Michelin has received the Silver Award in the Transportation category at the 2013 Edison Awards for the Michelin X-Tweel SSL.
The award was presented during the Edison Awards ceremony held at Chicago’s Navy Pier. The awards, which were presented in 12 categories, symbolize the persistence and excellence personified by Thomas Alva Edison. Celebrating 26 years of honoring the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services, hundreds of senior executives joined some of the world’s most recognized companies to acknowledge the 2013 Edison Award winners.
“Michelin is extremely honored to have been recognized with such an important group of recipients,” said Tim Fulton, head of Michelin Tweel Technologies. “We continue to be surprised and encouraged at the extent to which the innovation is generating excitement across many vehicle segments; the receptivity has been very strong and positive.“
The Tweel is Michelin’s airless radial tire sold for use on skid steer loaders used in the construction, landscaping, contracting, refuse/recycling and agricultural industries. This non-pneumatic tire uses traditional radial tire technology but requires no air, thereby eliminating the risk of a flat tire, Michelin says.
The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. The Awards have been recognizing and honoring the best in innovations and innovators since 1987.