A global Technology Center

The Michelin Technology Center, in charge of Research and Development, benefits from a worldwide network. Its teams and infrastructures are based in Europe, the Americas and Asia.

Michelin Research and Development: a global network

Urbalad, developing synergies

3,300 people work at Michelin's Research and Development Center in Clermont-Ferrand. Over the period up to 2019, the Group will spend €270 million on fully renovating the center to boost its innovation capabilities and shorten time-to-market for innovative tires and services.

We're going to bring together all of our research, development and process engineering capabilities on the same site. This will facilitate collaborative working and encourage cross-fertilization.

Terry Gettys,Executive Vice President, Research and Development, and member of the Group Executive Committee

Coopérations transversesCross-disciplinary cooperation

This major project involves constructing a new building, which in itself will accommodate 1,600 workstations, at the center of the Ladoux site near Clermont-Ferrand in France. The new work spaces will facilitate cross-disciplinary cooperation and help project teams work together more efficiently.

Key figures

The Michelin R&D Center in Ladoux near Clermont-Ferrand, France


Focus on

MICHELIN Motorsport, Michelin's other proving ground