Business expansion
Ouest; Pays de la Loire; Maine-et-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

100 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
25 September 2018
Employment effect (start)
1 October 2018
Foreseen end date
31 December 2019


French tyre manufacturer Michelin has announced the creation of 115 jobs in its plant in Cholet (Maine-et-Loire) in 2019 to replace departure in retirement and to face the increasing production of the plant. The management expect to increase the production from €4.30 million / €4.60 million tyres in 2016 to 6 million. About 200 employees were already hired in 2016 and 100 in 2017

The company has expanded several times within in France over the previous few years, in 201020112013 and recently inMay 2016 and October 2017 in its site of La Roche-sur-Yon (Vendée), in October 2017 at La Chapelle Saint Luc (Aube)  and in June 2018 at Blavozy (Haute-Loire) but also had job cuts occurrences 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.



Eurofound (2018), Michelin, Business expansion in France, factsheet number 95533, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/95533.