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Vredestein information

Apollo Vredestein BV headquarters are located in Enschede, Netherlands.


Important dates:

1946:  foundation of Vredestein, as it known today, although the Company started manufacturing rubber products as of 1908.

1940’s: right at the end of WW2, Dutch Vredestein and American BF Goodrich entered into a joint business.

1970’s: BF Goodrich withdrew from the European market in 1977, the Dutch government bought  51% of Vredstein’s shares and solidified the company’s future.

1990’s:  a group of investors under the name of The Vredestein Investment Consortium (VICO) became authorized to buy out the Government’s shares.

2007:  Vredstein opened their first factory in Hungary and with it, entered the European market.

May 2009: European tyre manufacturer Vredestein Banden BV was acquired by India-based Apollo Tyres Ltd.


The company’s 2008 annual sales amounted to 300 million. International sales accounted for 80% of this figure.

The Vredestein tyre brand has offices in 13 European countries and the US. Its tyre sales amount to 7 million units per year.

In addition to tyres for cars, 4X4s, and vans, Vredestein manufactures bicycles and agriculture tyres.

Competition / sports sponsorship

Bicycle racing:

  • Vredstein provided tyres for some of the 2009 Tour de France riders. Among them was Russian Sergey Ivanov, who won the Colmar-Besançon stage on Vredestein tyres.