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Bridgestone resumes production across European network

Bridgestone EMIA is resuming production across all its European manufacturing plants as it cites rising business and customer demand for tyres.

Bridgestone said it’s seeing rising business and customer demand for tyres

Operations will restart today (20 April) in Bari (Italy) and Lanklaar (Belgium). The Béthune (France) plant will reopen tomorrow.

The plants in Spain and Russia had already reopened last week and today’s announcement means that Bridgestone EMIA’s full manufacturing network has restarted production with the exception of its Indian and South African plants which remain closed for now.

All plant restarts have been carried out under strict adherence to guidance and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and government regulations in the countries in which it operates.

In addition, the business has implemented thorough procedures and checklists in accordance with its protocols for the prevention of occupational hazards to ensure social distancing and adequate protection of its workforce.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.