The four Triangle Tire manufacturing plants are now operating near full capacity after a lull created by the Chinese New Year and subsequent coronavirus shutdown, the company reported today.
“With much uncertainty about how the coronavirus pandemic will affect global tire production, we are grateful that the four Triangle plants are now operating at above 90 percent capacity,” said Manny Cicero, CEO of Triangle Tire USA.
Cicero added, “Our main concern remains the health and welfare of all Triangle team members worldwide and that of our customers’ employees and families. We are thankful, nevertheless, that our production is up and running.”
Cicero said there are numerous containers of Triangle tires on the water headed to the U.S. and that the Triangle logistics department is doing an excellent job of navigating obstacles created by the worldwide pandemic.
“Triangle Tire also has the benefit of a massive, highly automated warehouse that will help keep our customers fully supplied with the commercial and consumer tires they need,” he noted.
The Triangle plants experienced a three-week shutdown, thanks to the Chinese New Year followed by precautions taken for the virus outbreak in China. But now, according to Cicero, almost all employees are back at work.
The company was fortunate that its plants are located in Weihai near the coast far away from the virus epicenter in Wuhan and that Weihai is recognized as one of the cleanest cities in China, Cicero said.
About Triangle Tirec
Triangle Tire USA is the wholly owned subsidiary of Triangle Tyre Co. Ltd., marketing and selling a complete product portfolio. On the commercial side, the company offers a broad range of medium radial truck tires to the trucking industry.
It also has a full range of off-the-road (OTR) radial and bias products, including giant radials for the construction, mining and aggregates industries. On the consumer side, Triangle Tire USA has a comprehensive line-up of passenger and light truck tires, including ultra-high performance (UHP), winter and specialty trailer tires.
Triangle Tyre Group, China’s largest privately-owned tire manufacturer, established its U.S. headquarters in Franklin, TN, located just south of Nashville in Williamson County, in 2016.