The first tire built at Apollo Tyres Ltd.’s new plant in India has rolled off the assembly line.
The plant, which is Apollo’s seventh manufacturing center worldwide, will have the capacity to produce 15,000 passenger tires and 3,000 radial truck and bus tires per day by the year 2022.
Capacity at the plant will ramp up “gradually” over the next 12 to 18 months, according to Apollo officials.
“This ultra-modern facility is a reflection of our growth aspirations and manufacturing capabilities, showcasing some of the best practices across the globe in tire manufacturing,” says Apollo Chairman Onkar Kanwar.
“This highly automated plant uses IT-driven systems and robotics, and employs young and skilled associates on the shop floor, mostly hired locally.”
Apollo says the state-of-the-art technologies used at the facility “will enable the company to target premium OEMs and aftermarket customers in India. This will further consolidate the company’s vision of providing world-quality products to global markets.”