Paxton’s Net2 access control system helps protect Michelin’s prestigious know-how
Established in France in 1898, Michelin, the international giants of tire manufacturing, hold forefront positions in every tire market as well as in travel-related services. With 72 production facilities in 19 countries, their Dundee factory has been operating for nearly 40 years, and has developed a rapid production rate of between six & seven million car tires a year.
The Dundee factory is a large scale site with over 800 employees working a 24 hour industrial shift pattern, across 22 different buildings. Mike Donald, Senior Risk Manager, is responsible for the prevention of risk to the Michelin environment at the Dundee factory.
He says: “Security is very important to Michelin. We need to manage the flow of staff and visitors to our factory as well as secure Michelin information. Over the years we have successfully invented and launched the radial tire, among other breakthroughs. These secret recipes are something unique to our company. Michelin’s ‘know-how’ is the sort of technology worth protecting.”
Mike wanted a security system to control access to the main gates and other core buildings. He called in Richard McCredie from Midlands Electrical Fire and Security Ltd who specified Net2, Paxton’s electronic access control system.
Richard said: “Michelin wanted to secure their main gates and areas they didn’t want the public to gain access to. This included their factory, Michelin training school, main IT room and private offices. Once Net2 was installed and they saw how simple it was to use, the decision was made to extend the system to more doors around the site.”