By Patrick Raleigh, ERJ On-line new editor
Belfast, Northern Ireland-Groupe Michelin is to carry out a Â£14.5-million (Euro22-million) upgrade of its truck and bus tyre plant manufacturing facility in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, Invest Northern Ireland has announced.
The government agency is contributing Â£2.7 million in Selective Financial Assistance to the project, which will help to underpin the future of the 1200-employee plant, according to an Invest NI statement. The facility has a capacity of 950 000 tyres/year, according to ERJ’s 2003 Global Tyre Report.
The investment will…