Michelin reportedly has resumed tyre production at its factory in Zalau, western Romania.
The OEM and aftermarket supplier resumed production previously at its metal cord factory, also in Zalau.
“From 21 April 21, the production activity at Zalau Anvelope has been resumed progressively. The needed sanitary measures have been set in spot, in line with present-day legislation and internal regulations, our precedence currently being to defend the health and fitness and protection of our employees,” Michelin officials mentioned, according to Ziarul Financiar, cited by Romania Insider.
The Michelin plant at Floresti, north of Bucharest, continues to be shut for now, apart from for “selected vital functions that call for continuity, which have a certain programme”, according to the reports.
Zalau provides tyres for vans, industrial automobiles, and subway trains.
It is the next tyre factory in Romania to resume its activity, just after that of Continental in Timisoara. The Pirelli factory in Slatina continues to be shut.
Zalau’s cord operation, which employs 350 folks, is a strategic unit for the team, which probably points out why it restarted 1st, to provide other factories in the team.
Michelin started out operations in Romania in 2001 and now employs three,800 in 3 factories, a industrial community and an ‘excellence centre’.