Jotun closes paint plant in Egypt over safety fears

31 January 2011 11:57  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Jotun has closed its paint production plant in Ismailia, Egypt, until Sunday 6 February, over fears for its staff's safety as a result of the anti-government riots in the country, the Norway-based coatings producer said on Monday.

“All operations and activities at the plant have been shut down,” said Kari-Ellen Liverod, a spokesperson for Jotun.

On Sunday, Jotun informed its 300 employees working at the group's plant in Ismailia, north of Suez, to stay at home until further news was given.

“Due to concerns for our employees, we have said that the safest thing for them is to not travel back and forth to the factory,” Liverod added.

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