Cars in India | Autoportal.com

Grab Exciting Deals on New Cars! Hurry, Limited Period Offer!

Continental launches radial truck tyres in India

Continental launches radial truck tyres in India

Snapshot: Continental starts production and distribution of radial truck tires in India

- Comments    |    Write Comment

The Hannover based tyre maker Continental tyres is set to grab trucks and buses radial tyre market in India with the starting of local production. With the initial annual production capacity of 2,20,000 truck tyres, the company is also looking to expand its product offering in the passenger vehicle radial tyre segment apart from entering into the construction equipment tyre category. 

The German firm acquired Modi tyres in 2011 and currently owns a dealer network of more than 1,400 outlets and sales & customer service teams in more than 70 cities across the country. 

“Introducing Continental radial truck tires into the Indian market is a momentous occasion for us. India is the second largest market for truck tires in the Asia-Pacific region (APAC) and we strongly believe that our premium technology products, manufactured locally and distributed through our Indian market organization, will make Continental a preferred partner in the tire replacement and original equipment business,” states Dr. Andreas Esser, Head of the Commercial Vehicle Tires business at Continental.

The company's Modipuram facility at Meerut in Uttar Pradesh has a production capacity of 1.1 million bias tyres for trucks and buses annually. It has now added another capacity to manufacture 2.2 lakh trucks and buses radial tyres annually at the plant. 

The Indian truck tyre replacement market has a volume of approximately 14 million units per year, out of which almost 4 million units are radial tires, whereas the other 10 million are bias tires. Over the last five years, the market has not only grown by approximately 24 percent, but has also seen a strong shift towards radial tires. It is expected that radialization will gain further momentum in the next years.

Related car news

  • Mercedes Benz join hands with Continental Tyres to make Mercedes Benz Approved Cars 09-02-2017 Anurag Busi Mercedes Benz join hands with Continental Tyres to make Merc...
  • Porsche approves Continental tyres for Macan SUV 17-04-2014 Udit Vishal Porsche approves Continental tyres for Macan SUV
  • Yokohama Tyres inaugurates its maiden plant in India 24-02-2014 Akshit Juneja Yokohama Tyres inaugurates its maiden plant in India
  • Current Offers on Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Tata and Datsun Cars – April 2018 20-04-2018 Davender Soni Current Offers on Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Tata and Datsun Ca...
  • Hyundai India Achieves Growth in Brand Power in FY 2017 20-04-2018 Mayank Gupta Hyundai India Achieves Growth in Brand Power in FY 2017
  • Farhan Akhtar Buys a Jeep Grand Cherokee 20-04-2018 Mainak Farhan Akhtar Buys a Jeep Grand Cherokee
Helpline