ICAT event stresses on new tyre technologies, including airless tyres

Various kinds of modern technologies as well as policies relating to tyres were discussed threadbare at the 4th edition of International Symposium on Automotive Tyre Technology organised by the International Centre ...

Star rating to help consumers buy tyres that save fuel

You may have seen these star rating labels on products like air conditioners and refrigerators which basically emphasises the power saving efficiency of the products. Similar star rating labels are soon to be introd...

Ceat appoints Amit Tolani as Vice President – Marketing

Ceat Ltd., a leading Indian tyre manufacturer, has appointed Amit Tolani as Vice President–Marketing.. Tolani will be based out of Ceat’s headquarters in Mumbai and will be responsible for spearheading the marketing...

Continental appoints new Plant Manager for Modipuram tyre plant

Technology company and premium tyre manufacturer Continental has announced the appointment of Kuldeep Singh as plant manager for its tyre plant in Modipuram-Meerut, India. Kuldeep Singh succeeds Vivek Devgun who lef...

Maxxis Tyres inaugurates Rs 2640 crore India manufacturing plant

Maxxis Rubber India, a sub-company of Maxxis Group, the largest two-wheeler tyre manufacturer in the world, inaugurated its first manufacturing facility in Sanand, Gujarat. The plant was inaugurated by Vijaybhai Rup...

JK Tyre & Industries appoints Rajiv Prasad as President (India Operations)

JK Tyre & Industries Ltd, the tyre major and leaders of radial tyres in India, announced the appointment of Rajiv Prasad as its President (India Operations). Prasad, brings with him a rich experience of managing la...

Domestic auto-component industry to grow 9-11% in FY2018

The Rs 2.90 trillion (FY2017) domestic auto component industry is expected to grow by 9-11% during FY2018, driven by robust growth expectation in domestic passenger vehicles (PV)s and two wheelers (2W) segment.

Ceat launches high mileage tyres - Milaze X3 with a range of 1 lakh kilometers

One of the country's leading tyre manufacturers, CEAT Ltd. has launched an industry first tyre range - Milaze X3 which boasts of better tyre life and has been claimed to last for more than 1 lakh kilometers. The tyr...

Michelin launches new LTX Force SUV tyres in India

Tyre major Michelin has launched the new LTX Force an SUV tyre series in India. The tyre manufacturer has highlighted top qualities of the tyre being durability, superior road grip and high traction in off-road cond...

Michelin Scorcher tyre range for Harley-Davidson motorcycles in India

Leading global tyre manufacturer Michelin announced the availability of co-branded Harley-Davidson range of Michelin Scorcher tyres in the Indian replacement market through Michelin authorised dealer network. The Mi...

Apollo Tyres inaugurates Rs 3246 crore Hungary plant

Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban formally inaugurated Apollo Tyres’ 6th global tyre manufacturing unit and the second one in Europe. Present, on the occasion were Peter Szijjarto, Hungarian Foreign Affairs & T...

Automotive business thrives in South India: 2016

‘Kabali’, the blockbuster Tamil movie starring south Indian superstar Rajnikanth got off to a roaring start in July 2016 across cinema halls in India. While Rajnikanth is, without doubt, a showstopper and a star to ...

INDIAN TYRE INDUSTRY: The fatal Chinese bite

The bite of the Chinese dragon is beginning to get fatal for the Rs 50,000 crore Indian tyre industry. On the one hand while Indian tyre majors are facing a severe shortage of raw material like rubber in the countr...

TVS Eurogrip showcases flotation radial tyres at Reifen 2016

TVS Srichakra, a leading Indian tyre manufacturer has showcased its new product range - flotation radial off-road tyres and a select range of the two-wheeler tyres at the Reifen 2016, Germany.

JK Tyre completes acquisition of Kesoram Industries tyre unit

With the acquisition of CIL, JK Tyre will have additional capacity of truck & bus radials, an important and high growth segment, where it is already the market leader. It will also provide JK Tyre entry into the fa...

Apollo Tyres enters 2 -wheeler tyre market

Leading tyre manufacturer Apollo Tyres Ltd announced its entry into the two wheeler tyre market with the launch of their ‘Apollo Acti’ series. The company began its operations as a commercial vehicle tyre manufactur...

CEAT and Pirelli collaborate to distribute premium motorcycle tyres in India

CEAT has announced their partnership with Italian tyre manufacturer, Pirelli to distribute tyres in India for the growing premium motorcycle market in the country.

Continental makes winter tyres from dandelion rubber

Last year Continental had presented the first test tyres in a limited series made from the innovative material that the company is calling Taraxagum, derived from the botanical name for dandelion (taraxacum). Manufa...

JK Tyre acquires Haridwar tyre unit of Kesoram Industries for Rs 2200 crore

JK Tyre & Industries has finally confirmed that it is buying Cavendish Industries Ltd (CIL) tyre unit of Kesoram Industries. In a press release, the company stated that JK Tyre & Industries Limited (JK Tyre) and JK...

SPECIAL REPORT ON INDIAN TYRE INDUSTRY: An Un-Tyre-ing Journey

The Rs 50,000 crore Indian tyre industry today has a few reasons to smile and a few reasons to frown. On the one hand, after a lull in the industry while the demand for tyres in 2015-16 is seeing a growth coupled wi...

Rajiv Budhraja - D-G, ATMA

P.Tharyan, Editor, Motown India magazine interviews Rajiv Budhraja, Director General, Automotive Tyre Manufacturers’ Association (ATMA). Budhraja talks at length about the issues confron...

Interview with Rajiv Budhraja, Director General, Automotive Tyre Manufacturers’ Association

ATMA stands for Automotive Tyre Manufacturers’ Association. We are an industry body of the companies which make automotive tyres in India. We have been there since 1975. It’s almost forty years now. It’s an indust...

South India Special Part 1: Tamil Nadu

Five states comprising Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and the newly formed state of Telangana make up South India. Among these, it’s Tamil Nadu that is way ahead when it comes to its contribution to t...

South India Special Part 5: Kerala

This southern State of Kerala is known more for its militant labour unions and lack of industries. Tourism thrives here and the State is also referred to as “God’s Own Country”. Malayalis, as the people of Kerala ar...

Vivek Kamra appointed President - India, JK Tyre

JK Tyre & Industries Ltd has appointed Vivek Kamra as its President -India. The appointment comes in the wake of Arun K Bajoria’s elevation to the vital role of ‘Director and President – International Operations’. W...

Apollo increases its focus on retreading; Opens 3rd ARZ in Mumbai

Spreading its network further for branded retreading outlets, Apollo Tyres has inaugurated its 3rd Apollo Retread Zone (ARZ) in Mumbai, in the western part of India. Rajesh Dahiya, Group Head, Sales-APMEA (Asia Paci...

Continental opens new R&D extension building in Singapore

International automotive supplier and tyre manufacturer Continental has opened a new extension building to expand its R&D capabilities in Singapore. With a total capital investment of S$29.7 million (EUR 18.3 millio...

Yokohama begins commercial production in Haryana

Tyre manufacturer Yokohama India started their first phase of commercial production in India at their plant in HSIIDC, Bahadurgarh - Haryana. The current manufacturing capacity of the plant in Haryana is 2000 tyres ...

Continental expands its tie up in football

There is more football on the way for tyre manufacturer Continental. The company is already an official sponsor of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and UEFA EURO 2016 in France. Now the Hanover-based company has ac...

Interview with H.P. Nanda, Director - Strategy and Growth Initiatives, DuPont India

Collaboration has always been our DNA and we firmly believe in our science-based solutions to truly make a difference. We make one of the advanced polymers which will be able to replace metals in the automobile to m...

Cooper Tires-Apollo Tyres spat evident

A spat between India based Apollo Tyres and US based Cooper Tires is quite evident now. Apollo Tyres

Expo Mart gears up for Auto show in Feb 2014

Automobile industry body SIAM, which has is looking for a bigger show in terms of exhibition space a

CEAT Ltd. and AK Khan & Company Ltd. in JV

CEAT Ltd, an RPG Enterprise company and one of India’s leading tyre manufacturers and A K Khan & Com

Interview with Vikram Malhotra, Vice President, Marketing & Sales, JK Tyre & Industries Limited

Interview with Vikram Malhotra, Vice President, Marketing & Sales, JK Tyre & Industries Limited

Interview with Rajiv Budhraja, Director General, Automotive Tyre Manufacturers’ Association (ATMA)

We are in favour of free trade agreements with other nations provided they are on an equal level playing field. It should be both for raw material and finished products. But you cannot call it a fair treatment if yo...

Onkar Kanwar of Apollo Tyres honoured

Onkar S. Kanwar inducted into Tire Industry Association's Hall of Fame, US

Continental AG to double growth in India

In a recent visit to India, Dr. Elmar Degenhart, Executive Board Chairman, Continental AG, one of

Continental acquires Modi tyre business

Continental, one of the leading international automotive suppliers and the world’s fourth largest

Apollo Tyres partners Ideal Motors in Sri Lanka

Apollo Tyres partners Ideal Motors in Sri Lanka

Continental focuses on direct TPMS technology

International automotive supplier Continental recommends car manufacturers worldwide the consistent

Continental wants to acquire Modi tyre business

Continental wants to acquire Modi tyre business




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