Pneu Laurent to Invest in Avallon Plant


It has been reported that Pneu Laurent, the Michelin owned retreader based in Avallon France, is to invest 4 million Euros during 2022 with a view to modernising the plant and replacing certain machines.

Investments in Automation and New Builder

According to Company Director Stéphane Ernoult, business has improved during the pandemic to levels not seen since 2015. The level of investment confirmed is seen as a confirmation of confidence not only in the company, but in the role of retreading as a “strategic axis of development” within the Michelin Group.

Investments planned for 2022 are reported to include two automatic washing and drying cabins, which will be fed by a robot on rails and a new tread builder. Plant improvement scheduled for the year include roof repairs and the replacement of lighting.

Source: L’Yonne Républicaine

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David is the Owner and Publisher of Retreading Business. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyres & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.


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