Apollo Tyres board clears Chennai plant capacity expansion

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on July 02, 2014

To raise funds through issue of securities to the extent of $200 million

Apollo Tyres on Wednesday said that its Board of Directors has approved ₹2,050 crore capacity expansion of truck-bus radial capacity at the Chennai plant from the present 6,000 tyres per day to 8,900 tyres per day.

The Board noted the improved demand outlook and the fact that the current Chennai project is generating returns ahead of projections, the company said in a statement.

“The Board also approved a further conversion of the company’s Kalamassery plant, in the rubber producing southern Indian state of Kerala, from bias truck tyres to specialty/industrial tyres,” it said.

The company plans to raise funds to pursue these organic growth opportunities and for other corporate purposes.

The Board authorised the company to raise funds, subject to approval from shareholders, through issue of securities to the extent of $200 million, in one or more tranches.

It will be done either by way of rights issue/ preferential issue/ private placement (s)/ QIP/ public issue of equity shares at par or premium, convertible or non-convertible debentures with warrants and/or by way of issue of FCCBs and/or such other instruments and on such terms and conditions as may be decided by the Board.

The management has also taken an approval to increase the limit of investments by FIIs from 40 per cent to 45 per cent in the equity share capital of the company, it added.

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Published on July 02, 2014
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