Research & Development is a global function within Apollo Tyres Ltd. The main R&D activities are concentrated in two R&D centres - Chennai, India and Enschede, the Netherlands. With over 300 engineers working in our R&D centres, Apollo Tyres has been developing products and technology to cater to a global market.
In Chennai, India, the R&D Centre of Excellence focuses on Commercial Vehicle applications for our global brands, Apollo and Vredestein, and is the nerve centre to study the road conditions across key markets in Asia, Europe, Africa and Americas and develop products. Tyres out of this centre are applied for truck, construction and agricultural applications.
In Enschede, the Netherlands, our R&D Centre of Excellence focuses on the development of our Passenger Car tyres and adaptive spoiler systems. Products developed here are manufactured and sold in several global regions including Europe, Asia and Americas.
R&D activities include Material science, Simulations technology, Design & Construction, CAE/FEA, Process development and Testing. Engineering professionals with very diverse backgrounds form the backbone of our R&D.
The development process is strongly linked to Manufacturing, Marketing and Sales. The organization structure is flat to facilitate and enhance cross-functional approaches and drive innovation.