Aluminium and renewable energy company Norsk Hydro says its extrusion arm has nearly returned to normal production levels five weeks after it became the victim of a global cyber-attack.
Extruded Solutions, which is the Norwegian firm’s largest business division and operates in 40 countries with seven locations across Britain and Ireland, temporarily switched to manual operations during the attack.
“There are still variations from plant to plant, but we are currently producing around 85 percent of our normal output with the help of workarounds and creative solutions,” said Egil Hogna, executive vice president responsible for Hydro Extruded Solutions.
“The most important thing for us now is to continue ramping up production in a safe and secure manner, gradually progressing towards business as usual as our IT systems are resuming normal operation. We are doing our utmost to minimise the impact on our customers, suppliers and other partners.”
The subsidiary supplies tailored aluminium components and solutions to sectors including automotive and transportation, building and construction, electronics, plus offshore and maritime.
Plant manager at Extruded Solutions’ Tibshelf plant in Derbyshire, Dale Harston added: “I appreciate the patience and support that our business partners are showing us as we continue to fully recover from this attack.”