Michelin to shut Dundee plant with loss of 845 jobs

Dundee, UK – Groupe Michelin is to close its tire plant in Dundee, Scotland by mid-2020 with the loss of 845 jobs, the company informed employees there on 5 Nov.

The Dundee site, which opened in 1971, manufactures only 16-inch and smaller tires for passenger cars, explained a Michelin statement.

This market, it said, has faced serious difficulties in recent years due to a structural decline in demand for these tire sizes and competition from low-cost, entry-level products from Asia.

These factors “have made the plant unsuitable and…

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