EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: France
Region: Saône-et-Loire; Bourgogne; Bassin Parisien
Location of affected unit(s): Blanzy


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products
22.11 - Manufacture of rubber tyres and tubes; retreading and rebuilding of rubber tyres
Number Employed: 1150

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 13-03-2017
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-01-2017
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2018
Planned Job Creation: 210

Additional Information

French tyre manufacturer Michelin has announced the creation of 210 jobs in its plant in Blanzy (Saône-et-Loire) in the next two years. About 130 workers will be recruited in 2017 and 80 in 2018. In 2015, the group has invested €58 million and created 128 positions in Blanzy. 

The company has expanded several times within France over the previous few years, in 201020112013, in May 2016 in its site of La Roche-sur-Yon (Vendée) and in December 2016 in its site of Cholet (Maine-et-Loire). But the group 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.