Michelin Set To Close Ballymena Tyre Factory

3-Michelin-Michelin Tyres is planning to close its Ballymena factory in 2018 with the loss of 860 jobs, while increasing production at its Scottish plant in Dundee.

In a statement, Michelin say: “The proposal to run down the truck tyre factory in Ballymena has been made in light of the significant downturn in demand for truck tyres in Europe since the financial crisis of 2007, which has seen the market decrease by over five million tyres.

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