Apollo Vredestein is scaling back production in its European plants in Hungary and the Netherlands.

Production for passenger car tyres in the Netherlands will cease from 27th March, 2020, initially for a two-week period.

As there is a strong need for agricultural tyres across Europe, the production of certain critical tyre sizes will continue to support the demand, but with strict measures and only in line with local health advisory.

The company’s Hungary plant is due to be shut down from 28th March, 2020 for a two-week duration. Plans fully to reopen both plants will be announced in due course, as the company continues to evaluate market conditions and health and safety of its employees.

“Apollo Vredestein’s sales and distribution channels remain open under strict precautions to ensure the safety of our employees,” said a statement from the supplier.