Apollo in Talks to Supply VW in Europe
Apollo Tyres has confirmed that its OE arrangements with Volkswagen may be extended into the European market. Addressing journalists in Cologne, Germany, Neeraj Kanwar stated “only recently, five years ago, we went into the OE segment in India. Today in India we supply to all the top automotive industry. Recently we’ve gone into VW, supplying them tyres for the cars that they’re launching in India, and we are in discussions with them to supply tyres to them in Europe.”
In March, Apollo was awarded the contract to supply OE tyres to Volkswagen Polo models sold in India. The compact VW is manufactured at the company’s plant in Chakan (near Pune in the state of Maharashtra), which has a capacity to produce 110,000 Polos per annum. Depending on the model, the Indian produced Polo is either fitted with 175/70 R14 tyres on steel rims or 185/60 R15 tyres on alloy rims.