Federal Inspects Tire Plant after Fire for Safety's Sake

Posted on January 20, 2017

Federal Corp.'s Chungli, Taiwan, consumer tire factory was involved in a fire on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. There were no casualties, and the production facilities were unaffected, says a company spokesperson.

However, the fire (see photo) caused partial warehouse damages. As a result, operations at the factory have been halted "for inspection and reinforcement." The Chungli plant is Federal's primary manufacturing site.

"As employee safety and product quality are our foremost priority, inspections of the facility and recovery projects are currently ongoing."

The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the local fire department and insurance company. Federal estimates passenger and light truck tire production will resume in early February.

"Federal greatly appreciates all our clients' patience and understanding on any information delay. Our IT system is fully operational since the next day of the fire.

"Please rest assured that Federal will strive to ensure smooth delivery of all orders. Should you have any question or concern, please contact Federal's sales representative."

Production at Federal's new tire plant in Guanyin, Taiwan, is scheduled to begin in February 2017.

Related Topics: Federal Corp., fire, Taiwan, tire plant

Comments ( 0 )
More Stories
(l to r): Verneta Reich, Aaron Wisniewski, Blane Wilson of SMP, and grand prize winner John Reich.
News Top Prize Winner Named in Aftermarket Jackpot Jumpstart Sweepstakes

Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper stores and service centers stores drew three more $10,000 grand prize winners and another 50 $100 gift card winners from the second and final drawing of the Aftermarket Jackpot Jumpstart Sweepstakes.

News General Tire Purchases Are Eligible for a Spring Rebate

Continental Tire the Americas LLC is offering a spring consumer rebate of up to $70 for the purchase of four General-brand tires through April 15, 2018.  

The new Agriflex 372 IF 1250/50R32 CFO is designed to minimize soil compaction and withstand the cycles of loading and unloading experienced during harvest.
News Alliance Unveils Latest Increased Flexion Harvest Tire

Alliance Tire Americas Inc. (ATA) has designed its new Agriflex 372 IF 1250/50R32 CFO tire, which stands nearly seven feet tall and more than four feet wide, to minimize soil compaction.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from MTD delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the tire industry and don't miss a thing!