Apollo announces recruitment drive in Hungary

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Apollo Tyres is undertaking a recruitment drive for its soon to be built greenfield facility in Gyöngyöshalász, Hungary. In the first phase, 100 technicians and graduate engineers will be appointed. This will be followed by a second recruitment drive later in 2015 in which 150 additional people will be selected. Although production will not begin until 2017, the first group of employees will be contracted in July 2015. Besides technicians and engineers, the company is also seeking applications for various functional areas including administration and logistics.

Kannan Prabhakar (pictured), MD, Apollo Tyres Hungary, said, “An exciting task is awaiting us in the next two years as Apollo Tyres looks to work with talented people in Hungary. We have started the recruitment of technicians in several educational institutes in Heves County, with whom we will sign a scholarship agreement in March 2015. These students will receive support from Apollo in their last semester. Also, we are expecting applications for almost all functional areas including maintenance, finance and logistics.”

The first hundred employees will play a key role in this greenfield facility. They will participate in a two-month theoretical training program followed by a three-month trip to India, where they will be practically trained. The Hungarian facility, once completed, will be Apollo Tyres’ most modern plant. It will have the capacity to produce 5.5 million passenger car and light truck tires, and 675,000 heavy commercial vehicle and bus tires per annum, mostly for the European market.

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