Bridgestone resumes production in Spain and Russia
Bridgestone is restarting operations at several plants in response to business and customer demand.
Production has already resumed in its plants in Spain and Russia after operations were idled last month. This will be followed by the passenger tyre plant in Bari (Italy) and retreading facility in Lanklaar (Belgium), which are anticipated to restart later this month. Factories in India, South Africa and France will remain closed for the time being.
Production facilities in Poland (Poznan and Stargard) and Hungary (Tatabanya) have remained operational throughout this period, but running at reduced capacity.
Bridgestone said the plans reflect the demand trend seen in several of Bridgestone EMIA’s market segments, including OEM passenger tyres and the commercial sector – which has been less severely affected by the economic downturn.
The restart of operations will be carried out with appropriate health and safety measures for employees, including strictly following the guidance and recommendations of the health authorities to ensure social distancing and adequate protection of the workforce.