Bridgestone Announces Production Slowdown Across European Production Facilities

Bridgestone

Bridgestone EMIA has announced that its plants across its European manufacturing network will be either temporarily closing or reducing production, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Impacting Bridgestone

The Béthune plant in France and the Bari plant in Italy will be closed until 6 April. In addition, Bridgestone’s Bilbao, Puente San Miguel and Burgos plants in Spain, Lanklaar plant in Belgium, Stargard and Poznan plants in Poland, and Tatabanya plant in Hungary will all be running at a reduced production capacity.

These changes are being made to align Bridgestone’s supply with predicted demand in the current market. The company has sufficient product supply to meet customer demand and its distribution centres, plant warehouses and logistics teams will continue to fill orders. The company will continue to evaluate the situation on a need basis.

In the locations that remain operational, Bridgestone is taking the appropriate preventive measures in accordance with its protocols for the prevention of occupational hazards, and strictly following the guidance and recommendations of the health authorities in all its work centers. In addition, thorough procedures and checklists to ensure safety in the workplace have been put in place.

About the author

Richard Wilson is the deputy editor for Commercial Tyre Business. Since 2015, Richard has worked as a correspondent for all of the titles across the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group namely: Retreading Business, Tyre & Rubber Recycling, The Tyreman and Truck and Bus News. Richard has worked on/off from the age of 16 for the company and whilst gaining a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and Business Studies at Coventry University, he developed his writing skills at the University paper and more recently writing his own independent blog.

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