Apollo Tyres Launches Retread Range
Apollo Tyres has launched a new range of DuraTread retreading materials for commercial vehicles in Southern India. The range, which Apollo says shows it is a step closer to being a complete tyre solution provider, will be produced at Apollo’s Kalamassery plant near Cochin. DuraTreads will subsequently be available across the country by leveraging Apollo’s operations network.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Neeraj R S Kanwar said, “With better road infrastructure and the arrival of multi-axle commercial vehicles, this is the right time to offer our customers high quality retreading material that will extend the life of their tyres. The market is largely unorganised, but has shown consistent growth every year. With our presence we hope to bring in quality standards in both the product and the process of retreading. For this we will undertake extensive training of retreaders. We have begun with retreads for light and heavy commercial vehicles, but will expand our portfolio to cater to the export market and the high demand retreading of OTR vehicles.”
DuraTreads is part of Apollo Tyres’ larger forward integration plan. This initiative follows the introduction of a range of alloy wheels for passenger cars called Acelere Wheelz.