No more raw materials: Pirelli stopping tyre production in Venezuela

A lack of raw materials is behind Pirelli’s decision to suspend production at its Guacara tyre plant in Venezuela. understands that the tyre maker views the production stop as a temporary measure, however it has widely been reported as an indefinite pause.

Production was stopped for a fortnight in January and February and only recommenced after raw materials were sourced from another company division. The production lines are set to shut down again on 16 June. Pirelli de Venezuela, the local Pirelli operation that was deconsolidated in 2015 as a result of the country’s economic problems, states it will do everything it can to assure a continued supply of Pirelli tyres in Venezuela.

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