Michelin’s India plant almost operational
Michelin’s new plant in Thiruvallur, India has been described as the world’s largest tyre factory. While we can’t confirm the veracity of this superlative, one thing that appears to be true is that the facility is preparing for an imminent production start.
India’s The Economic Times newspaper quotes France’s Ambassador to India as saying the plant in Tamil Nadu state is set to “begin operation in weeks to come.” During a visit to the region, Ambassador Francois Richter commented on French investment in Tamil Nadu and added that the Michelin plant would “soon” be inaugurated. “It is going to start operating in the weeks to come,” he elaborated. “We are currently discussing with the Government of Tamil Nadu. It is coming soon.”