Michelin Tyre plant in India ready to start production
Construction of the Michelin Tyres new plant in Thiruvallur in Chennai is completed and production operations are set to commence. This new tyre plant is the largest tyre factory in the world and covers an area of 290 acres. Though no specific date has been set for inauguration, France Ambassador to India, Francois Richier has disclosed that production is set to commence in a few weeks.
Delays and other constraints which included problems related to land acquisition and protesting villagers hindered timely completion of the plant but these have been overcome and Michelin has started installing equipment at the plant with aspirations to start running this equipment soon. Over 600 engineers have also been employed by Michelin and have been sent to Michelin manufacturing facilities across the globe for training.