Business expansion
Centre-Est; Rhône-Alpes; Drôme
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Via Stalls And Markets Or Other
47.91 - Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet

250 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
12 January 2017
Employment effect (start)
1 August 2017
Foreseen end date


Allopneus.com, a specialist in the sale of tyres on the Internet, is preparing to build a new logistics site in Valence (Drôme). The construction of the site will start on 30 January. About 250 jobs will be created and the first recruitment will take place in September when the site will be opened. The investment is estimated at €40 million. The company, in which the group Michelin owns 40% of the shares since 2015, has already a logistic site at Oignies (Pas-de-Calais), but it reached a saturation point with 600,000 tyres. The new site will be able to store an additional 600,000 tyres. In 2016, the company has sold about 3.5 million of tyres for a global turnover of €250 million (10% of the French market). The new site will allow the company to explore markets in Italy and Spain in the near future.


  • 12 January 2017: La Tribune
  • 14 April 2015: La Tribune


Eurofound (2017), Allopneus, Business expansion in France, factsheet number 89824, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/89824.