Michelin is a tyre manufacturer based in Clermont-Ferrand in the Auvergne region of France.
It is one of the three largest tyre manufacturers in the world along with Bridgestone and Goodyear.
In addition to the Michelin brand, it also owns the BF Goodrich, Kleber, and Kormoran tyre brands.
Michelin is also notable for its Red and Green travel guides, its roadmaps, the Michelin stars that the Red Guide awards to restaurants for their cooking, and for its company mascot Bibendum, colloquially known as the Michelin Man.
Michelin's numerous inventions include the removable tyre, the pneurail (a tyre for trains made to run on rails) and the radial tyre.