News from Notch Consulting, Inc.

March 17, 2020

Michelin idling tire plants in Italy, Spain, and France

Filed under: Carbon Black, Rubber, Rubber Chemicals, Silica, Tires — Notch @ 8:43 pm

Michelin is idling tire factories in Italy, Spain, and France beginning today for at least one week to deal with coronavirus.

Coronavirus hits European car industry

Filed under: Carbon Black, General, Rubber, Silica, Tires — Notch @ 8:32 pm

The last few days has seen a rapid escalation in the number of plant closures in Europe’s car industry. Companies announcing closures include Ford, Volkswagen, Daimler, Fiat Chrysler, and PSA Group.

Techcrunch: Ford, Daimler to suspend production at European factories due to COVID-19

Automotive News Europe: Ford suspends European production

Automotive News Europe: VW Seat unit to halt all production 

Wall Street Journal (subscription): Volkswagen, Airbus Halt European Production Amid Wave of Factory Closures

The Telegraph (subscription): Europe’s car industry stalls as coronavirus shuts plans

 

Tracker for status of tire-related events

Filed under: Carbon Black, Conferences, Rubber, Tires — Notch @ 8:17 pm

Tire Business has created an ongoing tracker detailing the status of tire-related events. The list covers conferences, technical meetings, and other events that have been cancelled or postponed due to coronavirus.

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