Apollo Tyres unveiled its strategy to move from leadership to dominance in the fast growing truck-bus radial (TBR) segment. While the company is already in the process of doubling its truck-bus radial capacity in the Chennai facility, it introduced a new range of technologically superior truck-bus radial tyres. The new products Apollo EnduRace RD HD, Apollo EnduMile LHD and Apollo EnduComfort CA were unveiled in the presence of company’s countrywide large Fleet Operators, Business Partners, The Great Khali, power lifter and wrestler, and Milind Soman, winner of Ironman title and fitness enthusiast.
Designed and developed at the company’s Global R&D Centre, Asia in Chennai, this new range of TBRs have been tested in the target markets across the country. With the increased capacity of truck-bus radials from the Chennai unit kicking-in sometime in the third quarter of this fiscal, the company is fully geared-up to meet the increased demand from the replacement market, OEs and exports.
- Apollo EnduMile LHD: This long haul drive tyre is designed for high speed operations and is claimed to provide over 20% more mileage than its predecessor. The ventilated block design supports heat dissipation for cooler running and the ACTO casing design (Apollo Cord Tension Optimised) makes the tyre more durable supporting multiple retreads.
- Apollo EnduRace RD HD: This regional drive tyre with ACTO (Apollo Cord Tension Optimised) Casing is reinforced with 25% higher strength in the Belt & Body Ply. With stronger sidewalls too, this tyre is most suited for heavy-duty applications. The open and wide tread design helps heat dissipation resulting in faster turnaround. The hexagonal tread block design with tie-bars provides higher resistance to irregular wear.
- Apollo EnduComfort CA: This all-wheel pattern tyre is specially designed for luxury coaches. The optimised contact pressure and balanced rubber mass distribution with new age compound provides excellent handling (comfort) and mileage. The special tread design reduces in-cabin noise too.