Partners to create “first-class” innovation centre at Michelin’s Dundee plant

Friday May 31st, 2019

A “flagship innovation centre” – the Michelin-Scotland Innovation Parc – will be created on the site of the Michelin factory at Baldovie in Dundee, partners have pledged.Government Opportunities

An agreement has been signed to form a new company, Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc (MSIP) Ltd, which will deliver a new future for the plant focused on sustainable mobility and low-carbon energy.

The joint venture is a partnership between Michelin, Scottish Enterprise and Dundee City Council and signals a long-term commitment to Dundee and Scotland by Michelin, which is ceasing production of tyres at Baldovie next year.

The partners believe the Michelin-Scotland Innovation Parc will be a leading global destination for innovation, attracting companies, research institutions and skilled people to address key global challenges in which Scotland has a competitive advantage.

The partnership will provide job opportunities and skills development in the Dundee region with the aim of meeting the needs of people, place and planet.

Economy Secretary Derek Mackay said: “Since Michelin announced plans to close its Dundee plant in November, the Scottish Government, our agencies and our partners have worked tirelessly to find a long-term sustainable future for the site and the workforce.

“Today’s announcement is an important milestone. The creation of the Michelin-Scotland Innovation Parc will create new employment and investment opportunities for Dundee and demonstrates Michelin’s commitment to Dundee.

“The Scottish Government will continue to do all we can to realise these ambitious plans which will provide Dundee with a first-class innovation centre.”

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