As of June 1st, Amit Tolani has been named Chief Executive (CEO) of CEAT Specialty.
Mr Tolani has been with CEAT since 2004 and served in roles across sales, marketing and supply chain functions. Prior to this, he was the Chief Marketing Officer of CEAT.
CEAT Specialty has its EU office in Amsterdam, which has been servicing the farm and OTR tyre requirements of European customers since 2017.
“This is an exciting time for CEAT Specialty as we increase our distribution footprint and provide products that meet the needs of farming operations of all sizes,” Mr Tolani said.
Mr Tolani noted that the movement towards higher HP tractors and sprayers with larger capacities has led to the need for increased loadability from tyres.
With this, CEAT has expanded its VF range of radial tyres in the tractor and sprayer space. “CEAT is delivering VF technology at an affordable price to all our European customers,” he said.
Mr Tolani added, “We are on track to complete the first phase of capacity expansion of our Ag radial plant in Ambernath. Further, we have committed capital expenditure to increase the capacity to 3 times of current in the next 18 months. This will further reduce our lead times. We have a great team in place headed by CEAT Specialty B V president Ganesh Iyer, and I look forward to visiting our European dealers and customers.”
CEAT Speciality History
CEAT was established in 1924 in Turin, Italy. Today, it is one of India’s leading tyre manufacturers, and CEAT tyres are sold in more than 115 countries worldwide.
The brand came to India in 1958, and later became part of the RPG Group. RPG is among the top business houses in India, with an annual group turnover of $3.3 billion.
In the specialty segment, CEAT manufactures farm, mining and earthmover, industrial, and construction equipment tires, as well as special application off road tires.
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