Hexcel has opened a new carbon fiber plant at the Les Roches-Roussillon Chemicals Industry Platform in Isère, France. The 37-acre plant is devoted to the manufacture of carbon fiber and PAN precursor. Four years after the project launch, the site is operational and increasing the company’s global carbon fiber production capacity. Hexcel invested 200 million euros in the plant and it will generate 120 direct jobs and 250 indirect positions. This will increase Hexcel’s workforce in France to 1,200 people with more than 1,000 employees located in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.