COVID-19: Cooper Tire Shuts Down Manufacturing Facilities In US, Mexico
Published On 25-Mar-2020
The tiremaker is closely monitoring situation in Europe and assessing plans to handle situation
Cooper Tire has announced temporary closure of its tire manufacturing facilities in the United States and Mexico to protect the health and safety of employees. The tiremaker has started the process of phasing down production at the plants and will proceed on a rolling schedule over the coming week, with facilities expected to be closed for two to three weeks.
Cooper will continue to closely monitor the situation and adjust timelines as necessary. The company is currently assessing plans for its Europe operations.
Cooper’s plants in China, which reopened several weeks ago, and have continued to ramp up production, remain in operation. Cooper is also closely monitoring supply chain and product inventory levels as the company focuses on continuing to serve customers, according to a news release by the company.
The Company believes it currently has sufficient supply of product, and will continue to operate distribution centers until further notice to meet customer needs.
As the coronavirus has continued to spread across the globe, Cooper has put in place measures to protect employees and meet the needs of all stakeholders including travel restrictions, remote working, social distancing, additional cleaning and disinfecting of facilities, limited visitor access and other necessary steps, which all remain in effect.