Fire impacts tire production at Goodyear plant in Poland
Truck tire manufacturing continued without disruption; some consumer tire production resumed
London – Tire production at Goodyear’s manufacturing plant in Debica, Poland, has been disrupted following a fire that broke out at the factory 20 Aug.
Due to “swift and decisive action,” the blaze at the Polish factory was put out on the same night, Goodyear said in a 4 Sept written statement to ERJ.
The plant area dedicated to truck tire production at Debica was not impacted by the fire and production is ongoing without any disruptions.
“We are currently in the process of assessing the losses and estimating their impact on specific product codes,” said Goodyear, noting that “some consumer tire production resumed on 22 Aug.”
Goodyear said all its associates are safe and uninjured and that its leadership team was collaborating with local authorities to investigate the cause of the incident.
According to ERJ’s 2022 Global Tire Report, the Debica plant has a nameplate capacity to produce 48,000 units per day of passenger car/light truck, truck & bus, agricultural and industrial tires.