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Tire factories start to Re-open

April 13th, 2020 | by Tire Industry Research
Tire factories start to Re-open

 By David Shaw

This is a critical week in the world’s tire industry.  We estimate that at least 18 tire factories are coming back on stream this week.

  • Bridgestone is opening its truck tire factories in North America
  • Cooper is opening its factory in Mexico
  • Michelin is opening its four plants in Spain
  • Michelin is opening its steelcord plant in Romania
  • Michelin continued operations at its tire plants in Cuneo and Alessandria Italy
  • Bridgestone said it would re-open its steelcord plant in Clarksville on Friday April 17
  • Goodyear is re-starting tire production at four plants across Europe
  • Apollo-Vredestein is re-starting car tire production in Enschede factory from April 14
  • Pakistan’s tire makers demand exemption from lock-down India is expected to extend the national lock-down tomorrow, but may permit some regions to re-open (will update tomorrow)
  • Sumitomo has re-opened its plants in Japan, after a weekend shut-down
  • Sumitomo said its plant in Tonawanda, New York State will close for two weeks from April 20
  • Toyo has also re-opened its Sendai plant after a weekend shut-down
  • JK Tyre said it is considering closing its factories in Mexico

Article courtesy of: Tire Industry Research

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