Apollo Vredestein ‘scaling back’ European production
Apollo Vredestein is scaling back production at its European plants in Hungary and the Netherlands in addition to “taking measures to protect our workforce in line with government health advisory and measures” against coronavirus/Covid-19.
The production for passenger car tyres in the Netherlands will cease as of Friday 27 March 2020, initially for a two-week period. As there is a strong need for agricultural tyres across Europe, the production of specific critical tyre sizes will continue to support this demand, but under strict measures and only in line with local health advisory.
The company’s Hungary plant is due to be shut down from Saturday 28 March 2020 for a two-week duration. Plans fully to reopen both plants will be announced in due course, as the company continues to evaluate the market conditions and health and safety of its employees. Apollo Vredestein’s sales and distribution channels remain open under “strict precautions to ensure the safety of our employees”.