Construction at Michelin’s new plant in Mexico is now well underway. Completion is scheduled for late 2018. It will cover approximately 142,000m2 on an area of 98 hectares in the Parque Industrial León-Bajio.
Production will increase gradually thereafter, eventually reaching around 5 million tires a year for high-performance and ultra-high-performance cars, light trucks, SUVs and cross-over vehicles. The plant is expected to employ at least 1,000 people at full capacity.
Said Jean-Dominique Senard, CEO of the Michelin Group, “Michelin’s customers for passenger-vehicle tires are demanding more of our innovative, high-tech tires to meet the performance requirements of the growing market in North America. This plant will improve our capacity to meet those demands, as a key element of Michelin’s ‘Service to the Customer’ initiative in North America and worldwide.”