Apollo Vredestein to Increase Tire Prices in North America


Apollo Tyres announced that the prices of its Vredestein brand consumer tires will increase by up to 6% starting Jan. 1.

The company said the price hike is in line with the rising raw material and logistics costs.

Currently, Vredestein consumer tires are produced in Europe from the company’s manufacturing facilities in the Netherlands and the recently inaugurated plant in Hungary.

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Online Tire Market Business Growth Statistics and Key Players Insights: Michelin, Bridgestone, BF Goodrich, Goodyear, Hankook


Online tire sale platform
The online retailing helps in reaching out too many consumers without launching stores and this results in cost benefits which are ultimately passed on to the customers. Moreover, increasing spending on e-commerce platform by OEM’s due to high internet penetration rate will drive the online tire market during the forecast period as well.

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Apollo Tyres expands winter range with Aspire XP Winter


With the introduction of a new winter tyre, Apollo Tyres now offers some 60 winter products. The latest addition to the tyre maker’s cold weather portfolio is the Apollo Aspire XP Winter, which is being rolled out in 23 sizes to cover most popular fitments.

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Apollo Vredestein scaling back tyre production in Netherlands plant

During a conference call held this month, the chief financial officer of Apollo Tyres Ltd. confirmed that passenger car tyre production at the Apollo Vredestein plant in Enschede, the Netherlands would be reduced as capacity for these products grows in the company’s new, more cost-competitive facility in Gyöngyöshalász, Hungary.

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Apollo Tyres: European truck tyre production starting this quarter


Truck tyre production at Apollo Tyres’ factory in Gyöngyöshalász, Hungary will begin before the end of September. According to Gaurav Kumar, chief financial officer of Apollo Tyres Ltd., production is scheduled to start during the July to September quarter and the ramp-up of truck tyre production will then continue and reach a maximum capacity of 1,200 pieces per day by the end of March next year.

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Maxxis signals India ambitions with first tire plant


NEW DELHI (NewsRise) — Four years after it entered India, Taiwan’s Maxxis launched its first tire manufacturing plant in the country, intensifying competition in the red-hot two-wheeler market.

Maxxis, a unit of Taipei-listed Cheng Shin Rubber Industry, will initially produce tires for scooters and motorcycles at the $400-million factory in Sanand, a fast-developing auto hub in the western Indian state of Gujarat.

The plant can produce up to 20,000 tires and 40,000 tubes per day, the company said in a statement Thursday.

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Apollo Tyres empowers rubber tapper’s wives on Women’s Day


Here is the International Women’s Day gift from Apollo Tyres to rubber tapper’s wives. The company has inaugurated a Rubber Sheet Making Unit, only for women, at Vellavoor in Kottayam, Kerala on March 8, 2018. The unit was inaugurated by Adv S Jayasooryan, Vice Chairman, Rubber Board of India in the presence of the Panchayat President, Rubber Board members and the team from Apollo Tyres.

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Apollo Tyres lays foundation stone for 7th factory


After opening its new European factory last year, Apollo Tyres is now focusing on expanding its manufacturing footprint at home. A ceremony was held today to lay the foundation stone of the tyre maker’s fifth plant in India and seventh facility worldwide. The new factory is located in Chinnapanduru, Andhra Pradesh state, and is expected to enter operation in mid-2020. Apollo Tyres is investing close to Rs 18 billion (£209.4 million) in the first phase of the new plant project.

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Apollo Tyres: Stock pick of the week: Why Apollo Tyres is ready for a re-rating


Though the quarterly numbers for the first quarter of 2017-18 were weak, analysts are hopeful that conditions will improve significantly for Apollo Tyres in the coming quarters. This is because tyre dealers have already started restocking after the first quarter of destocking triggered by the implementation of GST from July 1. 

Similar restocking pick-up in auto sales should help them in the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) sales as well. Replacement demand (69% of industry’s ..

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Global tire rankings: Bridgestone reigns supreme again


AKRON —Status quo reigned over the 2017 global tire rankings, even as the estimated value of the entire industry declined for a third straight year.

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