CLERMONT-FERRAND, France (May 4)—Groupe Michelin will restructure and consolidate tire manufacturing and support activities at four sites in France this year, resulting in 1,880 job cuts. The restructuring is part of Michelin´s three-year productivity improvement program announced last September that included plans to trim its European work force by 10 percent. Michelin said it will dedicate its Joue-les-Tours plant to truck tires for export, make the Toul plant of its Pneumatiques Kleber subsidiary the European center for its passenger and light truck tire multibrand business and dedicate Kleber´s Troyes plant to agricultural tires. Michelin also will devote an undisclosed amount of resources to helping the displaced workers find new jobs, the firm said.
Michelin to reconfigure French production mix, cut Jobs
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