Business expansion
Centre-Est; Auvergne; Haute-Loire
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Rubber And Plastic Products And Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
Manufacture Of Rubber And Plastic Products
22.11 - Manufacture of rubber tyres and tubes; retreading and rebuilding of rubber tyres

119 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
20 June 2018
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2018
Foreseen end date
31 December 2018


French tyre manufacturer Michelin has announced the creation of 119 jobs in its plant at Blavozy (Haute-Loire) by the end of 2018 and an investment plan of about €70 million for the period 2018-2022. Of the 119 new positions, 95 are already filled. According to the manager, the job creations surpass the number of natural attritions, i.e., workers who leave for reasons of retirement. The company has expanded several times within France over the past years, in 201020112013, inMay 2016 at La Roche-sur-Yon (Vendée), in December 2016 at its Cholet plant (100 job creations), in March 2017 (210 jobs at its plant in Blanzy - Saône-et-Loire) and in October 2017 (100 jobs in its plant at La Roche-sur-Yon).  Job cuts were also recorded in 2009 and 2013. Michelin has recently announced a plan to restructure one of its sites in Clermont-Ferrand, with a site closure by the end 2017 and a reorganisation of its engineering department by 2018. In January 2017, Michelin agreed the non-replacement of a hundred retirements within five years at its Vannes site.


  • 20 June 2018: L'éveil (video)


Eurofound (2018), Michelin, Business expansion in France, factsheet number 94547, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/94547.