ERJ staff report (DS)
Chennai, India - This week Apollo Tyres' tyre manufacturing facility in Chennai produced its one-millionth truck-bus radial (TBR) tyre. The TBR unit went on-stream with an initial production of 250 tyres a day in April 2010, and has been gradually ramped up to now reach 4,000 a day. Truck-bus radials account for 19 percent of the total commercial vehicle tyre produced by Apollo, which mirrors the overall radialisation of 20 percent in the category in India.
The Chennai unit, which has been operational for around 2 years, has already produced 3 million passenger car tyres. It currently produces 7,500 passenger vehicle tyres per day, which include supplies to OEMs like Hyundai and Mahindra & Mahindra for their range of sedans, hatchbacks and SUVs.
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Press release from Apollo