Apollo Vredestein BV headquarters are located in Enschede, Netherlands.
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
- 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.
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