate as the tyre wears, to deliver a high level of grip and traction throughout its lifecycle in all weather conditions, and lower wear rate – thus, providing greater longevity by more than 20%, compared to its predecessor MICHELIN X MULTI Z1;

INFINICOIL, reinforced tread plies with a continuously wound steel wire of up to 400 meters long, depending on tyre size, inside the casing. The high tensile steel wire increases tyre strength and thus optimizes the ground contact patch and delivers high mileage potential. This technology provides greater stability throughout the tyre’s lifetime, help reduce risk of sudden pressure loss for better vehicle control, extend mobility even when punctured, and improve uneven wear as it flattens the contact patch – thus, contributing to longer mileage and less unexpected breakdown incidences; and HT NYLON,strengthened bead endurance that helps not only reduce tyre damage linked to long-distance/high-speed usage and continuous usage cycle by 10%2, but also increase retreadability.

“I am convinced that the new MICHELIN X MULTI Z 2 shall stir the truck tyre markets across the region with its exceptional high performance and value to fleet customers,” concluded Mr. Muhammad Arya.

The new MICHELIN X MULTI Z 2 isnow available in two more new dimensions: 295/80R22.5 and 12R22.5 – along with the original 11R22.5, at all MICHELIN authorized truck tyre dealers across Malaysia. For more information, please visit www.michelin.com.my.

1 Based on internal Michelin mileage tests conducted with various Fleets within Thailand. Tire fitment started Feb-2017 to
  Dec-2017, and ended within Q1 2019. Tests conducted between MICHELIN X MULTI Z 2 (Test Tyre Code: M327) 295/80
  R22.5 TL152/148M and MICHELIN X MULTI Z 295/80 R22.5 TL 152/149M, under nominal conditions.

2 Based on internal Michelin tests conducted between 2 MICHELIN truck tyre products – one with HT Nylon and one
   without HT Nylon. Tests conducted in Ladoux, France on January 21, 2014 and February 15, 2014 on dimensions
  11R22.5 TL 148/145L based on nominal conditions.

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