Amazon Web Services (AWS), on Tuesday, announced that Apollo Tyres, India’s leading tyre manufacturer, is going all-in on AWS to digitally transform. AWS’s Internet of Things (IoT), data and analytics, and machine learning will help the tyre manufacturer transform into an agile, data-driven enterprise. Apollo Tyres will be able to expand operational intelligence capabilities and more accurately manage machine utilization by using data from the factory floor and real-time information from production machines.
It is expected that by moving all of its IT infrastructures to AWS, Apollo Tyres can use AWS’s broad portfolio of services to innovate new customer experiences. The firm will be able to drive productivity, compliance, and process efficiency gains globally, across seven factories.
“Apollo Tyres is using the cloud to digitally transform, improve the tyre manufacturing process, and deliver better value to customers. Amazon Internet Services Private Limited (AISPL). “By moving its entire infrastructure to AWS, Apollo Tyres creates an environment of rapid and continuous innovation to provide safer and better quality tyres, and enhanced customer service experiences.”Vaishali Kasture, Head of Enterprise, Mid-Market, and Global Businesses, AWS India and South Asia
As per the official release, ‘With AWS, Apollo Tyres is connecting all of its factories to the cloud this year in India and Europe. By 2022, Apollo Tyres plans to migrate all mission-critical enterprise applications, including its SAP applications, to AWS to enhance customer experience, improve process efficiency, and enable process automation.’
“By digitally transforming with AWS, we can unlock productivity and efficiency gains in our factories globally, innovate new products and services faster, and enhance customer experience. We are using AWS capabilities, like IoT and machine learning services, to connect our factories and make them smarter. This fosters collaboration between our IT and business teams to make the production process more efficient, while delivering higher quality products at lower cost.”Hizmy Hassen, Chief Digital Officer, Apollo Tyres
The company aimed to deliver tyres and services efficiently at competitive prices, needed to upgrade its infrastructure to develop new ways of engaging with fleet operators, tyre dealers, and consumers. Its first step, to upgrade its infrastructure to develop new ways of engaging with fleet operators, tyre dealers, and consumers was to create a data lake on AWS.
AWS centrally stores Apollo Tyres’ structured and unstructured data at scale. This data lake provides the foundation for an integrated data platform, which enables Apollo Tyres’ engineers around the world to collaborate in developing cloud-native applications and improve enterprise-wide decision making.
Currently, the integrated data platform enables Apollo Tyres to innovate new products and services, including energy-efficient tyres and remote warranty fulfillment. Apollo Tyres is building new digital products using microservices that support any application architecture, regardless of scale, load, or complexity, by using Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS).
For example, the tyre manufacturer is building a suite of applications to help commercial vehicle fleet operators track the status of their vehicles’ tyres, prompting them to replace a tyre before it fails, to ensure road safety and minimize vehicle downtime.