Michelin-Conti to open US tire/wheel plant

Vance, Alabama-TW Fitting NA llc, a Groupe Michelin/Continental AG joint venture, is setting up a plant in Vance to supply Mercedes-Benz of America Inc. with mounted tyre/wheel assemblies.

TW Fitting is a unit of Eurofit, a Belgian subsidiary of Michelin Continental Projects, a 50:50 Michelin-Continental joint venture. This is the first North American factory for Eurofit, which operates several tyre/wheel assembly plants in Europe.

The new company will occupy half of a $10-million (€8.1-million), 9290-m2 facility under construction in the Legacy Industrial Campus in rural Tuscaloosa County…

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