Gurugram (Haryana) based retreader Adarsh Tyres & Tread has announced that it has shifted its base to Bhiwadi (Rajasthan) in order to serve the transport sector in the region. Gurugram (previously known as Gurgaon) is located in the southwest of New Delhi and is known as a technological and financial hub for Northern India.
Relocation for Gurugam-based Elgi Dealer
In the past few years, it has become the norm for the North Indian States of Delhi and Haryana to ban the entry of commercial vehicles in order to curb vehicular pollution, with heavy commercial vehicles allowed to enter during the night only. All state transport buses entering Delhi and Gurugram have to carry valid pollution control certificates.
The ban on the movement of commercial vehicles has curbed the business activities of major fleet owners and retreaders in Delhi and Gurugram, forcing them to move away from these two locations to major automobile and industrial hubs elsewhere in North India spreads over Manesar, Dharuhera, Bawal in Haryana and Neemrana & Bhiwadi in Rajasthan.
“It was becoming difficult for us to service our customers. With fleet movements allowed inside Gurugram only during the night, it has meant that customers have had to leave casings with us for a couple of days. But at the new site in Bhiwadi, there are no restrictions on fleet movement. Customers now can visit us or call us for pick-up anytime of the day,” said Rajesh Ahuja, Managing Director, Adarsh Tyres & Tread.
Some of the major fleet operators and regular clients of Adarsh shifted their bases to new locations away from Gurugram in industrial hubs on the National highway that goes to Delhi to Jaipur, Capital of Rajasthan.
The new facility in Bhiwadi became operational in October 2021. “The Bhiwadi site is three times bigger in size and provides scope for future expansion also. Space constraint was a major issue at Gurugram plant, further expansion was not possible there,” said Ahuja.
Meanwhile, the Elgi franchisee has installed a new 6 tyre autoclave equipped with auto DPC (differential pressure curing) system. “We have started achieving production of 400+ tyres each month. Our plan is to touch 1,000 tyres monthly production with cumulative annual volumes of 12,000 tyres by the end of 2022,” he added. The Gurugram unit has hitherto been retreading about 7,500 tyres annually.
Adarsh has plans to further expand the production as the new plant provides enough space for future expansion. “If the production moves on expected lines, second autoclave is likely to be installed by next year,” explained Ahuja, explaining that the relocation has brought back all the company’s old customers as well as new ones. The new plant covers customers within a 70 km radius of the plant, which is almost double the size of the market covered earlier by the Gurugram unit. “We are now in the transport hub, we used to cater these markets from the earlier location also, but it was tough to serve due to the restrictions. However, we are now located in the middle of all the fleet owners, and this will definitely improve our volumes,” stated Ahuja.