Special Correspondent

KOLKATA: Monotona Tyres has become a subsidiary of Falcon Tyres, a leader in two-wheeler tyres. Monotona supplies tyres to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) like Bajaj Auto and also exports substantial number of tyres to Dubai, Egypt, Guatemala, Nigeria, Sudan and other countries The company has production capacity of 3 lakh tyres and 5 lakh tubes a month for two-three wheeler vehicles and light commercial vehicles (LCVs) at its plant in Wada, about 85 km from Mumbai.

Monotona Tyres was acquired by the Kolkata-based Ruia Group in August 2006 and subsequently the production system had been streamlined to cater to the fast-growing segment of two-wheeler tyres. At present the capacity of the plant is being augmented by 5 lakh tyres and 5 lakh tubes a month along with a co-generation plant of 10 MW.

It may be noted that Falcon Tyres with a technical tie-up with Sumitomo Corporation of Japan, markets its products under the Dunlop brand and henceforth in the replacement market Monotona products also will be marketed as Dunlop.