Ukraine: Michelin will stop production at several factories in Europe



The announcement came the day after Emmanuel Macron’s speech, who warned of the economic and social consequences of the Russian offensive in Ukraine. Like Volkswagen or BMW, Michelin will have to stop production at some of its factories in Europe because of “logistics” problems linked to “the serious crisis currently unfolding in Ukraine”, the specialist in the field said on Thursday. pneumatic.

“To optimize its operations and adapt the management of its flows, the Group has decided to stop production at some of its factories in Europe, for a few days, over the next few weeks,” the group said in a press release. “Each site will decide on the specific duration and the methods of implementation” but these stops should concern the “majority” of the sites, specified a spokesperson for the group to AFP.

A thousand employees in Russia

“Due to the current crisis, and like many industrial players in Europe, the Michelin group is also facing significant difficulties in terms of logistics and transport to supply its factories and deliver to its customers,” the group said.

In Russia, a thousand employees of the French group manufacture tires in Davydovo near Moscow, and the factory operates “in degraded mode”. The group also has a dozen sales associates in Ukraine. Michelin “expresses its support for the victims of this conflict” and “does everything possible to support its employees concerned”, specifies the group.

With AFP

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