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Michelin anticipates the upturn

Features Published the 22/02/2010

The French manufacturer is planning to extend its factory near Moscow. Present in Russia before all the others, it is anticipating an upturn in growth and means to maintain its advance over its competitors.

Following a disastrous year and the collapse of the Russian market last year, Michelin is anticipating an upturn and could increase production capacity in its Davydovo plant, around one hundred kilometres from Moscow. The group has not specified the nature of the products: tyres for private cars or heavy duty vehicles, but is talking of doubling its Russian production capacity, bringing the figure to 4 million tyres per year.