Quarries and Construction
Michelin in the Field
Michelin is associated with the largest construction project in the world, the widening of the Panama Canal. This project includes 80 km stretch of ship canal joining the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific, through which 600 million tons of goods will pass.
Michelin supplies 95% of the tires used on the site, 1,564 tires in 2011 alone. The work which began 3 years ago is expected to be completed by the summer of 2014. For this project of truly exceptional scope, we have a dedicated team on site to ensure optimum tire performance. Technical monitoring, recommendations on tire pressure and track conditions, everything is studied in the finest detail so that the machines can operate at maximum capacity.