Rockwell & Michelin boost partnerships in digital manufacturing magic.

Rockwell Automation, the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and digital transformation, has expanded its collaboration with Michelin, a leading multinational tire manufacturing company. This agreement will focus on digital innovation in Michelin’s manufacturing processes, marking a strategic evolution from traditional automation to a digital-focused approach.

Key points of this collaboration include:

  • Modernisation of traditional manufacturing equipment through digitalisation.
  • Integration of advanced analytics and data science tools at operational and plant levels, involving a wider partner ecosystem including Kalypso, a Rockwell Automation business.
  • Enhancement of operational reliability and efficiency through the application of digital solutions.

The partnership between Michelin and Rockwell Automation is comprehensive, encompassing various aspects of digital transformation. Together, the companies will conduct experiments and tests to confirm the feasibility and effectiveness of new ideas, enhancing the efficiency of R&D initiatives and laying the foundation for continuous co-innovation and co-development.

Frank Kulaszewicz, Senior Vice President of Rockwell Automation, expressed enthusiasm about extending the relationship with Michelin and leveraging joint strengths to address future industrial challenges, further instilling digital innovation. This move solidifies the mutual trust between the two companies, leading to a deeper commitment to Michelin’s digital transformation in machine automation.

Nicolas Jaunet, Manufacturing Engineering Vice President at Michelin, emphasised how the strengthened commitment will hasten digitalisation strategies through sustainable innovation collaboration. The shared expertise will expedite manufacturing and scale-up innovation with smart technology, creating greater people skills and a more attractive work environment.