Apollo tyres: tyred and tested
Apollo also recently acquired OEM rights for some Hyundai hatchbacks and the VW Polo plus a few small cars in India. And soon, VW Passats sold worldwide will come fitted with Apollo rubber. That’s some achievement for a company that started out making truck tyres just three decades ago in north India.
Apollo manufactures 70,000 car tyres and 15,000 truck tyres every day in its plants in India. Now, with three new additional brands, that number will only go north. Add the Vredestein name to the mix and it creates a company that will have tyres for everything from the Maruti Alto to the Audi R8. Going Dutch has probably never been this fruitful.
(Words: Agasti Kaulgi)