Cologne, Germany -- Michelin was named tyre manufacturer of the year at tonight's awards ceremony at the Tire Technology Expo.
In other categories, Rhein Chemie was named 'Tire Industry supplier of the year'.
Bridgestone won the Tire Technology of the year award for its Contact Area Information Sensing (CAIS) system, announced in September 2011. CAIS aims to provide real time road surface condition information to the driver by
way of the tyres.
Environmental achievement of the year was awarded to Canadian de-vulcanisation company, Environmental Waste International.
Tire manufacturing innovation of the year was awarded to Goodyear for its retread multi-piece cushion, which was designed to extend the life of truck tire retread cushion without sacrificing quality and performance.