Go Back   Team-BHP > Under the Hood > Modifications & Accessories > Tyre & Alloy wheel Section

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 14th January 2013, 20:33   #1
Team-BHP Support
GTO's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 43,751
Thanked: 63,004 Times
Default Apollo Tyres sets up Global R&D Centre in the Netherlands, Europe

Apollo Tyres sets up Global R&D Centre in the Netherlands, Europe-apollo-tyres-global-pv-rd-centre.jpg

Apollo Tyres announces the opening of its Global R&D Centre (for passenger vehicle tyres) in Enschede, Netherlands.

It's the first Indian tyre company to set up a global R&D in Europe. Apollo plans to ramp up R&D spend to 3% of sales and aspires to become a $6 billion / top 10 global tyre company by 2016.

This R&D facility will serve as a hub for the development and testing of car & van tyres for all product brands - Apollo, Vredestein and Dunlop. It will start operations with more than 100 R&D specialists from various parts of the world, including 20 car tyre specialists from India and South Africa.

Apollo Tyres will have two global R&D hubs; Enschede, the Netherlands for Car and Van tyres and Chennai, India for Commercial Vehicle tyres.

The 2 locations were chosen based on current and potential markets. The Middle East and Asia form nearly 59 percent of the global market for commercial vehicle tyres, while Europe and North America represent 51 percent of the car tyre market. Both R&D departments will be in close contact with OEMs and replacement clients, test centres, raw material suppliers and research institutes.
GTO is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nissan sets up parts distribution centre in Chennai Aditya The Indian Car Scene 2 7th May 2014 12:59
Delhi - Excellent service centre for Fiat Cars by Bosch "Wheel Force Centre" arjunn Indian Car Dealerships 45 29th April 2014 14:51
Global CV Rankings (Source: Global Insights) aparbansal Commercial Vehicles 3 31st December 2010 01:13
Gumpert Apollo sets a new Nurburgring record!!! Shan2nu The International Automotive Scene 6 14th October 2009 17:40

All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 05:21.

Copyright 2000 - 2016, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks