MNA Opens New Tread Stock Plant
(Akron/Tire Review) Michelin North America opened the doors to its new tread rubber production facility in Mexico on July 9. The new Michelin Retread Technologies (MRTI) tread plant is located next to MNA’s Mexico headquarters and passenger tyre plant in Querétaro.
The $40 million plant will produce proprietary tread stock for MRTI retreaders across North America, including the 16 MRTI retreaders in Mexico.
“The retread market in Mexico is currently the seventh largest in the world with a growing demand for Michelin products,” said Jim Micali, MNA’s chairman and president. “The opening of this new plant in Querétaro will allow us to fulfill the growing needs of our local customers as well as support our business throughout North America.”