- Michelin’s new headquarters will lead operations across Africa, India and the Middle East regions
October 15, 2019, 2019; Dubai - United Arab Emirates: Michelin, a leading mobility company dedicated to enhancing its client’s mobility, sustainability, designing and distributing needs, successfully held the opening ceremony for its Africa, India and the Middle East (AIM) operations at DAFZA.
The official opening ceremony took place at the new headquarters, in the presence of His Excellency (H.E.) Dr. Mohammed Al Zarooni, Director General of Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA), Marc Pasquet, president for Michelin, Africa, India and the Middle East (AIM), and H.E. Mrs. Raja Rabia, Consul General of France. Also present at the opening were senior executives and senior dignitaries from both DAFZA and Michelin. The new facility will be managing 87 offices across the regions, in which it will allow the leading international tire company to further develop and expand its regional operations.
H.E. Dr. Mohammed Al Zarooni, Director General of DAFZA, said: “DAFZA remains committed to boosting the growth of key sectors that continuously drive Dubai's economy and diversification efforts. With DAFZA’s strategic location, wide range of services, and unique offering, we are keen to continue to be at the forefront of attracting multi-national companies and foreign businesses such as Michelin into Dubai, supporting them to help achieve growth and success.”
Commenting on the move, Marc Pasquet, president for Michelin, Africa, India and the Middle East (AIM), said: “We are looking forward to launching our operations within DAFZA, a free zone that will provide the ideal services for our business. As a leading international tire company we require a strategic location that allows us to achieve our primary goal of complying with all market demands and DAFZA provides this. We are confident that this move will support us in expanding and boosting our business by strengthening our presence in the region.”
Headquartered in Clermont, France, Michelin has established itself as a leading international tire company with bases in over 170 countries, and has been operating in the Middle East for more than 70 years.
As a world class premium free zone and one of the most advanced and competitive free zones throughout the Middle East and across the globe, DAFZA is home to more than 1,600 regional and international companies.
Strategically located near one of the busiest airports in the world, DAFZA provides a vast portfolio of exceptional services, world-class facilities, advanced infrastructure, smart solutions and investment facilities.