Coronavirus (COVID-19): Update from Tata Steel in Europe
The health and safety of employees is the company’s number one priority. In line with increased action by national governments, Tata Steel in Europe has updated measures to reduce risk to its employees across all sites.
Additional resources are being put in place to increase hygiene and reduce social contact for all employees. Strict travel restrictions are being implemented and employees are being asked to work from home as much as possible.
Customers and suppliers
Tata Steel notes that the impact of the outbreak on steel-using industries is varied. While demand is steady in some sectors, production pauses in the European automotive sector are expected to have a knock-on impact on steel supply.
In line with customer demand, Tata Steel has made production adjustments at some of its European steel mills. To date, the impact of these changes on its steelmaking hubs in IJmuiden and Port Talbot has not been significant.
Given this is a fast-moving situation, Tata Steel is working closely with customers and suppliers to reduce possible impacts from the coronavirus outbreak and restrictions.
Tata Steel will continue to monitor the situation and is working with its suppliers and customers to ensure safe and stable trading.