EIB Announces Temporary Plant Closure


Based on the Portuguese Government Emergency Declaration and the rapid spread of COVID-19,  tread manufacturer EIB has announceD that it will temporarily close its production from today March 18th until at least April 3rd.

Production Halted Until Early April

"Even though it has been a difficult decision, it was considered, the only way of guaranteeing the well-being of all," said the company in a statement. "We will keep the customer support in teleworking, continue to receive orders, doing administrative work and proceeding with the projects in progress."

The company says it will continue to supply only and exclusively material currently in stock, upon contact and coordination on specific days (Tuesday and Thursday) and with carrier pick up. Outstanding orders and goods receipt will remain on hold.

The company says it will continue to be available by telephone, mobile phone and email.


About the author

David is the Owner and Publisher of Retreading Business. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyres & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.

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