CUNEO, Italy—Michelin has outlined how it is "transforming" its tire production operations in response to a range of environmental, technological and human-resource challenges.
During a media day event held Oct. 4-5 at Michelin's Cuneo plant—its largest car tire factory in western Europe—the group set out how it is addressing challenges that have emerged over the last few years.
Michelin operates more than 70 production plants on five continents, producing around 200 million tires a year and employing 75,000 people.
Facility upgrades initiated "a few years ago" have already led to the creation of "environmentally conscious" facilities across the group, according to the French tire maker.
In the process, Michelin said it had halved the environmental impact of its tire plants over 14 years to 2019, but knows it must go a lot further.