In 1961, a factory that manufactured industrial rubber products branded “HARTEX” was set up in the SSI Unit at Howrah (West Bengal) in the name of Kemrub Private Limited. By 1969, the facility was restructured to focus on bicycle tubes, given the vast scope in the Indian marketplace.
Having grown over time, another industrial unit in the name of Hartex Rubber Pvt. Ltd. (HRPL) was set up in 1987, near Hyderabad in Telangana (Andhra Pradesh at the time), with a production capacity of 2.4 million Bicycle Tyres and 0.6 million Moulded Bicycle Tubes per year. This unit commenced commercial production in record time and its product carrying the “HARTEX” brand name was established in the market as synonymous with superior quality and reliability.
In the early 1990s a Jointed Bicycle Tube facility was set up in Nagpur, Maharashtra to replace the Howrah facility and all facilities have been upgraded over time to establish a combined capacity of:
- 15 Million Bicycle Tyres
- 18 Million Bicycle Moulded Tubes
- 18 Million Bicycle Jointed Tubes
Together, Hartex Rubber Pvt. Ltd. product mix generates an estimated turnover of over US $40 million per annum
In an effort to increase capacity and develop the ability to cater to the global market needs as one of the lowest-cost manufacturers of bicycle tires & inner tubes, the organisation is setting up a new facility in Ludhiana, Punjab that will annually produce:
- 12 million tires (export target: 50% to Europe/North America/Other developed markets)
- 6 million jointed tubes (NR)
- 9 million moulded tubes (NR/Butyl)
The above facility is being set up over approximately 15 acres of land with an initial planned constructed area of ~ 40,000 sq. meters excluding ~ 2,500 sq. meters of worker quarters
- The land parcel is of 26.04 acres and provides enough free space to diversify the product mix and scale production with agility
|The first unit that manufactures Jointed Tubes is set up in Calcutta. Kemrub Pvt. Ltd. is born||Hartex Rubber Pvt. Ltd. is set up in Hyderabad. The organization now make Tyres and Moulded Tubes||Medak Rubber Pvt. Ltd. an unit of Hartex Rubber Pvt. Ltd. is incorporated which commences production of high quality Moulded Tubes in Hyderabad.||Hartex Rubber Pvt. Ltd. received ISO 9001 Certification||Hartex Rubber Pvt. Ltd. receives ISO 9001:2000||Hartex Tubes Pvt. Ltd. receives ISO 9001:2000||Hartex Rubber Pvt. Ltd. receives ISO 9001:2008||Hartex Rubber Pvt. Ltd. a new additional plant at Ludhiana, India with the state of the art technology is estimated to start the production of high end tyres & tubes by Jun 2018|