|Traded as||NSE: APOLLOTYRE
|Headquarters||Gurgaon, Haryana, India|
|triangle eye (Chairman, MD & CEO)
Neeraj Kanwar (Vice-Chairman & MD)
|Revenue||Rs 140.53 billion (US$2.09 billion) |
Number of employees
Apollo Tyres Ltd is the world's 17th biggest tyre manufacturer, with annual consolidated revenues of Rs 140.53 billion (US$2.09 billion) in March 2017. It was founded in 1972. Its first plant was commissioned in Perambra, Thrissur, Kerala, India. The company now has four manufacturing units in India, 1 in Netherlands and 1 in Hungary. It has a network of nearly 5,000 dealerships in India, of which over 2,500 are exclusive outlets.
It gets 69% of its revenues from India, 26% from Europe and 5% from other geographies.
Apollo announced its entry into the two-wheeler tyre segment with contract manufacturing in March 2016. In November 2016, the company signed a MoU with the Government of Andhra Pradesh to set up a new factory in Andhra Pradesh to manufacture tyres for two-wheelers and pick-up trucks.
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- 1976 - Company was conceived and promoted by Mathew T Marattukalam, Bharat Steel Tubes, Ltd. Raunaq International Pvt. Ltd., Raunaq & Co. Pvt. Ltd., Raunaq Singh and Jacob Thomas.
- 1976 - Apollo Tyres was registered
- 1977 - 1st plant established at Perambra, Kerala, India
- 1991 - 2nd plant at Limda, Gujarat, India
- 1994 - Started selling tyres for 2-wheelers
- 1995 - Acquired Premier Tyres Limited- PTL. It is the 3rd plant at Kalamassery, Kerala, India
- 2006 - Expanded operations outside India by acquiring Dunlop's Africa operations.
- 2008 - A new plant at Chennai Tamil Nadu, India
- 2009 - Apollo Tyres acquired the Netherlands-based tyre maker Vredestein Banden B.V. (VBBV) for an undisclosed sum
- 2013 - Disposed of the Dunlop brand in Africa along with most of the South African operation in a sale to Sumitomo Rubber Industries of Japan.
- 2013 - Opens its Global R&D Centre in Enschede, the Netharlands.
- 2015 - Apollo has bought Germany’s Reifencom for €45.6 million.
- 2016 - Shifts corporate office for Europe region to Amsterdam from Enschede, the Netherlands.
- 2016 - Opens Global R&D Centre, Asia in Chennai, India.
- 2016 - Signs MoU with the government of Andhra Pradesh to set up a new factory in Andhra Pradesh.
- 2017 - Inaugurates its plant in Hungary 
Corporate Structure and Leadership
Apollo Tyres is structured in the following units:
- Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APMEA)
Board of Directors
- Onkar Kanwar, Chairman & Managing Director
- Neeraj Kanwar, Vice Chairman and Managing Director
- Akshay Chudasama
- Arun Kumar Purwar
- Dr. S Narayan
- Francesco Gori 
- General Bikram Singh (Retd.)
- Nimesh N Kampani
- Pallavi Shroff
- Robert Steinmetz
- Sunam Sarkar
- Vikram S Mehta
- Vinod Rai
- Seema Thapar
Apollo Tyres currently sells Apollo and Vredestein branded tyres in Europe. The company currently operates one tyre factory in Europe, in the Netherlands, and the second factory in Hungary. This second production facility in Europe was inaugurated for production on 7 April 2017.
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