Auto Tyres India

The origin of the Indian tyre industry dates back to 1926 when Dunlop Rubber Limited set up the first tyre company in West Bengal and soon after that the Tyre giants MRF followed and set the ball rolling for the tyre industry in india. The Indian tyre industry produces the complete range of tyrs required by the Indian transports except for aero tyres and some specialized tyres.

The Indian tyre industry produces tyres for trucks, buses, passenger cars, jeeps, light trucks, tractors, animal drawn vehicles, scooters, motorcycles, mopeds, bicycles, off-the-road vehicles and special defense vehicles. The tyre industry registered a 5-year Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 8.02% between 20003-08.

The growth rate categorically is in the Indian tyre industry for Trucks and Buses, Light Commercial vehicles, Motorcycles and passenger cars are:

Trucks and Buses: 13%

Light Commercial vehicles: 29%

Motorcycles: 27%

Passenger cars: 31

The Indian tyre industry is perhaps the only industry that has registered an average annual growth rate of 6.5%. India's automotive tyre sector is the largest consumer of all the natural rubber produced in India which is 53%. Today 7 Indian tyre companies feature in the list of the world's top 75 tyre manufacturers. According to the latest rankings based on 2003 sales, MRF is ranked at No. 15 followed by Apollo at No. 17 , J. K at No. 18 and Ceat at No. 24 respectively.

Some leading Tyre manufacturers in India

JK Tyres: JK Tyres a division of JK industries produces and sells tyres and tubes for trucks buses passenger cars jeeps light commercial vehicles multi utility vehicles and tractors in India. JK Tyres recorded a net profit of Rs 36 crore for the third quarter of 2009

Ceat Tyres: One of the best companies in tyre manufacturing in India since 1958 with a range of tyre trailblazing tyres, tubes and flaps. They manufacture tyres for two wheelers, SUVs, Farm Vehicles, Light Commercial Vehicles and trucks. They record an annual turnover of 2758 crores annually

MRF : The name that is almost synonymous with tyres was established in the year 1949 at Chennai began its operations as a toy manufacturing company and moved to to tyre manufacturing in 1961. MRF Registered a net profit of Rs 253.03 crore for the year ended September 30, 2009

The major reason behind such exceptional performance was that the prices of key raw materials especially that of especially that of natural rubber and petroleum derivatives came down and other factors could be better operating efficiencies and overall cost-reduction measures taken by major tyre manufacturing companies.

A list of the types of Tyres used in India

Performance tyres or summer tyres: Performance tyres are meant for people who prefer to drive harder than the average consumer.

All-round or all-season tyres: All-round tyres are the most commonly found tyres

Wet-weather tyres: Wet-weather tyres provide better grip during the rainy seasons.

Snow & mud or ice: These tyres are meant to work well in winter conditions

All-terrain tyres: All-terrain tyres are typically used on SUVs and light trucks

Mud tyres: Mud tyres are meant for dirty and mushy roads.

Below is a list of tyre manufacturers in India:

Apollo Tyres Ltd 23/24, Goyal Towers, Nr Jhanvi Resturant, Dr Radhakrishna Road, Ambavadi, Ahmedabad - 380015
Ph- +(91)-(79)-26307592,
J K Industries Ltd/J K Tyres No.19/1,CSI Compound, 3rd Crs, Mission Road, Bangalore - 560027
Ph- +(91)-(80)-22224659
Apollo Tyres Ltd No.8/90, Pampamahakavi Rd,At St, Basavanagudi, Bangalore - 560004
Ph- +(91)-(80)-41230061
MRF Ltd Registered Office No 124, Greams Road, Greames Road, Chennai - 600006
Ph- +(91)-(44)-28292777
Dunlop India Ltd 46, Ruia Centre, Syed Amir Ali Avenue, Circus Avenue, Kolkata -
Ph- +(91)-(33)-22894747
Goodyear India Ltd 60, Chowringhee Road, Kolkata - 700020
Ph- +(91)-(33)-22832215
Birla Tyres 5-9-13-4 F-410 Taramandal Complex, Saifabad, Hyderabad - 500004
Ph- +(91)-(40)-23237093,
S V Tyres 2-4-78/D, Ahuja Mansion, M G Road, Hyderabad - 500003
Ph- +(91)-(40)-27844151
Bombay Tyres Milan Subway Sahajanand Soc, Santacruz West, Mumbai - 400054
Ph- +(91)-(22)-26144491
J K Tyres Ltd 9, Kasturi Bldg, Jamshedji Tata Road, Churchgate, Mumbai - 400020
Ph- +(91)-(22)-22021363,
Ceat Ltd 1207,Modicrop Tower,98, Nehru Place, Delhi - 110019
Ph- +(91)-(11)-41618491

Last Updated on 1/9/2012