Songkhla, Thailand — Apollo Tyres Ltd. has enhanced its commercial truck tire business, inaugurating its first Apollo Truck Tyre Zone (ATTZ) in Thailand with retreader Ten Ten Auto Tyres.
ATTZ, located in the HatYai District in Songkhla Province, will have modern tools and "one-stop solution services," the Indian tire maker announced 23 Aug.
Apollo provided modern equipment to the center, including a steel bar bender machine, a wheel alignment machine for cars and trucks, an automatic tire changer and wheel balancing machine.
The tire maker said the equipment will help enhance Ten Ten Auto Tyres's service performance for cars and buses, while reducing maintenance costs of vehicles serviced through improved fuel consumption.
Shubhro Ghosh, group head of Middle East and Africa, said Apollo has seen steady growth potential in Hat Yai, a strategically important logistics area in the southern region of Thailand.
"The launch of ATTZ will help us cope with growth in commercial fleets and increasing demand in radial tyres, as our prices are more affordable, together with our quality products," Ghosh said.
Apollo said it plans to open more such outlets in the future.
Apollo has marketed radial tires for commercial truck and bus fleets in Thailand since 2013.
The tire maker said it is focusing on reducing overall tire costs for local operators, while producing and developing quality products and providing after-sales support and service.