08 September 2022
To meet the high increasing demand for OTR tyres in Middle East Africa, we have chosen Kolkata City, in the eastern part of India for our Pan India Office to start with. This implies that we needed to grow our team with a new Country Manager. We are proud to introduce Mr. Akash Gupta.
Mr. Akash Gupta is a highly successful specialist within the Indian market, with over ten years of experience in the tyre industry. He is particularly specialized in the mining and OTR segments and in the past has been associated with various leading tyre brands in India, as well as in Ghana and the African market.
The reason for opening a new office and appointing Mr. Akash Gupta because of the growing demand for Magna products in India and continuous enquires has spurred the company to initiate their first office in the country for enhanced focus and reach.
Michael de Ruijter says: “Our decision to operate from Kolkata was mainly due to the region’s proximity to seaport and mining belt in the industry. In course, Magna Tyres plans to open offices in all the major cities in South, West and Northern India.”
He concludes: “Magna Tyres has no doubt that Akash in the most apt person to lead our business forward in the country, and the future looks bright as India represents a highly attractive OTR market with an estimated USD 2.7 billion turnover in 2023 and a recorded 5.5 cent growth in the construction and mining sectors.’
With the opening of this first office in India, Magna Tyres Group is better equipped to support their customers and deliver quality products and services to the region. For more information about the Indian office, or opportunities in India, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org