Indonesia on Apollo, JK Tyre shortlist?

Both Apollo Tyres and JK Tyre & Industries intend to establish new plants in Asia, and the chairman of the Indonesian Tire Producers Association says both firms are looking at his country as a potential site. Aziz Pane told Indonesia’s Investor Daily “the two investors from India are interested in coming here.” He added that each tyre maker would have to invest between US$300 million and $350 million in order to achieve a suitable economy of scale. He also opined that in order not to operate at a loss, the factories will have to be operated on a three-shift day system.

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