In the UK, the Michelin Tyre Company Ltd was incorporated on 11  May 1905 and is now, more than one hundred years later involved in many activities not just tyre making, from tyre industry training to economic development and publishing.

We have an extensive sales force supporting the thousands of tyre distributors in the UK and the Republic of Ireland from car tyre to truck, agricultural as well as specialist industrial and earthmover, this is backed by a comprehensive sales and technical support.

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When the Michelin Tyre Company Ltd was incorporated in 1905 it started a journey that has lasted over one hundred years. A journey that has had many twists and turns and more than a few surprises. Join us in this journey and learn how we have helped the travelling public over the years. Our heritage module documents that journey, the link below will take you there.

Discover how Michelin has shaped the history of motoring and transport in the UK since 1905.


Registered office and Stoke factory

Campbell Road 
ST4 4EY  
Tel: 01782 402000 
Fax: 01782 402011 

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Commercial head office and training centre

Campbell Road
ST4 4EY  
Tel: 01782 402000 
Fax: 01782 402011 

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Ballymena factory

190 Raceview Road 
Co. Antrim 
BT42 4HZ 
Tel: 028 256 64013  
Fax: 028 256 63628

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Dundee factory

Baldovie Road
DD4 8UQ 
Tel: 01382 734734 
Fax: 01382 734456

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Michelin Travel Publications

Hannay House
39 Clarendon Road
WD17 1JA
Tel: 01923 205240
Fax: 01923 205241

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Customer Service Centre for UK and Ireland

Campbell Road 
ST4 4EY  
Tel: 0800 591 859 

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Michelin's UK head office and commercial headquarters is in Stoke-on-Trent with tyre factories in Ballymena (bus and truck tyres) and Dundee (car tyres) as well as a truck tyre retreading factory in Stoke-on-Trent. Our Maps and Guides division, publishers of the famous Michelin Guide is located in Watford.

Michelin operates a tyre industry training centre: MTC which is located near to the Stoke-on-Trent headquarters and provides high quality training to its customers' staff.

We operate a customer service centre for the UK & Ireland from our Stoke-on-Trent headquarters which provides the first line of contact between us and our customers.

Manufacturing: Bus & truck tyres in Ballymena

The Ballymena factory produced its first tyre on 3 December 1969 and currently employees around 1100 people on a site that covers 45 hectares (112 acres). The factory produces bus and truck tyres with more than 70% of its total production capacity being exported, chiefly to North America. A small percentage of production is supplied to United Kingdom vehicle manufacturers and replacement markets

Manufacturing: Car Tyres in Dundee

Our Dundee factory manufactures over 7,000,000 car tyres each year for export all over the world. Opened in 1972 it currently employs just under 1,000 people. In 2006 Dundee was the first Michelin factory in the world to embrace wind energy with two wind turbine generators helping to reduce our environmental impact and energy bills.

More about our car tyres

Manufacturing: Retreading in Stoke-on-Trent

At the Stoke-on-Trent factory we retread truck tyres allowing hauliers to get significant extra mileage from their tyres for relatively little extra cost. This also benefits the environment as it reduces the amount of tyre casings that have to be scrapped. These products are branded as Remix and Encore.

Economic development: Michelin Development

Michelin has always been involved in supporting local communities, both socially through participation in local initiatives and in the form of economic development support. The launch of Michelin Development provides an opportunity to have a far greater impact on our ability to support the regeneration of the local business community and in particular the creation of quality sustainable jobs.

Working in conjunction with regional development agencies, local government and business support agencies in Ballymena, Burnley, Dundee and Stoke-on-Trent, the UK arm of Michelin Development aims to stimulate employment creation through attracting inward investment.

More about Michelin Development

Brand licensing: Michelin Lifestyle Ltd

Based at the Stoke-on-Trent headquarters, Michelin Lifestyle Limited (MLL) is responsible for Michelin's world-wide brand licensing programme. MLL works with licensing partners to develop innovative, stylish and desirable Michelin products in the areas of automotive accessories, cycle accessories, footwear, apparel, accessories and equipment for work, sport and leisure and a range of gifts, collectibles and personal accessories promoting Michelin's heritage and culture.

Publishing: Michelin Travel Publications in Watford

Michelin Travel Publications UK operates from offices in Watford, distributing Michelin maps and guides throughout Britain and Ireland. The Sales team supports retailers and provides customer service to end users, whilst Editorial includes the Michelin inspectors, responsible for researching the world-renowned and annually revised Michelin Guide to Hotels and Restaurants.
You can buy directly from us with our secure online shop, follow the link below

Browse all our Maps & Guides (

Tyre Industry Training: Michelin Taining Centre (MTC) in Stoke-on-Trent

Based at the southern end of the Michelin Stoke site, the Michelin Information Centre (MTC) provides comprehensive training in all areas of the tyre business. The courses offered range from hands on skills, to sales, management and all the technical aspects associated with tyres.
There are also a range of professional services which are designed to supplement their offer. These are in the form of mystery shopping exercises, personnel matters, health and safety and most importantly bespoke training courses tailored to specific business needs.

Visit Michelin's Training Centre

Commercial activities: UK & Ireland

Michelin takes pride in having an extensive sales force in the UK and Ireland representing its products. Each member of the sales force is a specialist in one or more ranges of products within their geographical area. All sales staff receive comprehensive and ongoing sales and product training keeping them up to date with the latest developments.


To drive our business forward we seek to recruit the best people.

Click here to search available jobs and to apply

Organisations that we support:

Supporting manufacturing in North Staffordshire. 
More about Make it Stoke-on-Trent

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