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Michelin opens the second MTSC in Sankari , Southern Region

Michelin expands presence in South India with its enhanced services for truckers

Sankari, January 25, 2010 – Michelin, a worldwide leader in tyres and mobility, opens its second truck service centre MTSC, (Michelin Truck Service Centre) in the Southern region in Sankari, near Salem. MTSC is a one-stop-shop for Bais, radial tyre and related services for trucks. Apart from the application based Tyre recommendation & sales, MTSC’s gamut of services include Wheel Alignment, wheel balancing, professional tyre repair service, greasing etc.


The MTSC was inaugurated by Mr. Philippe Neyrat, Commercial Director, Michelin India, in the presence of Mr. Harkesh Jaggi, Manager Distribution, Mr. B Kumar, National Sales Manager, TB and other officials & guests.


Dealer Name: Sri Manikandan Tyres
Owner Name: Mr. K.K. Natesan & Mr. K. Ramesh
Total Area: 10,000 Sq. feet
Total Workshop & Showroom Area: 5750 sq.ft

Services being offered: New Tyres , Computerized Wheel Alignment ,Computerized Wheel Balancing ,Automatic Tyre Fitment ,Tyre Rotation, Pressure Check Tyre Repair Service

Speaking at the opening, Mr. Philippe Neyrat, Commercial Director, Michelin India, said, “We see India as an economy developing at an accelerated pace, with focused growth in infrastructure. The highways across the country carry heavy traffic; therefore, that is where the demand for a service centre was inevitable.”


“In keeping with its commitment to India, Michelin offers services mainly for radial tyres, which help contribute to save fuel, up to 10%. Truck Radial is the way of the future, it helps reduce the cost of the fleet owner by reducing his fuel bill and the overall tyre cost.”


The opening of the second MTSC in South deepens the availability of Michelin products and services along India’s highways and will help to meet the soaring demand for Michelin Radial tyres. Being a one stop shop where all these services would be provided under one roof, MTSC would save the customer’s time and expenditure on maintenance/ servicing.


Sankari is one of the historic town located around 35 kms south-west of Salem. It is situated on the Salem-Coimbatore National Highway-NH47, in Salem District, Tamil Nadu and is very famous for Lorry/truck industries and its allied business. In order to service the needs of our valued clients for both Radial Truck Tyres & Tyre related services, Michelin has opened its second MTSC centre in Tamil Nadu.


Mr. K.K. Natesan & Mr. K Ramesh , owners Sri Manikandan Tyres, said, “We are pleased and honoured to be associated with Michelin Tyres as their partner in MTSC. Partnership with Michelin, an international leader in tyre technology, makes it possible for us to cater to huge market of Radial Truck Tyres in this district. It also enables us to provide the best possible Tyre related services using the latest machinery and well trained staff.”


MTSC is an internationally successful format, particularly in the Asia Pacific region and we see it growing in India too. Michelin has maintained leadership position for more than 100 years, thanks to its relentless efforts in research and development.



Michelin Truck Service Centers are committed to offer:

- High quality Michelin Truck Radial Tyres.

- Professional tyre recommendations as per usage conditions

- Comprehensive range of professional technical services and recommendations

- Well trained staff

- Clean and tidy workshop environment


About Michelin

Michelin is dedicated to sustainably improving the mobility of goods and people by manufacturing and marketing tyres for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles/motorcycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, trucks and the US space shuttle. It also offers electronic mobility support services, on ViaMichelin.com, and publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Clermont-Ferrand, France, Michelin is present in 170 countries, has around 115,000 employees and operates 68 production plants in 19 different countries.


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