Annual report 2013
HUTCHINSON, MORE THAN 150 YEARS OF AUTOMOTIVE INNOVATIONS
AN INTERNATIONAL EQUIPMENT SUPPLIER
Created in 1853, the Hutchinson group has become one of the leaders in technologies surrounding rubber transformation. As a subsidiary of the TOTAL energy group,the 5th largest in the world, Hutchinson now represents more than 25,000 partners and more than 80 production sites in 21 countries.
INNOVATION AT THE HEART OF THE GROUP'S DNA
Every year, Hutchinson spends a large portion of its investments on Research and Development. By developing partners in both basic materials research as well as applicable research, Hutchinson registers dozens of patents a year thanks to their numerous researchers and engineers.
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AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURER PARTNER
- Vibration, acoustic and thermal insulation,
- Fluid transfer.
Hutchinson supplies these systems to the largest automotive groups: General Motors, Volkswagen, Toyota, Peugeot-Citroën, Renault-Nissan, Daimler, BMW, Kia-Hyundai, Ford Motors.
HUTCHINSON RIDES THE TOUR DE FRANCE.
Hutchinson tires is the sponsor partner of several professional rider teams, especially with the revolutionary tire: the road tubeless®, an ultra high-performance road tire with no air chamber.
The Europcar team with Thomas Voeckler (photo) kept the Hutchinson technology flag flying high in the last Tour de France, as did Lance Armstrong in previous years!
You can find the entire bicycle tire range on the Hutchinson Tires site.
HUTCHINSON PROTECTS THE ARMED FORCES
Hutchinson designs and produces tactical wheel systems that are resistant to military or critical civil situations (explosion, fire, projectile) and that also offers the "run-flat" feature. As a supplier of the American defence force and NATO, Hutchinson develops several civil applications of its military technologies for utility vehicles, construction machines and road transport vehicles.
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HUTCHINSON SHINES IN SPACE
The super-insulation of the Ariane engines designed by Hutchinson has to withstand temperatures in excess of 1000°C during the several minutes of take-off.
HUTCHINSON SEALS YOUR PRESERVES
There is a little bit of Hutchinson in almost every French household. We have been manufacturing the orange washers used to seal canning jars for many years.
They are produced in the historical plant of Chalette-sur-Loing in France, in the industrial cutting department (DCI).
HUTCHINSON TYRE MAKER FOR BIKE SINCE 1890
Hutchinson is the last french tyer maker for bikes on advance bikes technology, and equips the world champions bikers as well as all Tour de France teams. Pioneer of the tubeless tyre, our range tagets to technologic bikers (competition, road turism, cross, trekking, BMX) and also concerns scooters.