Working in partnership with the Telangana Government, Apollo Tyres has announced the launch of a Digital Innovation Centre (DIC) in Hyderabad, India. The tire maker’s latest facility will be used to implement Industry 4.0 throughout Apollo’s operations.
The Digital Innovation Centre will use a range of advanced technologies including the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence, cloud computing, machine learning, robotic process automation and blockchain to produce and advance new business models while improving customer service. Furthermore, the facility will be used by Apollo to deliver efficiency and agility gains within the supply chain, in addition to enhancing manufacturing efficiencies and helping to achieve sustainability targets.
A memorandum of understanding was signed by all the relevant parties after a meeting at the current World Economic Forum at Davos. The planned Hyderabad DIC will be Apollo’s second, the first being located in London.
“Digitalization is one of the key pillars for achieving our FY26 vision; setting up of this Digital Innovation Centre, along with the one in London, is part of our digital strategy,” said Neeraj Kanwar, vice chairman and managing director, Apollo Tyres. “I would like to express my gratitude to the Telangana government who helped us in setting up this centre. I am looking forward to the DIC helping us solve complex business issues and process transformation, resulting in significant financial benefits to the organization.”
“Telangana has been a strong proponent of emerging technologies and has implemented several initiatives such as the Blockchain Hub and T-AIM which has put us on the map,” added Shri Jayesh Ranjan, IAS, principal secretary for IT and industries and commerce, Government of Telangana. “The collaboration with T-Hub can lead to great synergies for the Digital Innovation Centre, and I am excited to see the fruits of this partnership.”