Michelin’s Bad Kreuznach Plant Reaches the Quarter-Billion Mark
Michelin’s factory in Bad Kreuznach, Germany has produced its 250 millionth tyre, an Energy Saver 175/65 R14 82T. This event gave the site the opportunity to celebrate with the plant’s manager, Cyrille Beau, the head of the Michelin Germany/Switzerland /Austria region, Dieter Freitag, the town mayor, Andreas Ludwig and some 200 site employees. The factory first entered production in 1966.
“Our technology is excellent and we have modern equipment and assembly lanes,” commented plant manager Cyrille Beau. “But, first and foremost, what distinguishes us from our competitors is our personnel’s know-how and commitment.”
Thierry Chiche, head of Europe’s Passenger Car and Light Truck Replacement, added: “There are very few plants which can celebrate their 250 millionth tyre. This success is due to the major investments that have been made in the Bad Kreuznach plant since it opened, but even more so to the employees’ professionalism and strong commitment over these past years.”
In marking the occasion, Michelin notes that 250 million tyres weigh as much as 425,000 elephants, and when stacked up would reach five times higher than Mount Everest.