Tag: factory closure

Nexion Group extends suspension of work until 5 April

Nexion Group extends suspension of work until 5 April

1st April 2020 | 0 Comments

The Nexion Group, best known as the manufacturer of the Corghi brand of garage equipment, has extended the suspension of work in its Italian factories and offices for a second week, up to 5 April. The decision comes in compliance with the Italian government’s 25 March decree, implementing “urgent measures to deal with the epidemiological emergency from COVID-19.”

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Sumitomo Rubber Industries temporarily shuts South Africa tyre plant

Sumitomo Rubber Industries temporarily shuts South Africa tyre plant

27th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Sumitomo Rubber Industries, the manufacturer of the global Falken tyre brand has temporarily shut down its factory in South Africa on government orders. All of its other tyre manufacturing facilities are currently operational, though staff at the Falken Tyre Europe headquarters in Germany are working remotely where possible, or following social distancing guidelines.

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Bridgestone temporarily closes, slows tyre production at European factories

Bridgestone temporarily closes, slows tyre production at European factories

23rd March 2020 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone EMIA will either temporarily close or reduce production plants across its European manufacturing network in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Its Béthune plant in France and the Bari plant in Italy will be closed until 6 April.

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Apollo Vredestein ‘scaling back’ European production

23rd March 2020 | 0 Comments

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.

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Pirelli suspends production at Romanian plant

20th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Pirelli is suspending activity at its plant in Slatina Romania on 23-31 March. The plant, which produces car and motorsport tyres, has around 4,000 employees.

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Michelin temporarily closes some European factories, car tyre demand down 9%

Michelin temporarily closes some European factories, car tyre demand down 9%

19th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Michelin has confirmed that it has decided to close its tyre production facilities “located in the European countries most affected” countries for at least one week. Tyres & Accessories understands this means Michelin’s factories in Italy (Cuneo and Alessandria), Spain (Lasarte, Vitoria, Aranda de Duero and Valladolid) and France (Cataroux, Les Gravanches, Le Puy-en-Velay, Roanne, Bourges, Montceau, Cholet, La Roche-sur-Yon, Golbey, Avallon, Montagny, Vannes, Joué-Lès-Tours and Troyes

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Corghi garage equipment manufacturer Nexion Group confirms Covid-19 shutdown

Corghi garage equipment manufacturer Nexion Group confirms Covid-19 shutdown

18th March 2020 | 0 Comments

The Nexion Group has suspended all activities at its Italian factories and offices until Sunday 29 March. The company had managed the situation by minimising risk to its employees while continuing some business functions until now but has taken the decision to enact the closure based on current circumstances. The company, best known for the Corghi brand of garage machinery distributed by Rema Tip Top UK, states that it will use the closure as an opportunity to “check, improve and guarantee” health and safety measures currently in place at its plants.

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Nokian Tyres consulting on up to 90-day factory lay-offs

Nokian Tyres consulting on up to 90-day factory lay-offs

18th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Nokian Tyres plc has entered into “employee cooperation negotiations” regarding planned temporary lay-offs affecting Nokian Tyres plc personnel based in Finland.

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Rolls Royce halts production

Rolls Royce halts production

18th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Production at Rolls-Royce Motor Car’s Goodwood-based manufacturing plant will be suspended from Monday 23 March for two weeks. According to the company, this suspension will be followed by a pre-planned two-week Easter maintenance shutdown “in order to further secure the health and welfare of the employees of the company”.

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Goodyear suspends European tyre production in response to Covid-19

Goodyear suspends European tyre production in response to Covid-19

18th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Goodyear Europe, Middle East and Africa will suspend tyre production at all its European tyre and retread plants by the end of the week, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The manufacturer states that the temporary closure, which will last until at least 3 April, is “to protect its employees and respond to the sudden decline in market demand.” The closure affects the company’s plants in France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Slovenia. It also includes the Dębica plant in Poland.

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Michelin Development relaunched to support job growth in Dundee area

Michelin Development relaunched to support job growth in Dundee area

6th February 2020 | 0 Comments

Production at the Michelin tyre plant in Dundee is expected to end by the middle of this year, with around 850 jobs affected. To offset this loss, the company is relaunching its Michelin Development scheme with the aim of helping to create hundreds of jobs in Dundee and the Angus area.

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France: Michelin, unions agree on support programme for redundant employees

27th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Michelin’s plan to close its truck tyre factory in La Roche-sur-Yon, France took a step forward last Thursday when it signed an employee support agreement with four trade unions. This agreement with the CFDT, CFE‑CGC, SUD and FO unions followed 12 weeks of negotiations that took place between October and January.

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TPCATS closes UK operations

7th November 2019 | 0 Comments

T P Engineering Ltd (TPCATS) is closing its UK operations. The news emerged after the company wrote to customers to confirm that the board of directors of Fabriscape LDA, the owners of T P Engineering Ltd have taken the decision to stop manufacturing Catalytic Converters and Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs) in the UK. Closure is expected during the next three weeks.

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Arlanxeo to close its Orange, Texas Keltan production unit

6th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Arlanxeo intends to close its Keltan production unit in Orange, Texas, USA in the second quarter of 2020. Arlanxeo says it will “strive to limit the impact of the closure by working in close cooperation with all affected stakeholders, both internally and externally”.

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Michelin to close truck tyre factory in France

Michelin to close truck tyre factory in France

10th October 2019 | 0 Comments

The Michelin Group informed the 619 employees at its tyre production facility in La Roche-sur-Yon, France this morning that it will close the site by the end of next year. In addition, 74 people at Michelin’s Cholet plant, employees working in roles related to the supply of rubber mixed to the La Roche-sur-Yon site, are also affected by the closure.

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