Choosing the right tyre for a vehicle in India

Choosing the right tyre for a vehicle in India

Jan 12, 2015

Tyres can have an enormous impact on a vehicle’s performance, safety and energy efficiency. With thousands of different types and makes of tyres to choose from, finding and choosing the right tyre can be a daunting task. However, there are several important factors that all drivers should consider when buying a set of tyres.     Choosing a tyre Every...

Michelin’s Potential Strategies in India for 2015

Michelin’s Potential Strategies in India for 2015

Jan 8, 2015

Michelin is known the world over for two things: its hotel and restaurant guides and its tyres. In recent times and in a climate of ever-growing anxiety about the impact of cars upon the environment (approximately 20 per cent of a car’s fuel is used to turn the wheels), it’s no secret that the company has invested a great deal of time, money and energy into...

CEAT invest to up two-wheeler tyre production

CEAT invest to up two-wheeler tyre production

Dec 26, 2014

RPG Group firm CEAT  has decided to invest in a 2-wheeler tyre plant in Butibori. This article discusses various aspects, such as funding, investment and plant expansion.   The maiden two-wheeler tyre facility of tyre manufacturing company CEAT was inaugurated by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. The foundation stone was laid for the first...

Rubber growers petition the Indian government

Rubber growers petition the Indian government

Dec 24, 2014

The Indian Rubber Growers Association (IRGA) has asked the Centre to save the sector from going under. Rubber farmers have threatened to not buy local tyres unless these tyre makers purchase domestic rubber ‘at the landed cost of imported rubber.’   Rubber farmers in India have decided to deal with the sector crisis by ‘threatening to boycott’ domestic...

MRF to expand global presence and up domestic production

MRF to expand global presence and up domestic production

Dec 23, 2014

Chennai-based MRF Tyres is investing around $656 million to ramp up production in its eight facilities across India within the next three years. The market leader is also looking to expand its global footprint by signing on as the sponsor of the Cricket World Cup 2015.   Billion-dollar India-based tyre major, Madras Rubber Factory (MRF) Limited, has a...

Impact of Chinese imports on Indian Tyre Industry

Impact of Chinese imports on Indian Tyre Industry

Dec 22, 2014

Due to the expected enforcement of anti-dumping policies in countries like the US, imports from China to India have increased by 10-15%. What impact does this increase have on the Indian tyre market? This article discusses some of these issues.   Alarm bells have been ringing in the domestic tyre market. Estimates suggest that in this financial year,...