(Compagnie Generale des Establissements Michelin S.C.A.)

Company Profile




12, cours Sablon, 63000 Clermont-Ferrand, France

Business Overview

-The Company is a market leader in manufacturing tires for all vehicles, primarily focusing on passenger cars, light trucks, and commercial vehicles.

-The Company is comprised of three business segments:

  • Passenger car and light truck tires and related distribution
  • Truck tires and related distribution
  • Specialty businesses - Consists of tires for agricultural, two-wheel, aircraft, and earthmoving equipment; as well as Michelin Travel Partner and Michelin Lifestyle businesses

-The Company's brand portfolio includes the following:

  • A global premium brand: Michelin
  • A primary brand dedicated to sports cars and SUVs: BFGoodrich
  • Regional brands: Uniroyal in North America, Kleber in Europe, Warrior in China
  • National brands: Kormoran, Riken, Siamtyre, Taurus, Tigar


Global Tire Market

-The Company was the second largest tire manufacturer with a 14.0% market share in the 2016 global tire market. 

-In 2016, the global tire market’s worth totaled USD 150 billion. Light vehicle tires accounted for approximately 60% of sales while truck tires accounted for approximately 30% of sales. In terms of volume, approximately 1.5 billion car and light truck tires were sold in 2016, while approximately 215 million truck and bus tires were sold.

(in million units)
Passenger car and light truck tires Truck tires
OE Replacement OE Replacement
2017 2016 2017 2016 2017 2016 2017 2016
Europe 104.4 102.5 363.1 350.8 7.0 6.5 24.4 23.6
North America 83.8 87.6 289.0 288.7 5.8 5.3 25.4 24.5
Asia (excluding India) 215.7 210.9 280.3 270.0 28.6 22.7 84.9 84.5
South America 16.4 13.7 82.6 76.0 1.1 0.9 14.1 13.0
Africa/India/Middle East 35.5 33.3 108.2 105.9 5.2 5.3 31.0 31.8
Total 455.7 447.9 1,123.2 1,091.4 47.7 40.7 179.9 177.5

Source: Michelin estimates

-The Company expects that the passenger car and light truck tire market as well as the truck tire market will have modest growth in 2018.

-Over the 2015-2020 period, the Company expects new tire demand to grow by an average of 2.5% a year in the passenger car and light truck segment and grow by an average of 1.5% a year in the truck segment. In the long term, tire demand is likely to expand by 1-2% a year in mature markets and by 5-10% a year in newer markets.


-The Company is listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris Stock Exchange.  (As of Dec. 31, 2017)
Shareholder Investment Ratio (%)
Foreign institutional investors 60.3
French institutional investors 25.3
Individual shareholders 12.4
Employee Shareholder Plan 2.0
Total 100.0


-Fuel efficient tires
-Run flat tires
-Winter tires
-Summer tires
-All-season tires
-Sports performance tires
-Luxury performance tires
-Long life tires
-Tires with EverGrip self-regenerating tread technology

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