Thanks, But No.Approached by the French Minister for Industrial Renewal regarding purchasing the Goodyear Amiens Nord factory, which Goodyear announced it was closing after a 61 million Euro loss Maurice Taylor, CEO of Titan International responded with:
The French workforce gets paid high wages but works only three hours. They get one hour for breaks and lunch, talk for three and work for three, I told this to the French union workers to their faces. They told me that's the French way!
How Stupid Do You Think We Are?But Maurice Taylor wasn't done yet...
Goodyear tried for over four years to save part of the Amiens jobs that are some of the highest paid, but the French Unions and French Government did nothing but talk.
Sir, your letter letter states that you want Titan to start a discussion. How stupid do you think we are?
... Titan is going to buy a Chinese tire company, or an Indian one, pay less than one Euro per hour wage, and ship all the tires France needs. You can keep the so-called workers.