MILAN — Pirelli & C. S.p.A.'s tire production in Italy is not impacted by the government provisions to tackle the recent outbreak of COVID-19 in the country.
In response to the measures put in place by the Italian government, Pirelli took "immediate steps to facilitate the continuity of all its business activities," the Italian tire maker said in a March 9 statement.
Pirelli has 3,247 employees in Italy, where it operates two production facilities — in Bollate and Settimo — in addition to its headquarters in Milan. All of the employees at the plants are working, Pirelli said, noting that transportation has not been impacted.
"Therefore," Pirelli said, "we do not foresee the provisions issued having significant impacts on the transportation of goods."
The Italian market accounts for 5.8 percent of the company's total revenue and 7.5 percent of the tire maker's total production.
Worldwide, Pirelli said, its facilities are fully operational.
Earlier this year, Pirelli halted production at two of its three manufacturing sites in China. The move, the tire maker said, allowed it to gain "valuable experience" in managing business amid the disruptions that the coronavirus outbreaks brings with it.