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Hankook Tire Restarts Production at Hungary Plant

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.04.15.

South Korean tyre maker Hankook Tire on Tuesday said it has restarted production at its plant in Rácalmás, south of Budapest, in order to ensure it can continue supplying its partners.

Hankook Tire Magyarország suspended production at the plant between March 30 and April 7 due to the novel coronavirus outbreak and the shutdown of most vehicle makers in Europe.

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Responding to a query by MTI, the company said it will continue to supply its employees with face masks, enforce strict hygiene practices, regularly disinfect its premises, provide extra bus services for its employees and keep them updated about the outbreak.

Hankook Tire Magyarország employs more than 3,300 people to turn out 19 million tyres a year.

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The company declined to reveal the percentage of employees that reported for work on Tuesday.

Featured photo by Boglárka Bodnár/MTI