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H.E. PM Viktor Orbán inaugurates the Apollo Tyres plant in Gyöngyöshalász

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Ambassador Rahul Chhabra, Mr. Onkar S. Kanwar, Chairman of Apollo Tyres, and H.E. PM Viktor Orbán during the inauguration.



H.E. PM Viktor Orbán ceremoniously inaugurated the Apollo Tyres plant in Gyöngyöshalász, the largest Indian greenfield investment in Hungary to date, costing 475 mln EUR. During the inauguration ceremony Mr. Neeraj Kanwar, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, H.E. Mr. Viktor Orbán, Prime Minister, Mr. Onkar S. Kanwar, Chairman and Managing Director and Ambassador Rahul Chhabra gave speeches to the more than 1300 guests.

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Mr. Neeraj Kanwar Managing Direc, Vice Chairman welcoming guests.

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H.E. PM Viktor Orbán giving speech during the inauguration.

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Ambassador Rahul Chhabra speaking during the inauguration.

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Onkar S Kanwar, Chairman and Managing Director of Apollo Tyres giving speech.


After the speeches, a ceremonious cracking of the coconut was performed and the start button for the factory was pressed.

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H.E. Pime Minister  Viktor  Orbán ceremoniously cracking the nut.

 

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Mr. Onkar S. Kanwar Chairman cracking the coconut.

Ceremonious starting of the factory.

Symbolic starting of the factory by PM Viktor Orbán, Mr. Neeraj Kanwar and Mr. Onkar S. Kanwar.


The factory currently employs 500 and will be employing 1000 workers when in full production, producing appx 675,000 tyres per annum. Apollo Tyres has collaboration with 8 technical schools for students and the University of Miskolc for R&D.

A visit of the high-tech factory was made by H.E. Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Ambassador Rahul Chhabra as well as other high-ranking officials. The plant employs the latest technology and the best practices from around the world.

A visit of the high-tech factory was made by H.E. Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Ambassador Rahul Chhabra as well as other high-ranking officials. The plant employs the latest technology and the best practices from around the world.

Founded in 1972, its main headquarters of Apollo Tyres is in Gurgaon, Haryana, India, and with presence in South Africa, the Netherlands and Germany, it employs 16000 workers worldwide.

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