Investment in Michelin factory
21 June 2017
More than £16m invested in Dundee site.
A £16.5m investment in Michelin's Dundee facility will support
additional premises and radical new manufacturing equipment, First
Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced today.
This new project will offer an opportunity for a new
manufacturing technique that will deliver significant environmental
improvements including new technology to reduce CO2 emissions by
7,140 tonnes per year.
Scottish Enterprise is supporting the project with a £4.5m
Environmental Protection Grant with the company investing £12m into
the site, supporting the increasing demand for larger tyres
Making the announcement while touring the site, the First
"Michelin is a global leader in developing the latest technology
and this investment in making the next generation of fuel efficient
tyres is another great example of a highly innovative company.
"This commitment and investment in the Dundee site will support
the 850 fantastic, skilled workers here to remain at the cutting
edge of their industry and help the worldwide drive to the low
"Michelin's investment in Scotland is testament to our thriving
manufacturing industry and its position as a key growth sector for
the economy. Their continued commitment is proof of the skill and
value of the Scottish workforce."
Adrian Gillespie, Managing Director of Growth Companies,
Innovation and Infrastructure at Scottish Enterprise, said:
"It is fantastic news that Michelin have chosen the Dundee site
as the location for the first industrial scale implementation of
their new electric curing technology, helping make the site even
more efficient, growing the range of tyres it is capable of
manufacturing, and helping to secure its future growth. Working
closely with the Michelin leadership in Dundee we're delighted to
play a part in making this happen through Environmental Aid."
John Reid, Michelin Factory Manager said:
"We're delighted the First Minister is here to announce this
significant investment. It represents a very important step forward
for the Factory and forms part of a much bigger investment to
transform the plant. None of which could we have achieved
without the fantastic support of Scottish Enterprise."
Source - The Scottish Government website