Rockwell, Michelin Partner on Digital Innovation

Rockwell Automation, Inc has strengthened its collaboration with Michelin, the French multinational tire manufacturing company. Particularly, Rockwell will focus on digital innovation across Michelin’s manufacturing processes.

With more than three decades of collaborative history, this new step signifies a strategic evolution. That is, from traditional automation to a digital-focused effort. Thus, underlining a commitment to continuous innovation.

Propels Digital Transformation

Key initiatives of this collaboration include modernizing traditional manufacturing equipment through digitalization. In addition, it will also focus on integrating advanced analytics and data science tools at operational levels. Finally, it will also focus on boosting operational reliability and efficiency through digital solutions.

Frank Kulaszewicz, Senior Vice President, Rockwell Automation, said: “This new step is a testament to our evolving relationship with Michelin. We are eager to build on our historical collaboration, leveraging our combined strengths to face future industrial challenges and drive forward digital innovation.”

In addition, Kulaszewicz said, “It marks a new chapter in our journey, deepening our commitment to Michelin’s digital transformation in machine automation. (Also), solidifying the mutual trust between our companies.”

This collaboration between Michelin and Rockwell Automation is comprehensive, covering multiple aspects of digital transformation. Joint efforts in prototyping and testing will validate the feasibility and effectiveness of new ideas. Moreover, it enhances the efficiency of R&D initiatives. Thus, laying the groundwork for ongoing co-innovation and co-development.

“Our strengthened commitment allows us to fast-track our digitalization strategies through this sustainable innovation collaboration,” said Nicolas Jaunet, Manufacturing Engineering Vice President, Michelin.

Furthermore, Jaunet said, “Our combined expertise will accelerate our manufacturing to scale up innovation through smart technology while creating greater people skills and a more attractive work environment.”