On Wednesday evening, March 30, 2022, around 11:35 pm, one of our production workers at the factory in Oranienburg, Germany, noticed that 5 piles of tires in different places at our outdoor facilities were on fire.
A large number of firefighters have been on site throughout the night and are still battling fires; yet, all fires are under control, and no one has suffered any injury.
Our buildings have fortunately not caught fire; but for safety reasons, the production was of course immediately shut down, when fires were discovered late Wednesday evening.
Today, Thursday, March 31, 2022, the Oranienburg factory is closed for the drop-off of tires as well as the pick-up of goods.
We monitor the situation closely, but the way it looks now, we expect operations to be close to normal again as of tomorrow, Friday, April 1, 2022.
We will continually update this news statement when we receive new information. We expect the fire brigade to continue their work throughout the day, and subsequently, we will await police investigations to determine the cause of fire.
We would like to express our gratitude to the fire brigade for their efforts to put out fires – and to our colleagues in Oranienburg for having acted quickly and safely when the fire broke out, and for now assisting firefighters.