Michelin is a tire manufacturer based out of France's Auvergne region. After Bridgestone it is the second largest tire manufacturer in the world. In addition to the Michelin brand, it also owns the BF Goodrich, Kleber, Uniroyal and Riken.
While it was founded in France, Michelin has had a long history in the United States with the acquisition of US tire company in 1907, the first organised national Michelin US operation was in 1950 .
In 1997 Michelin Australia was established to develop markets in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region .