By TT News| Apr 07, 2021

Apollo Introduces the Abhimanyu After 2.5 Million Km of Testing

In its efforts to gain market share in the commercial vehicle (CV) segment, Apollo tyres has introduced its latest offering with cross-ply technology called the Apollo Abhimanyu.

The Abhimanyu tyre will help the company capitalise on the recent rise in demand for cross-ply tyres in the country. The tyre has been launched after incorporating customer feedback and testing the product for 2.5 million kilometres, both at the company’s indoor testing facilities and in real-time conditions across all applications.

A significant leap in cross-ply technology, the Apollo Abhimanyu promises to deliver 15% better Initial Tread Mileage (ITM) to ensure the customers’ maximum profitability. In contrast, the heat ageing resistant casing with HEART platform provides best in class durability, retreadability and casing value.

The optimised tread compound with higher wear resistance, better distribution rubber and innovative cavity design offers uniform pressure distribution across the tyre providing maximum life. The stronger sidewall and the new generation off-shoulder design improves heat dissipation and reduces stress marks, keeping the tyre ten percent cooler than usual.

Designed and developed at Apollo Tyres Global R&D Centre Asia, in Chennai, this tyre is currently being produced at the company’s manufacturing unit in Perambra, Kerala.

Commenting on the launch, Satish Sharma, President, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa (APMEA), said, “The steer position is the most critical on any commercial vehicle, and the tyre used on its steer axle position demands highest design precision and manufacturing controls. To continue our leadership position in the CV segment and create a benchmark in the cross-ply category, even when the radialisation is happening at a fast pace, it is important for us to have such differentiating products.” (TT)

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