Michelin UK Tyre Makers
Michelin UK Tyre Makers-Just like their tyres, Michelin ,keep rolling on. They never seem to bang a big drum about themselves — they just get their head down and get on with the job. That’s how they arrived in Dundee.
Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk
Consequently, this is the tyre factory that I had completely forgot about? The Michelin tyre factory in Dundee, Scotland,UK.
Of course, Michelin, made their first tyre their on November 6 1972.So, in the next four years from them starting. It is important to realize, that the giant French tyre company. Had, manufactured the five millionth tyre! a great achievement.
First thing to remember is, the factory capacity was increased in 1978. So, many different car tyres were made their. Including ,the then new run-flat tyres as far back as 1983.
The factory is due for further expansion. Another key point is that it will be one of the few tyre manufacturing plants. Hence, in the whole of the UK.
Michelin’s UK head office and commercial headquarters is in Stoke-on-Trent.
The Stoke site used to manufacture truck tyres and i think Earth mover tyres,(but i could be wrong about that). I do remember visiting the factory in Stoke to collect some earth mover tyres, but they could just have been stored there.
I know that they manufacture tyres in Ballymena (northern Ireland), because they have recently threatened to close the factory, but i think that government help has postponed the closure.
The famous Michelin truck remoulds are still made in Stoke, along with their training centre and offices. There was a time when no other tyre manufacturer could touch Michelin with the quality of their truck carcasses(a name for the old new truck tyres that could be used again as a remould).
Of course Michelin still make car tyres at their factory in Dundee, Scotland. Subsequently, this factory makes over 7 million car tyres. Which are exported all over the globe. The factory is also famous for saving energy with the building of wind turbines. Helping reduce emissions and lower its carbon footprint.