ERJ staff report (DS)
Toul, France -- International waste-management group Suez has formed a joint venture with Michelin to develop a recycling unit at the Michelin tyre plant at Toul, France. The former KlÃ©ber factory is due to close in 2009, in a previously-announced measure.
In a joint statement, Michelin and Suez said this is part of a commitment by Michelin to re-develop its site at Toul. The project, named CAMPUS will have two main activities. First, it will recycle end-of-life products into secondary raw materials. Notably, said the statement, volumes of rubber that have been generated at Michelin factories. The second activity is to develop a research and development centre, dedicated to recycling raw materials, including rubber.
The companies did not say how many people were expected to work at the centre, but noted that the factory has an area of 35 hectares.
Michelin previously said the 37-year-old Toul plant makes around 20 000 mid-range car tyres per day and employs 800.
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Press release from Suez (French language)