Michelin is due to launch production of new rubber mixes at the Michelin manufacturing site in Poland this autumn. The site in Olsztyn, Poland, was opened in 1967 and integrated into the Michelin Company in 1995 to become Michelin’s sole Polish manufacturing facility.
The Olsztyn site has now become part of a £172 million investment program that will also incorporate the development and construction of a warehousing and logistics centre, adjacent to the manufacturing site. Michelin has announced that the investment program is its largest in Europe and will create more than 500 new jobs.
Polish officials were enthused by Michelin’s expansion agreement, stating that “Poland is becoming an unquestionable European leader” within the tyre manufacturing sector. Other major representatives of the sector, such as Bridgestone and Goodyear, have also invested in Polish facilities, which have “brought about positive financial results and high efficiency of production”, as one Polish official claimed.