Apollo Tyres Ltd was incorporated on September 28, 1972. They started their production in the year 1977 and today is 15th tyre manufacturer worldwide.
The Company’s products include passenger vehicle, which consists of sports utility vehicle tires (SUV) and van; commercial vehicle, which include light vehicle commercial tires and small commercial vehicle tires, and off highway tire, which involves industrial and construction, and earth movers. It markets its products under the brand names Apollo, Kaizen, Maloya, Regal and Vredestein. The Company also offers truck-bus, bicycle tires, retreading material and retreaded tires. The Company’s operating subsidiary is Apollo Vredestein B.V. located in Netherlands. The Company has two tire manufacturing plants in South Africa and its products are sold in Africa and Europe under the brand name of Dunlop.
The company is in the process of setting up of a greenfield plant for the manufacture of radial tyres in Hungary with the estimated cost of EUR 475 million. They are also in the process of setting up a manufacturinig facility for production of bias OTR tyres at Limda plant with the production capacity of 10 MT/day.
Apollo Tyres, in association with Manchester United Football Club and Youth Football International (YFI), today launched the Apollo Go The Distance Scholarship programme, under the banner of Manchester United Soccer School (MUSS), to nurture young football talent in India. Mikael Silvestre, former Manchester United defender, launched the Apollo Go The Distance Scholarship programme, in the presence of Marco Paracciani, Chief Marketing Officer and Satish Sharma, President, APMEA (Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa), Apollo Tyres and Phil Townsend, Manchester United’s Director of Communications & Deputy Chairman of the Man Utd Foundation.