Michelin considering future of German tire plant

London –  Michelin is studying the future of its car tire production plant in Hallstadt, Bamberg, Germany, as demand continues to fall for smaller-rim tire sizes, a company spokeswoman has told ERJ.

The plant, which specialises primarily in the production of smaller-sized passenger car tires, is facing “substantial difficulties”, due to ‘structural changes’ in the European market, explained Maira Tuerk, site and change communication manager at Michelin Reifenwerke AG.

The French tire maker, according to Tuerk, has now entered into negotiations with the works council of the…

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