Michelin not currently in Bushmills discussions over Ballymena – statement

Following reports that Irish whiskey manufacturer Bushmills is interested in purchasing Michelin’s closing truck tyre plant in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, the tyre manufacturer has issued a statement clarifying the plant’s current status.

“Michelin is currently going through a 90 day consultation period following the previous announcement that our Ballymena factory will be wound down in 2018,” the company states. “The focus of the business at this present moment in time is purely on the wellbeing of our staff and exploring all options to help them find new employment when the time comes.

“Michelin is not in any ongoing discussions with Bushmills or any other company.”

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