Tuesday, October 12, 2010


CEAT Limited

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IndustryTyres & Tubes
Key peopleR. P. Goenka, Chairman
H. V. Goenka Vice Chairman,
Paras K. Chowdhary Managing Director
RevenueIndian rupee 2,832.52 crore (US$637.32 million)[1]
Employees~5,384 (as on 31st March 2006)
CEAT Limited is a tyre manufacturing company based in MumbaiIndia. CEAT is an abbreviation for Cavi Electrici Affini Torino (Electrical Cables and Allied Products of Turin). Founded in Italy as CEAT Tyres by Virginio Bruni Tedeschi, the company established its manufacturing in India in 1958 and was sold to Pirelli by Virginio's heir Alberto Tedeschi (Carla Bruni's grandfather[2]) in the 1970s. The company's Indian division was then taken over byRPG Enterprises in the year 1982 which also got the rights to the CEAT brand and renamed the company as CEAT Limited. Its tagline is "Take it on".
CEAT is one of the largest tire manufacturers in India and Sri Lanka with an annual turnover of Rs 2,760 crores and has about 20% of the local truck and light truck tyre market

Apollo Tyres

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Apollo Tyres Limited
Key peopleOnkar S Kanwar (CMD)
Neeraj R S Kanwar (Vice Chairman & MD)
RevenueINR 5036.80Crores as on March 2010
Apollo Tyres Ltd is a high-performance company and the leading Indian tyre manufacturer. Head quartered in Gurgaon, a corporate-hub in the National Capital Region of India, Apollo is a young, ambitious and dynamic organisation, which takes pride in its unique identity. Registered as a company in 1976, Apollo is built around the core principles of creating stakeholder value through reliability in its products and dependability in its relationships. Apollo Tyres Ltd is the fastest growing top tier tyre manufacturer, with annual revenues of over US$ 1.8 billion (2009-10). Its first plant was commissioned in Perambra in Kerala state. It commenced its production in 1977 under the leadership of Raunaq Singh. In 2006, the company acquired Dunlop Tyres International of South Africa. The company now has four manufacturing units in India, two in South Africa and two in Zimbabwe. It has a network of over 4,000 dealerships in India, of which over 2,500 are exclusive outlets. In South Africa, it has over 900 dealerships, of which 190 are Dunlop Accredited Dealers. "Apollo Tyres Ltd." has been pioneer in the implementation of "Six Sigma" among all the tyre companies in India, and is in the list of top 15 tyre manufacturers of the world in terms of Revenues.The construction of fully automated plant at chennai with a initial capacity of 6000 TBR and 8000 PCR is under progress.
The company currently produces the entire range of automotive tyres for ultra and high speed passenger cars, truck and bus, farm, Off-The-Road, industrial and specialty applications like mining, retreaded tyres and retreading material. These are produced across Apollo’s eight manufacturing locations in India, Netherlands and Southern Africa. A ninth facility is currently under construction in southern India, and is expected to commence production towards the end of 2009. The major brands produced across these locations are: Apollo, Dunlop, Kaizen, Maloya, Regal and Vredestein.
n the three domestic markets of India, Southern Africa and Europe, Apollo operates through a network of branded, exclusive or multi-product outlets. In South Africa the branded outlets are called Dunlop Zones, while in India they are variously named Apollo Tyre World (for commercial vehicles) and Apollo Radial World (for passenger cars). Exports out of these three key manufacturing locations reach over 70 destinations across the world, with key comprising Europe, Africa, the Middle East and South-East Asia.
Apollo Tyres has acquired the Netherlands-based Vredestein Banden BV (VBBV) for an undisclosed sum from Russia's bankrupt largest tyre manufacturer Amtel-Vredestein NV.[1]
Apollo is one of the largest corporate investors in developing sporting talent through its Mission 2018, which is focused on nurturing and training youngsters in the sport of tennis to enable an Indian to win a Singles Grand Slam Championship by the year 2018.[2]


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Michelin (French pronunciation: [miʃlɛ̃]English: /ˈmɪʃəlɪn/ or /ˈmɪtʃəlɪn/; full name: SCA Compagnie Générale des Établissements MichelinEuronextML) is atyre manufacturer based in Clermont-Ferrand in the Auvergne région of France. It is one of the two largest tyre manufacturers in the world along withBridgestone.[2] In addition to the Michelin brand, it also owns the BFGoodrich, Taurus, Kormoran and Uniroyal (in North America) tyre brands. It is also notable for its Red and Green travel guides, its roadmaps, the Michelin stars that the Red Guide awards to restaurants for their cooking, and for its company mascot Bibendum, colloquially known as the Michelin Man.

Bridgestone Corporation 
(株式会社ブリヂストン Kabushiki-gaisha Burijisuton?) (TYO5108OTCBBBRDCY) is a multinational rubberconglomerate founded in 1931 by Shojiro Ishibashi (石橋正二郎 Ishibashi Shōjirō?) in the city of KurumeFukuoka, Japan. The name Bridgestone comes from a calque translation and transposition of ishibashi, meaning "stone bridge" in Japanese.
Bridgestone is currently ranked No.2 tyre manufacturer in the global tyre market[citation needed], with Michelin leading, Goodyear third, and Continental fourth as of January 2009. As of the end of 2005, production facilities belonging to the Bridgestone Group have increased to 141 spread throughout twenty-four nations of the world. In order to attain this level of globalization, the company established a new set of corporate policies in the year 2001. In continuation of this, company's Brand Vision[clarification needed] was also established in 2003.

JK Tyre & Industries Ltd. Offering Tyres And Tubes For Automotive that includes front tyre, rear tyre, radial tyre, t rated tyres, h rated tyres, coloured tyres and dual contact high traction steel radials for trucks, tractors, cars, two wheers tyres, three wheelers tubes, buses tyres and auto steel wheels.
Main Name↓Country↓Est.↓Tire brands and subsidiaries↓
Alliance Tire Company Ltd.[1]Israel1950Alliance
Apollo Tyres Ltd.[2]India1976ApolloApollo Tyres South Africa (formerly Dunlop South Africa), KaizenMaloyaRegalVredestein
Bridgestone Corporation[3][4][5]Japan1931BridgestoneFirestoneFuzionUniroyal (Australia)
BRISA Bridgestone Sabanci Tire Manufacturing and Trading Inc[6]Turkey1974Bridgestone (Europe and Middle East), Lassa
CasuminaVietnam1976Casumina , Euromina
CEAT Limited[7]India1958CEAT
Cheng Shin Rubber Ind. Co., Ltd.[8]Taiwan1967Cheng ShinMaxxis
Continental Corporation[9][10]Germany1871Ameri*Steel (USA), BarumContinentalContiReContiTreadDunlop (Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei), EuzkadiGeneral TireGislaved,MaborMatadorSemperitSime TyresUniroyal (except NAFTA Region, Colombia, Peru), Viking
Coker Tire[11]USA1974Discontinued B.F. GoodrichFirestoneMichelin and U.S. Royal tires
Cooper Tires[12][13]USA1914AvonCooperDeanEldoradoMastercraftStarfire
Danang Rubber Company[14]Vietnam1993DRC
Federal CorporationTaiwan1954Federal, Hero
Gajah TunggalIndonesia1951GT Radial
GITIChina1993GT Radial, Runway, Primewell
GoodyearUSA1898Goodyear, Kelly SpringfieldDunlop, Republic, Douglas, Fulda, SP, Sava, Dębica
Hangzhou ZhongceChina1958
Hankook TireSouth Korea1941Hankook, Aurora, Kingstar
Haq Tyres & Rubber IndustriesPakistan2003Flying Hawk Tyres & Tubes
Hoosier Racing TireUSA1958Hoosier
Jk Tyre & IndustriesIndia1977Jk Tyre, Vikrant, Tornel
Kal TireCanada1953Many
Kenda Rubber Industrial CompanyTaiwan1962Kenda
Kumho TiresSouth Korea1960Kumho, Daehan Tire
Michelin GroupFrance1889Michelin, KleberUniroyal (North America), BFGoodrich, Kormoran, Porsche Riken
MRF TyresIndia1946MRF
Nankang Rubber TireTaiwan1959NankangSonar,TNG Star Performer
Nexen TireSouth Korea1941Nexen, Roadstone
Nokian Tyres GroupFinland1898Nokian (18.9% owned by Bridgestone)
Ohtsu Tire and Rubber CompanyJapan1944Falken
PetlasTurkey1976Petlas and Starmaxx
Pirelli GroupItaly1872Pirelli, Metzeler, Courier
Shandong Linglong TyreChinaLeo Tyre
Shanghai TyreChina
Sibur-Russkie ShinyRussiaOmskshinaYaroslavlVoltyreUral Tyres
Silverstone CorporationMalaysia1988Silverstone
Sumitomo Rubber GroupJapan1909Falken, Sumitomo, Dunlop (in Asia)
The Southern Rubber Industry Joint Stock Company[16]Vietnam1976Casumina
Triangle GroupChina1976
Trayal CorporationSerbia1889Arctica, RapidaTrayal
Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd.Japan1945Toyo, Nitto
TVS TyresIndia
Titan Tire CorporationUSA1890Titan, Goodyear Farm Tire
The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.Japan1917Yokohama, Mohawk, Advan