U.S. additive maker Lubrizol announced on 13 December that it has received approval for a partial restart of its manufacturing operations in Rouen, France. On 26 September, a fire impacted the drumming and warehousing assets of Lubrizol’s site in Rouen in the Normandy region of France.
“As we have stated, 90% of our site was not impacted by the fire, though we have stood idle since September 26. Resuming partial operations through a safe and secure phased approach ensures the livelihood of thousands of direct and indirect employees, families, customers and suppliers who depend on our work in Rouen, all of whom have already sustained considerable impact, the company said in a statement.
All restart operations will be completed with the utmost safely and securely in conjunction with local authorities.
“In the weeks following the fire, our commitment to the Rouen community and the region has never faltered. We established Solidarity Funds to support farmers, businesses and the community. We’ve committed to environmental testing and to supporting the attractiveness of the region. And, of course, we supported our employees in Rouen,” said Frédéric Henry, president of Lubrizol France.
“We recognise we have continued work to restore community trust. We look forward to continued work with the local authorities and support to the local community as we return to safe operations in Rouen.”
Since 1954, Lubrizol France, whose head office is based in Rouen, has been developing its activity of manufacturing and selling additives for lubricants. It provides additives for engine oils and other transport fluids, additives and fluids for industrial lubricants and additives for gasoline and diesel fuel.
With its three production sites based in Rouen, Le Havre and Mourenx, Lubrizol France is the main foreign subsidiary of the Lubrizol Corporation Group and the leading exporter from Haute-Normandie.
For updates on Rouen, please go to https://www.lubrizol.com.