The French tire manufacturer Michelin announced Tuesday, March 1 a reorganization of its activities in its historic cradle of Clermont-Ferrand, through the elimination of 494 positions without forced departures. This plan will force the group to spend 55 million euros in provisions in its half-year accounts, he said in a press release.
It will be accompanied by an investment program of 90 million euros by 2020, “to accelerate the transformation of Clermont-Ferrand sites into industrial and technological centers of excellence”. “Michelin has taken the decision to close the heavy-duty retreading workshop at its La Combaude site, without forced departure, by the end of 2017. The 330 employees of the workshop, including the 266 production operators, will benefit from an internal reclassification plan in other industrial sites in Clermont ”, indicated the group.
In engineering, the reorganization “will lead, by the end of 2018, to 164 job cuts, all based in Clermont-Ferrand”, (…) where “a voluntary internal mobility plan will be offered to all employees” of the branch, “ mostly executives ”. The other “Support” services of the Michelin group in Clermont-Ferrand will see their organization gradually adapt over time ”, according to management.
These changes will be facilitated by the fact that the group plans to hire 400 workers in Clermont over the next three years. Michelin’s Clermont-Ferrand site has a little over 12,000 employees.