Ralson Ramping Up Tyre Export
LUDHIANA, India – India’s biggest bicycle tyre producer Ralson (India) Limited is ramping up its production capacity at its second plant in Doraha, Ludhiana. Currently, this facility manufactures 10,000 bicycle tyres besides 8,000 motorcycle per day.
“We are expanding the production capacity at the Doraha plant to 50,000 tyres per day,” said Sanjeev Pahwa, Managing Director, Ralson (India) Limited at the Indian bicycle show CFOSE 2018. Ralson’s mother plant in Ludhiana produces about 3 million tyres and 3.2 million tubes per day.
Multi-million euro investment
On the investment in the capacity expansion, Pahwa said, “We are investing about INR 600 million (7.4m euro) in next six months.” The production expansion is solely to meet the company’s growing export requirement. “Demand in the export markets is surging and we are up till now unable to meet this demand. So, extra capacity would further strengthen our brand outreach in the overseas markets,” he said.
India’s largest exporter
Established in 1970, Ralson is currently the market leader in India as well as the country’s largest exporter of bicycle tyres and tubes. The company is also one of the biggest manufacturers of bicycle tyres in the world. Ralson’s Research & Development Centre is the only one in India’s bicycle tyre industry accredited by the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India.