Michelin Peru and its regional distributor Neuma Peru have inked a cooperation pact to establish an end-of-life mining tire (NFU) revaluation plant in the country’s Lurin district.
The facility, which the supplier said will be the first of its kind in Peru, will boost its efforts to reduce environmental pollution while also promoting a circular economy.
Additionally, it will allow compliance with the Special Regime for the Management of End-of-Life Tires of the Ministry of Environment, officials said.
Luis Quijada, general manager of Neuma Peru, called the decision “an example of our commitment to the environment and the desire to lead the way towards a cleaner and more responsible economy”.
Rafael Santo, general manager of Michelin Peru, added the benefit of sustainability as a fundamental pillar in the Michelin Group strategy.
“In Peru, we had no doubt that the best way to carry out this strategy was in collaboration with Neuma, a company that brings the necessary skills and knowledge, backed by more than 30 years of experience as partners in the mining sector.”
The two did not indicate a timeline for the facility to open.