Michelin visit

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A MAJOR Dundee employer has played host to the city’s first citizen on a fact-finding mission.

Lord Provost Bob Duncan was shown around the innovative Michelin Factory in Baldovie Road as part of a series of company visits in the coming weeks.

He said: “Michelin is an example of a company which has been welcomed into Dundee and is now a landmark in its own right – with its wind turbines standing as markers to its location at Baldovie Road.

“The Dundee factory was the first Michelin facility in the world to embrace wind energy helping to reduce the plant’s environmental impact and energy bills.

“In fact the plant, which opened in 1972, has a long and proud history of innovation and now manufactures over 7,000,000 car tyres each year for export all over the world.”

With more than 111,000 employees and sales organisations in more than 170 countries, Michelin is the worldwide leader in tyre manufacture.  The company has 70 production sites in 18 countries across five continents, and as well as tyres also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides and maps and road atlases.  Research and development is undertaken in technology centres in Europe, USA and Japan.

The visit to the Dundee factory, which employs around 800 people, was hosted by manager John Reid.

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