Birla Tyres Resumes Production at Orissa Plant
Following a two week pause, production at Birla Tyres’ factory in India’s Orissa state resumed on March 2. The plant closure, deemed necessary due to a drop in demand, was the third to take place since December, and may not be the last.
“We resumed full production today (Monday) even though the market condition has not yet improved,” a plant official – who wished to remain anonymous – told the Indo-Asian News Service. “We will review the situation after 10 days. If the market conditions do not improve, we may consider another shutdown.”