Hurricane Alex Interrupts Operations at Two
Vitro Auto Glass Facilities in Mexico
July 8, 2010
Hurricane Alex has caused flooding and damage at several Vitro
manufacturing facilities, including two of its four auto glass manufacturing
facilities, according to a company statement.
However, the company says no impact to customers is expected.
"Nevertheless, because of the current inventory levels and
measures taken to restore production in the next days, the company
expects that the impact to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM)
clients will be minimized and that the impact for our domestic auto
glass replacement clients would be null," writes the company
in a written statement provided to glassBYTEs.com/AGRR
The impacted facilities are in the municipality of Garcia, which
is located in the State of Nuevo Leon.
The company currently is taking steps to determine the magnitude
of the damages, according to the statement.
In addition to the two impacted auto glass facilities, two of Vitro's
three float glass plants were damaged as well.
"The company's strong cash position and the fact that the
affected facilities were insured for such kind of events should
facilitate a prompt recovery," adds Vitro. "However, Vitro
will still need to fully assess the financial impact of this occurrence."
Hurricane Alex hit the Mexico coastline around June 30, but has
since been downgraded to a tropical depression.
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