The Coronavirus situation continues to weigh on Hydro’s markets and operations, affecting production at several extrusion sites, mainly in Europe.
From a Hydro perspective, the impact from the Coronavirus situation is becoming more visible in the Extruded Solutions business area with an increasing number of sites affected by the situation with reduced production at several sites.
In the Primary Metal business area, the recycler Azuqueca in Spain has been temporarily idled this week while remaining recyclers and primary aluminium plants are challenged by markets and government-imposed restrictions.
Hydro’s corporate emergency team continues to work closely with all business areas to coordinate contingency planning and implement mitigating measures across the company to ensure safe working environment at plants and preparedness plans fit for purpose.
Hydro is supplying material and products to customers having key roles in the handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Selected deliveries to the health sector include Hydro Extrusion Spain supplying profiles for three new field hospitals and Hydro Cressona supplying extrusions used to make emergency response equipment and key infrastructure, supporting customers deemed critical to fight COVID-19.