Kettering, UK – Apollo Vredestein is scaling back production at its European plants in Hungary and The Netherlands as a result of the outbreak of Covid-19 in the region.
As of 27 March, the company will cease the production of passenger car tires, initially for two weeks, at its facility in Enschede, The Netherlands, the Indian-headquartered tire maker announced 23 March.
To support ‘the strong demand’ for agricultural tires across Europe, Apollo Vredestein said it would continue the production of “specific critical tire sizes” under strict measures and only in line with local health advisory.
In Hungary, the tire maker will shut down its manufacturing factory in Gyöngyöshalász for two weeks starting 28 March.
Apollo said it would announce plans to fully reopen both sites in due course as it evaluates the market conditions and health and safety of its employees.
Apollo Vredestein’s sales and distribution channels will remain open “under strict precautions.”