Avon Automotive denies press reports of layoffs

Plastics & Rubber Weekly

Media reports that Avon Automotive is laying off staff due to a downturn in the automotive industry are wholly untrue.

The erroneous reports should refer to a vibration management facility, based in Chippenham, which Avon Automotive sold to Korean-based Dong Tire & Rubber last December. The operation now trades under the name of DTR VMS.

Speaking at the time of the acquisition, Sang-Hun Kim, president and ceo of Dongah Tire & Rubber, said: “Avon Automotive is a premier manufacturer of anti-vibration products and…

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