Fig 60 - Cimcorp robot handling finished tires in testing area

Analysis: Greenfield thinking by plant designers

One recent pointer to the future direction for tire production is offered by Apollo Tyres, which is currently establishing a new tire plant in Gyongyoshalasz, Hungary. This will serve as a “benchmark manufacturing facility” for group, the India-based tire maker has stated.

“We are out in the market and procuring the most updated manufacturing technology for our Hungary plant, said Markus Korsten, chief manufacturing officer of Apollo Tyres Ltd. “In addition, the layout of the equipment, and the way it will be operated, will guarantee the…

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