Apollo Tyres opens its Asia R&D centre in Chennai.
Apollo Tyres has formally inaugurated its Global R&D Centre, Asia just outside the southern Indian city of Chennai. This is company’s 2nd Global R&D Centre, after the Global R&D Centre, Europe in the Netherlands, which is operational since 2013.
The two Global R&D Centres of Apollo Tyres, in addition to the core research, service the product development needs of the respective regions. The Global R&D Centre, Europe in Enschede, the Netherlands with a team size of 150+ people, services the Europe and America region. While the Global R&D Centre, Asia having an employee strength of 140-odd people, services the product development needs for the entire Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa region.
“Apollo Tyres has been at the forefront of launching breakthrough products over the past four decades suiting the Indian context. The Global R&D Centre, Asia will break new frontiers and accelerate our R&D vision for India and the region. This step also aligns with the honorable Indian Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi’s vision for Brand India, and Technology being one of the core sectors for India becoming a global power,” said Onkar S Kanwar, Chairman, Apollo Tyres.
Besides the two Global R&D Centres, Apollo Tyres also has set-up two satellite R&D Centres in Bengaluru and Germany. The Advanced Engineering Centre in Bengaluru is working towards integrating electronics into tyre technology, where as the one in Raunheim (Frankfurt), Germany is working towards establishing ties with leading German OE customers for both Apollo and Vredestein brands.