A tyre manufacturer has revealed proposals on Thursday that could deliver 140 jobs to Dundee.
Michelin has announced the project to look at a multi-million pound investment in its Baldovie Road operation, which would safeguard current jobs at the plant, as well as create new posts.
The study launched by the group will consider the installation of state-of-the-art production machinery to manufacture the latest generation of premium, environmentally-friendly car tyres at its Dundee base.
To keep pace with growing market demands for tyres, the plant will need to increase its output considerably in the next 12 to 18 months, the company have revealed.
John Reid, Michelin’s Dundee factory manager, said: “This is excellent news for everyone at Michelin Dundee and for the local community.
“I am really optimistic about the future and I am confident that our employees will continue to deliver first class results to show that the group’s confidence in us is justified”.
Jim McGovern, MP for Dundee West, welcomed the announcement, which is dependent upon the result of Michelin's application to the Scottish Governement for European Union funding.
He said: “This is very good news for Michelin and for Dundee. There is a lot of optimism about the future of the company in the city and I am confident that it will continue to go from strength to strength.
“I have been calling for more jobs to be created in Dundee and I am delighted that Michelin have decided to do so.”