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The Dutch company, which is part of the Indian Apollo Tyres Ltd. is a traditional manufacturer of high quality summer and winter tyres. Vredestein tyres have earned a reputation in Europe and North America for reliable tyres with high quality handling characteristics.

About the company

Apollo Vredestein is a company owned by Apollo Tyres, which is a multinational company that owns manufacturing plants in India, South Africa and the Netherlands. Apollo Tyres is a young, highly ambitious and forward-looking company that has expanded its reach into Europe with the purchase of Vredestein. With the purchase of Vredestein, it has bought a traditional European brand that is now growing again thanks to the newly invested funds. The quality of Vredestein tyres is also demonstrated by the fact that a large number of them are designed by the world-famous Italian design studio Giugiaro. Today, Vredestein's plants employ over 2,000 people.

History

On 6 November 1908, Emil Schiff became the owner of the rubber company Nederlandse Guttapercha Maatschappij, which had its plants in the city of Delft. A year later Emil Schiff moved the company to Loosduinen and renamed it Rubberfabriek Vredestein. The company was originally involved in the manufacture of rubber products, such as heels, floor coverings and rubber shoes. In 1934, there was a major fire at the Loosduinen factory and, in the immediate restructuring that followed, a bicycle tyre factory was established in Doetinchem. In 1946, in cooperation with the American company B.F. Goodrich, a new NV Nederlandsch-Amerikaansche Autobanden-fabriek Vredestein factory was established in Enschede. The company's growth accelerated in 1962 after the merger with N. V. Rubberfabrieken Hevea. In the 1970s, the company had to deal with the oil crisis, which was followed by the division of the company's shares between Goodrich and the Netherlands. Both Goodrich and the Netherlands owned 49% of the shares, with the remaining 2% owned by the Vredestein Foundation. At this time, the company was forced to focus mainly on passenger car tyres and industrial machinery. At the beginning of the 1990s, a very necessary restructuring of the company took place. The Dutch government found three investors for the company and a new long-term plan was drawn up for product development and production, financial strategy and sales distribution. Part of the restructuring included a collaboration with the famous Italian designer Giorgetto Giugiaro. These administrative interventions proved to be very successful and Vredestein achieved significant growth and re-entered the elite group of tyre manufacturers. In 2009, Vredestein was acquired by Apollo Tyres of India and the companies served began operating under the name Apollo Vredestein BV. Most of the production lines are still located in Enschede and the company is growing rapidly thanks to investments and increasing its employee numbers in the Netherlands.

Operations

Recently, Apollo Vredestein has been trying to involve Dutch universities as much as possible in its research activities. With the help of its own technical innovations and the collaboration with Giorgetto Giugiaro, Vredestein is trying to break into the rubber elite.

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Vredestein tyres recommended in tests

Tyres which were evaluated in tests from mostly European autoclubs.
#NameOur ratingLast testAchievementsSmallest dimensionLargest dimensionPrice from
1 Vredestein Quatrac
89.5%
83.7%
84.8%
93.1%
Wet circle cornering Dry braking Comfort Wet braking Wet handling …+1 165/60 R15235/60 R16
2 Vredestein Wintrac Pro
87.2%
80.3%
83.4%
74.3%
Dry braking Wet circle cornering Wet handling Wet braking Aquaplaning - longitudal …+1 205/45 R17325/35 R22
3 Vredestein Ultrac Vorti
80.1%
85.9%
75.5%
Wet braking Aquaplaning - cross Dry handling Dry lane changing Mileage …+1 225/45 R17355/25 R24
4 Vredestein Wintrac
88.2%
75.8%
84.7%
85.9%
Dry braking Snow braking Wet circle cornering Wet handling Dry handling …+1 165/60 R15225/55 R16
5 Vredestein Ultrac Satin
77.4%
80.2%
87.7%
Exterior noise Aquaplaning - cross Aquaplaning - longitudal Dry driving behavior Dry handling …+1 205/45 R16235/45 R20
6 Vredestein Ultrac Vorti+
85.6%
75.5%
Wet handling Comfort 225/40 R18335/25 R22
7 Vredestein Ultrac Vorti R
85.3%
Dry handling Wet circle cornering 235/35 R19305/25 R21
8 Vredestein Quatrac 5
81.2%
76.2%
91.1%
80.2%
Dry handling Comfort Wet braking Wet circle cornering Wet handling …+1 145/80 R13265/45 R20
9 Vredestein Ultrac
90.4%
92.5%
78%
Dry braking Aquaplaning - cross Aquaplaning - longitudal Dry handling Dry lane changing …+1 175/50 R15295/40 R21
10 Vredestein Sportrac 5
81.9%
86.8%
79.6%
Dry driving behavior Wet circle cornering 165/60 R14235/65 R17
11 Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme S
215/65 R15295/30 R22
12 Vredestein Quatrac Pro
85.2%
61.8%
76.9%
86.8%
Wet braking Dry handling Exterior noise Wet circle cornering Wet handling …+1 205/40 R17285/40 R22
13 Vredestein Snowtrac 5 ! Newer model available: Vredestein Wintrac
72%
83.9%
86.4%
67.7%
Ice braking Snow braking Snow traction Dry braking Dry steering response …+1 155/70 R13205/60 R16
14 Vredestein T-Trac 2
73%
145/70 R13275/45 R20
15 Vredestein Quatrac 5 SUV
225/70 R16255/45 R20
16 Vredestein Comtrac 2 All Season
81.6%
87.7%
75.8%
205/70 R15205/70 R15
17 Vredestein Comtrac 2 Winter
86.5%
42.8%
78.7%
Aquaplaning - cross Wet circle cornering Aquaplaning - longitudal Dry handling - objective Dry steering response …+1 195/70 R15235/65 R16
18 Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta
245/45 R17245/45 R17

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Tyres which were not featured in any test - new models, older models and non-mainstream models.
#NameSmallest dimensionLargest dimensionPrice from
1 Vredestein SPORTRAC 5 VW
195/65 R15195/65 R15
2 Vredestein WINTRAC - VW
195/65 R15195/65 R15
3 Vredestein Quatrac 3 SUV XL AWT
255/60 R18255/60 R18
4 Vredestein Ultrac Satin SUV
235/55 R18235/55 R18
5 Vredestein Comtrac
215/60 R16215/60 R16
6 Vredestein Sportrac 5 - Audi XL
185/65 R15195/55 R16
7 Vredestein T-Trac 2 XL
165/70 R13165/70 R13
8 Vredestein QUATRAC XL
185/60 R15225/60 R16
9 Vredestein Wintrac Pro XL
195/55 R20265/35 R22
10 Vredestein ULTRAC VORTI+ XL
315/35 R20295/30 R22
11 Vredestein Ultrac Satin XL
225/35 R18235/45 R18
12 Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme XL
215/45 R17215/45 R17
13 Vredestein ULTRAC SATIN MO
225/45 R18225/45 R18
14 Vredestein ULTRAC XL
185/60 R15255/55 R18
15 Vredestein SPRINT+ XL
205/50 R17255/40 R17
16 Vredestein Quatrac 5 XL
165/60 R14205/45 R17
17 Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme S XL FSL
205/55 R16205/55 R16
18 Vredestein Comtrac 2
195/70 R15235/60 R17
19 Vredestein COMTRAC 2 ALL SEASON+
195/70 R15235/60 R17
20 Vredestein COMTRAC 2 WINTER+
175/70 R14225/55 R17
21 Vredestein SPORTRAC 5 XL VW
195/55 R16195/55 R16
22 Vredestein Sprint Classic
185/70 R13185/80 R16
23 Vredestein Snowtrac 3
175/65 R13175/65 R13
24 Vredestein Transport Classic
17/0 R4017/0 R40
25 Vredestein ULTRAC VORTI R+ XL
235/30 R0265/35 R0

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