Apollo Tyres Unveils Groundbreaking Sustainable Warehouse in the Netherlands

Apollo Tyres is taking significant strides in sustainability with the announcement that it will be partially rebuilding its primary tyre warehouse in Enschede, the Netherlands, to improve operational efficiency and reduce environmental impact. Scheduled to reopen in February 2025, the 25,000 square meter warehouse will be redeveloped on its existing site by Heylen Warehouses, a prominent logistics and semi-industrial real estate company.

The existing facility, in continuous use since 1947, is instrumental in handling goods for Apollo Tyres’ two main product brands: Apollo Tyres (for trucks, buses, and off-highway vehicles) and Vredestein (for passenger cars). Annually, the site manages the storage and distribution of over five million tyres.

A crucial component of this redevelopment involves demolishing 25,000 square meters of the current warehouse, known locally as the 'VDC' warehouse, on 1 December 2023. This demolition will pave the way for the construction of a state-of-the-art facility featuring solar panels on the roof. These panels will harness renewable energy, significantly reducing Apollo Tyres' reliance on power from the grid.

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Published on
October 31, 2023

This latest investment is a testament to Apollo Tyres' long-term commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. It's worth noting that, in addition to the Enschede warehouse, all of Apollo Tyres’ European facilities are set to be upgraded to enhance their sustainability credentials by 2025.

The new Enschede warehouse, conveniently located next to de Hoeveler, will boast a modern design and is expected to be a benchmark in sustainable infrastructure within the tyre industry. Moreover, as part of the reconstruction, Apollo Tyres has secured a new long-term lease agreement with Heylen Warehouses.

Benoit Rivallant, President and CEO of Apollo Tyres Europe, expressed his enthusiasm for the project, stating, "The new-look warehouse will mark an important milestone for the company as we implement a global strategy to become a more sustainable manufacturer. Over the last few years, we have made significant investments in the region, including increasing biodiversity, improving local water management, and supporting the community. This represents the next important stage in our long-term commitment to Enschede."

By revamping its primary tyre warehouse in Enschede, Apollo Tyres is not just setting a new standard for sustainability within its operations but is also demonstrating its unwavering commitment to contributing positively to the environment and the communities it serves. This groundbreaking project is expected to serve as an inspiration for others in the tyre industry and beyond to prioritize eco-friendly practices in their operations.

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