French container glass manufacturer Saverglass has suspended production for two weeks.

It said it had been closely monitoring the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic where it operates. It has taken measures to minimise the risk to staff, facilities and customers.

But it said it had to face up to stoppage of supply of key materials as well as the closure of many of its customers' sites.

It said: “As a result, we have decided to reduce, as of today, glass production for two weeks.

“The stopped installations will be put on standby allowing a quick restart. Our decoration activities are discontinued as of today for two weeks.”

The suspension applies to its French plants only.

Its logistics organisations will remain active to satisfy deliveries but it recommended that, due to the ongoing situation, customers should proceed rapidly with any delivery calls they may have.