Apollo Tyres Ltd was established in 1976 and has headquarters in India. The Company has an annual turnover of USD 1.99 Billion with over 16,000 employees. Apollo Tyres has 3 domestic markets in Asia, Europe & South Africa plus over 70 export markets. It has 9 manufacturing facilities producing around 438524 metric tons of tyres across vehicle categories. In April 2006 Apollo Tyres acquired Apollo Tyres South Africa (Pty) Ltd (originally Dunlop Tyres International (Pty) Ltd) & In May 2009 acquired Apollo Vredestein BV (originally Vredestein Banden BV) in the Netherlands, producer of niche high end passenger car and specialty tyres with an extensive network across Europe.
For its Middle East operations Apollo has opened its first and largest office outside its operations in India, Southern Africa and The Netherlands. This 2,000 square feet office located in the JAFZA Free Economic Zone is the company’s base in Dubai and the reporting base for employees in Iran, Saudi Arabia and Turkey. Apart from an office, the company has also taken up an expandable 10,000 square feet of warehousing space in Dubai, to stock its tyres locally for speedy demand fulfillment in the region. This also enables Business Partners to have low inventories - cutting down on stocking costs.
Apollo partners with major car manufacturers Audi, Fiat, GM, Hyundai, Mahindra, Maruti Suzuki, Mercedes Benz, Mitsubishi Motors, Tata & VW. Apollo tires in Kuwait are available at five KAICO locations at Shuwaikh, Jahra, Ahmadi & over 20 tire shops at various locations across Kuwait. Apollo is GSO certified for Kuwait & has been rigorously tested in Kuwait peak summer. KAICO has a good range for passenger vehicles, SUV’s & light trucks. Apollo Tyres are attractively priced.