Amsterdam: a highly-skilled workforce, and SchipholAccording to the Dutch newspaper Het Financieele Dagblad, one of the main reasons behind the move was Amsterdam’s highly-skilled workforce, which will make it easier for Apollo Vredestein to fill high-level positions. The city’s proximity to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol also played a role. And Apollo Vredestein’s international growth makes Amsterdam an ideal location.
International tyre giantIn 2009, the Dutch company Vredestein became a subsidiary of the Indian tyre concern Apollo Tyres, which has annual revenues of about €3 billion. Apollo Vredestein produces about 600 different types of tyres in the Netherlands, mainly for automobiles but also for trucks and agricultural vehicles. Vredestein makes about 6 million tyres in the Netherlands every year.