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Coronavirus: Tyre manufacturers Pirelli and Bridgestone close factories

Pirelli factory

Tyre manufacturers Bridgestone and Pirelli have closed factories due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Pirelli has announced the temporary halting of its factories in Burton-on-Trent and Carlisle, during this time no visitors will be allowed on either site.

Supply to clients will continue by drawing on the available stock.

Bridgestone has announced its plants across its European manufacturing network will either be temporarily closing or reducing production.

Its Bethune factory in France and its Bari plant in Italy will be closed until April 6.

In addition, Bridgestone’s Bilbao, Puente San Miguel and Burgos plants in Spain, Lanklaar plant in Belgium, Stargard and Poznan plants in Poland, and Tatabanya plant in Hungary will all be running at a reduced production capacity.

Bridgestone says it has sufficient product supply to meet customer demand and its distribution centres, plant warehouses and logistics teams will continue to fill orders.

The company will continue to evaluate the situation on a need basis.