HANOVER, Germany—Continental has suspended production operations in Russia as the country's attack on Ukraine continues.
European Rubber Journal reports that the tire maker not only halted operations in Kaluga—located in Western Russia—but it had also stopped imports and exports from Russia company-wide.
According to Rubber News data, Continental manufactures 3 million passenger car and light truck tires at its Kaluga plant. The facility employs 1,000 people.
“We have made this decision as a result of the war and the related current upheavals,” Nikolai Setzer, Continental CEO and chairman of the executive board, said during the company’s financial presentation March 9. “We will support our local staff who are affected by this. We are currently looking into how their basic needs can be met.”