Apollo rolls out its 5th tyre factory in India

Apollo Tyres has opened its fifth manufacturing unit in India and the seventh in the world. The new factory is located in Chinnapanduru village in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh.

Apollo Tyres' new factory is spread over 256 acres and has a modular layout. The company plans to invest close to Rs. 3,800 crore in the first phase of this facility. The plant capacity will be gradually increased in the next 12-18 months. By 2022, the plant is expected to produce 15,000 passenger car tyres and 3,000 truck-bus radials per day.

The factory has a spine like central utility corridor that services both passenger car and truck radial units. 35,000 tones of steel and 1.23 lakh cubic meter of concrete was used to build this facility. It is said to have taken 12 million man hours to complete the construction work. The built-up area of the plant is 2,16,000 sq. mt. and it employs 850 people.

According to Apollo Tyres, the new factory has been designed to accommodate roof-top solar panels. Besides this, it is a zero water discharge facility with an in-built effluent treatment plant. The company claims to have installed energy efficient utilities and process equipment as well as environment friendly coolants.

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