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Tyre maker Michelin to close French site that has 619 staff

The logo of Michelin Group is seen ahead of a news conference to present the company's 2018 annual results in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) - French tyre maker Michelin <MICP.PA> said on Thursday it would close down a site in the town of La Roche-sur-Yon, which has 619 staff, as the auto industry grapples with tough market conditions.

The closure of the site at La Roche-sur-Yon comes after Michelin announced in September plans to close down a plant in Bamburg, Germany.

(Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Jon Boyle)