Michelin investing in NI tyre plant

By Patrick Raleigh, ERJ On-line new editor

Belfast, Northern Ireland-Groupe Michelin is to carry out a £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 £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…

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