Nokian re-opens Russia factory
Production at the Nokian Tyres’ Russian factory in Vsevolozhsk re-launched on Monday 6 April 2020. According to the company, the restrictions adopted by the the Russian presidential decree dated 2 April 2020 extending the “non-working regime’ until the end of April, do not apply to Nokian’s Vsevolozhsk factory. This is said to be because “as it is a continuously operating enterprise…it is thus allowed to continue normal operations”.
Earlier on 30 March 2020, Nokian Tyres reported that although Russia closed its borders on Sunday 29 March 2020, road freight transportation remains ongoing: “Our factory in Vsevolozhsk is situated some 35 kilometres from the city of Saint Petersburg, which so far is operating normally. The situation is fluid, we are constantly monitoring it and mitigating the impacts.”