Pylon Manufacturing

Deerfield Beach,  FL 
United States
http://www.pylonhq.com
  • Booth: 4238-A

Headquartered in Deerfield Beach Florida, Pylon has consistently developed and engineered new, innovative designs since 1968 that make wiper blades work more efficient and perform better. Our continuous focus on innovation and quality has led to over 70 patents including the patented suspension technology in Michelin hybrid wipers with Smart-Flex Design. This blade adapts to the windshield curve, providing long-lasting, clog free all-season performance that wipes better in any weather.  Industry-leading innovations only occur with strong research, development, and assessment, so we carefully test our products in real-world situations to ensure our blades allow clear vision and safer driving even in the harshest weather. We are clearly building a tradition of quality.

At Pylon, we take pride in our earned reputation as an industry leader in the automotive market. We continue to strive to support our mission to be the preferred branded global market leader of the best vehicle visibility solutions, supported by consumer driven insights while providing superior expertise and exceptional customer service. 

Pylon. Clearly Innovation. Clearly building a legacy. 

Brands: Michelin® , Pylon®


 Press Releases

  • Media Contact:

                                                                                                    Jeff Dillow

                                                                                           781.749.0077 ext. 14

    jeff@hollywoodagency.com

    NEW MICHELIN WIPER BLADES AD CAMPAIGN BUILDS ON LEGACY OF SAFETY,
    EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE TECHNOLOGY

    DEERFIELD BEACH, FL OCTOBER 24, 2018 – Who doesn’t like a hug? Pylon Manufacturing – the exclusive licensee for Michelin®-brand wiper blades in North America – has launched a national advertising campaign in support of the industry-leading product line. Anchored by 15- and 30-second television spots, the campaign includes radio and digital support, and will run through April 2019.

    The new campaign aims to raise overall awareness for Michelin Wiper Blades as a premium choice for drivers who value safety and performance. The creative draws upon consumer familiarity with the iconic Michelin Man “hug” to inspire a sense of safety and security. The ads introduce the tagline, “Michelin Wiper Blades hug your windshield like our tires hug the road.”

    The Michelin Wiper hug is the result of exclusive innovations, such as Pylon’s Smart-Flex™ technology. Featured in Michelin Hybrid Wiper Blades, Smart-Flex technology combines the windshield-hugging features of a conventional spring-loaded blade with the anti-snow build-up feature of a beam blade for ultra-quiet and superior streak-free wiping in any weather. The result is long-lasting, all-season performance for optimum visibility.

    “We pride ourselves in a 50-year history of delivering the best vehicle visibility solutions driven by the need of the consumer,” said Bart Plaumann, President of Pylon Manufacturing. “This new campaign aims to raise the profile of Michelin Wiper Blades among consumers in a way that not only resonates personally, but also supports sell-through with our retail partners.”

    The new ads will run on top-tier networks such as ESPN/ESPN2, TNT, TBS, NBC, ABC, FX, NFL Network, National Geographic and Discovery. The campaign was designed and produced by Tattoo Projects, a creative marketing agency based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

    Michelin wiper blades are available across the U.S. and Canada at auto stores and major retailers. Pylon has manufactured and marketed wiper blades for 50 years and under the Michelin brand since 2003. For additional information, visit the Pylon and www.michelinwipers.com websites.

    About Pylon Manufacturing

    Headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Florida, Pylon has developed and engineered innovative designs since 1968 that make wiper blades perform better. Our continuous focus on innovation and quality has led to over 70 patents, including the patented suspension technology in Michelin Hybrid wipers with Smart-Flex technology. We continue to strive to support our mission to be the preferred branded global market leader of the best vehicle visibility solutions, supported by consumer-driven insights while providing superior expertise and customer service. Pylon is the exclusive licensee for Michelin-brand wiper blades in the U.S. and is an operating division of Qualitor, Inc. For more information, visit www.pylonhq.com.

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  • PYLON CHARGES FORWARD AT THE 2018 AAPEX SHOW WITH NEW CMO, MIKE FRETWELL  

    DEERFIELD BEACH, FL – October 26, 2018Pylon® Manufacturing, the exclusive North America licensee of Michelin wiper blades, announces the appointment of Mike Fretwell to the position of Chief Marketing Officer. He will be responsible for all aspects of marketing, enhancing the companies brand messaging and innovative new products that will allow Pylon to continue to charge forward.   

    “I am happy to be joining the Pylon marketing team in our mission to deliver the best visibility and safety solutions and market expertise” said Mike Fretwell, CMO of Pylon Manufacturing. “We have exciting new Michelin wiper blades and safety zone products in the pipeline and I look forward to a successful future.”

    Mike is a veteran of the consumer products industry with over 20+ years in sales, marketing, product development, and general management with companies such as Nabisco and Newell Brands / Jarden Consumer Solutions.  Prior to advancing his career, Mike served in the US. Army where he learned many of his leadership skills.  
     

    Pylon will be exhibiting at the 2018 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) October 30th - November 1st at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, NV. Attendees are encouraged to visit the Pylon booth #4238A to meet Mike.
     

    “We are excited to introduce Mike at the AAPEX show and welcome him to the Pylon family,” said Bart Plaumann, President Pylon Manufacturing.  “Mike’s experience in consumer products is a strong fit as the company continues down its path to future growth and success. We encourage everyone to stop by the Pylon booth to see how we are charging forward bringing new and innovative products to market.

    For more information on Pylon Manufacturing, please visit www.pylonhq.com.

    About Pylon Manufacturing

    Headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Florida, Pylon has developed and engineered innovative designs since 1968 that make wiper blades perform better. Our continuous focus on innovation and quality has led to over 70 patents, including the patented suspension technology in Michelin Hybrid wipers with Smart-Flex technology. We continue to strive to support our mission to be the preferred branded global market leader of the best vehicle visibility solutions, supported by consumer-driven insights while providing superior expertise and customer service. Pylon is the exclusive licensee for Michelin-brand wiper blades in the U.S. and is an operating division of Qualitor, Inc. For more information, visit www.pylonhq.com.


 Products

  • Michelin® Stealth® XT Hybrid Wiper Blade
    Featuring the latest in wiper packaging, this extreme performance wiper is in a high-quality blister package surrounded by a custom die cut foil stock sleeve featuring metallic Michelin blue water droplets and red accents with the iconic Michelin Man...

  • The Michelin® Stealth™ XT Hybrid Wiper Blade Features the latest in wiper packaging. This one of a kind wiper is in a high-quality blister package that reinforces the performance of the blade with an open window allowing consumers to experience the patented Smart Flex Technology found only in Michelin Hybrid wipers.  The custom die cut foil stock sleeve features metallic Michelin blue water droplets and metallic red accents with reflective qualities to draw impact on shelf.  The blade package is finished with the world-renowned Michelin Man giving you the thumbs up providing consumer confidence in the quality of the product

    See Clearly. Drive Safely. Michelin® Wiper Blades. 

  • Michelin® Optimum™ XT Beam Wiper Blade
    Featuring the latest in wiper packaging, this extreme performance wiper is in a high-quality blister package surrounded by a custom die cut foil stock sleeve featuring silver water droplets and metallic Michelin blue accents with the iconic Michelin Man...

  • The Michelin® Optimum™  XT Beam Wiper Blade Features the latest in wiper packaging. This extreme performance wiper is in a high-quality blister package that reinforces the performance of the blade and securely holds all connectors.  The custom die cut foil stock sleeve features silver water droplets and metallic Michelin® blue accents with reflective qualities to draw impact on shelf.  The blade package is finished with the world-renowned Michelin Man giving you the thumbs up providing consumer confidence in the quality of the product.

    See Clearly. Drive Safely. Michelin® Wiper Blades. 

  • Michelin® Storm™ Premium Severe Weather Wiper
    Michelin® Storm™ Premium Severe Weather Hybrid Wiper Blade with new WeatherShield™ Technology...

  • Michelin® Storm™ Premium Severe Weather Hybrid Wiper Blade with new WeatherShield™ Technology  - repels water, snow and ice from the blade delivering superior wipe performance in extreme weather  

    • Advanced Hybrid blade design combines the windshield hugging features of beam and with the spring loaded design of a traditional blade giving you optimal windshield contact
    • Exclusive Smart-Flex™ Technology with multi pressure point surface contact for better wipes and improved vision 
    • EZ-Lok™ Connector system for quick and easy installation 

    See Clearly. Drive Safely. Michelin® Wiper Blades. 

  • Michelin Jump starter & Power Bank
    Michelin Jump Starter & Power Bank jump starts a car up to 20 times and charges your electronics on the go. Never be left stranded again!...

  • Never Be Left Stranded with the New Michelin Jump Starter & Power Bank!

    • SafeJump™ Technology to safely jump start your car up to 20 times 
    • Charge your smart phone, tablet, smartwatch, laptop and more from anywhere 
    • TempX™ Protective Cover is shockproof and water resistant
    • 15,000 mAh/600 Peak amps or 10,000 mAh/400 peak amps
    • Multiple designs available, from sleek and stylish to industrial 

    Stay Safe. Stay Mobile. Stay Connected. 


 Onsite Contact

Onsite Contact Name
Amy Litten
Onsite Contact Title
Executive Assistant
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