Lu-Ve, a company in manufacturing of refrigeration and air conditioning components, has announced the temporary closure of plants in Italy and India, in line with government initiatives to prevent coronavirus spread. In Italy, the plants of LU-VE Exchangers and MANIFOLD (Uboldo, Varese), TGD (Travacò Siccomario, Pavia), AIR HEX (Alonte, Vicenza ) and SEST (Limana, Belluno) have been temporarily closed down from March 25 till April 3.
SPIROTECH plant in Bhiwadi (Rajasthan, India) and the former Alfa Laval site in Sarole (Maharashtra, India) will also be closed until April 14, accordingly to the order issued by the Government of India. SEST LU-VE plant in Lipetsk (Russia) will be closed from March 30 to April 5. The company informed in its release that for Italian plants, the shipping service (limited to products manufactured by March 23 and spare parts) and goods receipt service will both remain active.
TECNAIR (Uboldo, Varese) will continue to manufacture only the products for urgent orders, required for the fight against Covid-19. Production proceeds regularly in the factories of HTS (Novosedly, Czech Republic), SEST LU-VE Gliwice (Poland), LU-VE AIA Asarum (Sweden), FINCOIL LU-VE Vantaa (Finland) and ZYKLUS (Jacksonville, Texas, USA). The Lu Ve group does not exclude the possibility that, in the coming weeks, the various national authorities will take measures to suspend production.
The company further stated that the company’s commercial network, both Italian and international, and all branches, commercial and representative offices are operational (via remote working). The purchasing offices will also remain active, both centrally and peripherally.
On a positive note, the company’s Chinese production facility in Tianmen in the Province of Hubei recently reopened after being shut down since January 24.