Our leadership team focuses on annual and future product development and innovation reviews through
This helps us to develop state-of-the-art products and services for various applications of the automotive industry. Every development initiative at R&D originates from customer requirements that are aligned with the company’s vision and strategy.
At R&D, innovation is at the core of product development philosophy. To meet future mobility requirements in a rapidly changing automotive industry, we have focused on innovation and sustainability which has helped us to come out with radical concepts in manufacturing, such as tyres enabled with digital technology, extended mobility, tyres with longer life, fuel-efficient and environmental friendly tyres.
To continuously innovate, we have enhanced our competencies through Open Innovation, collaboration with global universities, upgrading our infrastructure, adaption of digital tools and developing new capabilities. Filing of 100+ patents cumulatively in the last few years indicates innovation as a high focus area for R&D. To meet our company’s vision of “Making Mobility Safer & Smarter”, R&D plays a vital role by focusing on developing products with improved fuel efficiency and safety without compromising on tyre life and comfort.
Making Mobility Safer, Smarter & Sustainable
Development of core technologies in the areas of rubber
compounding, construction & manufacturing to reduce rolling resistance, improve fuel efficiency & lesser greenhouse emissions
Develop tyres for all markets and weather conditions for OEM
& replacement markets with an enhanced dry and wet grip ensuring safety of the vehicle
A new range of puncture safe bike tyres is developed with a
patented sealant, which seals the puncture, further improving the safety of the rider
Longer lasting tires reduce the end life of tyres reaching scrap yards.
This reduces greenhouse emissions & the total cost of ownership for fleet owners.
Product Development group aims to create global
products that meet the customer needs and enriches the customer experience
R&D material development laboratory has unique
equipment which exceeds customer expectations by delivering smarter & safer technologies for tyres
Adaption of simulation tools to reduce physical
prototyping & testing. Digital tools, data analytics provides more sustainable solutions
Inhouse State of art “Tyre performance testing capabilities”
located at R&D, Halol
Redefining tyre manufacturing process to build sustainable and innovative processes and products by introducing cutting edge technologies to achieve and strengthen our vision of “Making Mobility Safer and Smarter” every day
Establishing a Green approach in tyre manufacturing by
inventing processes to achieve net-zero emissions in future
Inventing and integrating cutting edge processes techniques
into the production system to enhance capabilities
Introduction of radical to build modular manufacturing process,
which is flexible and can produce small batches with minimum environmental impact
Our advanced tyre performance testing capabilities allow rigorous testing of all our products. Armed with cutting edge testing equipment like Flat Trac©, anechoic chamber, high speed uniformity, among others, we also employ highly skilled OEM Correlated test engineers for on-road performance evaluation.
The key milestones in our R&D journey towards meeting our purpose of safer mobility across the globe.
R&D facility at Bhandup, Mumbai
Corporate R&D facility at Halol, Gujrat
European Technical Center, Frankfurt Germany
Advanced Tyre Testing Center at Halol, Gujrat
European Test Center at Papenburg, Germany