Apollo Tyres commissions manufacturing unit in Andhra Pradesh
This is the company’s seventh manufacturing unit globally, and the fifth one in India
Apollo Tyres has commissioned its manufacturing facility in Andhra Pradesh on 25 June 2020. This is the company’s seventh manufacturing unit globally, and the fifth one in India.
The unit is located in Chinnapanduru village in Chittoor district and spread over 256 acre. The company will invest close to Rs 3,800 crore in Phase-I of the greenfield facility. The capacity will be ramped up gradually in the next 12-18 months as demand improves.
By 2022, the plant will have a capacity to produce 15,000 passenger car tyres and 3,000 truck-bus radials per day.
With a modular layout, the capacity at this facility can be replicated with minimal engineering efforts and economies on investments.
The facility has been designed to accommodate rooftop solar panels to be introduced in a phased manner, for optimum usage of natural light for the shop-floor with an eco-friendly power source, and as a zero water discharge facility with an in-built effluent treatment plant.
In addition, the company has ensured the usage of energy-efficient utility and process equipment, and environment-friendly coolants.
To improve productivity and reduce human fatigue, ergonomically balanced and weight-optimised material handling equipment has been used across the facility.
A ‘Spine’ like central utility corridor services both passenger car and truck radial units in a seamless fashion.