In the framework of the COMTRANS 2019 international exhibition of commercial vehicles PTC KAMAZ and Michelin signed an agreement on strategic partnership.
Accoring to the agreement Michelin will act as a global partner of KAMAZ in achieving the best cost of owning a fleet (Total Cost of Ownership). The flagship of the KAMAZ-54901 the latest fifth-generation truck range will be equipped with the MICHELIN X Multi Energy Z&D and MICHELIN X Line Energy Z2 & D2 high-tech tires, providing the lowest cost of ownership and high fuel economy.
“Today, in order to lead in a competitive market, the consumer needs to offer the best. In the production of KAMAZs of the K5 generation, we make the most of the latest developments and technologies, both our own and the world’s leading automakers. Therefore, it is rational that when choosing “shoes” for our KAMAZ-54901 flagship, we turned to one of the leaders in this area – the Michelin company, which offers the best solution,” said Sergey Kogogin, the Director General of KAMAZ PTC after the signing.
“A long-standing strategic partnership connects us with the KAMAZ Group of Companies: we are united by a number of common values, one of them is customer orientation. We are pleased to bring collaboration to a new level and to offer the best solution today – the energy-saving X Multi Energy Z&D and MICHELIN X Line Energy tires to equip the KAMAZ-54901 flagship model. These tires are part of the unique comprehensive offer for the fleet management and business profitability. Together with KAMAZ Group of Companies we are testing a number of innovative services and solutions for the fleet, and we are confident that within the framework of our cooperation we will be able to implement interesting technological solutions, becoming even more attractive for our customers,” commented Vansan Rousse-Rouvier, the Senior Vice President of the Truck and Bus Tires Department.
According to the partners’ intention, the use of MICHELIN tires at KAMAZ should increase the profitability of the activities of motor companies specializing in long-haul transport, as well as increase the productivity of vehicles.