Mapping the Michelin man’s journey

The French company has navigated its way from the 19th century to become an employer of more than 100,000 people worldwide

27th August, 2017

Elsewhere on the motoring pages this week, you’ll read about Ford’s latest high-performance machines. In that piece, I allude to driving the cars on a private test facility in France. That was, in fact, the Michelin Ladoux Technology Centre, not far from the Clermont-Ferrand airport in the middle of the country, home to the tyre company’s main research and development headquarters. It’s a huge area, spanning 450 hectares encompassing 20 individual test tracks of 45...

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