Continental Expands Manufacturing Capacity At Modipuram Plant
Published On 09-Dec-2020
Modipuram plant is equipped with fully automatic fast-lane tyre building machines, chemical dosing systems, tyre dimension studies, and tyre simulation studies for development.
Continental Tyres has announced that it plans to expand its truck tyres production capacity at the Modipuram plant in Uttar Pradesh.
The capacity expansion initiative will be completed in the next 18 months, further increasing the product range for 20” and 22.5” along with the existing other range of Truck and Bus Radial (TBR) tyres produced at the plant, said the tyre maker in a release.
This expansion will enable increased export volumes to the APAC region, favorably impacting Continental’s production cost and profitability.
Claude d’Gama Rose, Head of Tires Business, Continental India, said, “Our tire business in India is expanding, and we are committed to manufacturing world-class products for our consumers. We are moving ahead with “in the market, for the market” approach and our plant is manufacturing products suitable to the Indian road conditions. Our offerings, both in commercial and passenger, has expanded in terms of product, size, and pattern. We have scaled up our production capabilities to serve domestic and export demand, coming from ASEAN, APAC, and select regions in South America.”
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Modipuram plant is equipped with fully automatic fast-lane tyre building machines, chemical dosing systems, tyre dimension studies, and tyre simulation studies for development. Continental Tyres said that the plant would become a zero liquid discharge company by 2021 and carbon neutral by 2030.
Kuldeep Singh, vice president – manufacturing, Modipuram, Continental India Private Limited, said, “Since we entered the Indian market in 2011, we have grown substantially after the acquisition of Modi Rubber Limited, introducing a variety of products for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. We introduced the radial range of tyres to the Indian market. We are the first and only MNC in India to produce the TBX (Truck Bus/Bias X-ply), TBR and PLT range of tyres at one location. Our PLT and TBR facilities have undergone phased expansion in the past. The latest capacity increase for truck tyres will be the fourth such expansion in the past six years.”