Florent Menegaux, chair of the Michelin Group and Olivier Bianchi, Mayor of Clermont-Ferrand, and chair of Clermont Auvergne Métropole, along with a number of key stakeholders inaugurated the new reception building at Michelin’s Clermont-Ferrand head office as well as “a completely redesigned Place des Carmes” on 13 September 2021.
In what it calls a “series of decisions that adapt its industrial and service activities in Clermont-Ferrand,” French tyre maker Michelin has announced the closure of a retreading facility at its headquarters site and a further 164 job cuts in its Engineering operation. At the same time, the company has outlined plans to invest €90 million into projects at three Clermont-Ferrand locations.
Over the weekend, Michelin celebrated the 110th anniversary of the 1905 Gordon Bennett Cup race, which was held in the tyre maker’s home town. To mark the occasion, 50 cars built before 1919 made the journey to Clermont Ferrand, France to follow the route of the famous race.