Dates of Pirelli Carlisle Shutdown Announced
The dates for the shutdown of Pirelli’s factory in Carlisle have been confirmed – between February 24 and March 4, production at the plant will be cut to compensate for a dropping demand for passenger car tyres. The News & Star reports a company spokesman as saying “there will be a staged close down and restart commencing from February 24 until March 4. During this period it is anticipated there will be around six days shutdown per production department.”
According to the spokesman, Pirelli attempted to coincide the shutdown with the half-term school holiday break, but was unable to due to previous scheduled maintenance work.
“The strong position in the tyre market of Pirelli Industrial in the UK equips the business well to deal with the current exceptional economic climate,” added the spokesman. “The company are constantly reviewing the market situations and the overall global economic position taking necessary actions as required to secure the future of Pirelli Industrial in the UK and its employees.”