Apollo opens first CV service centre
Apollo Tyres has opened what it says is “India’s first full-service commercial vehicle tyre outlet.” Located on the outskirts of Delhi, the first Apollo CV Zone was inaugurated by company chairman Onkar S Kanwar on May 30; the tyre maker now plans to establish a network of outlets across India.
“All our customers are equally important for us,” stated Kanwar. “Our thought was, if passenger car drivers deserve a service mentality and modern retail facilities in our Apollo Zones, so do commercial drivers – in reality they are people on whom the economy rides. We are looking to build a network of Apollo Commercial Vehicle Zones across the country over the year, placing each one of them at key locations in transport hubs and on highways to create greatest convenience for our commercial segment operators.”
Services offered by the Apollo CV Zone are those familiar to commercial vehicle operators in Europe – tyres sales, wheel alignment, balancing and nitrogen gas filling facilities, along with services specifically aimed at India’s growing CV radial fleet. The inaugural Apollo CV Zone, located within the Sanjay Gandhi transport hub, is equipped with two service bays and will cater to the estimated 2,000 trucks that are parked at the hub every day. The Sanjay Gandhi transport hub is, incidentally, also home to Apollo’s first Health Care Centre, established in 2000 for targeted intervention in HIV-AIDS, sexually infectious diseases and for general health amongst the commercial vehicle community.