The Vredestein brand is over 100 years old and has achieved premium brand status in the automotive industry. A significant part of their car tyres are designed by the Italian design house Giugiaro. In 2009, Vredestein was acquired by India's Apollo Tyres Ltd, and the company name was changed to Apollo Vredestein BV. The bulk of production still takes place in Enschede, and major investments in recent years continue to expand the production capacity in the Netherlands. Over six million summer, winter and four-season tyres are manufactured in Enschede every year, and a number of quality agriculture tyres are made there in addition to the production in India. Furthermore, thanks to the acquisition by Apollo Tyres Ltd, Vredestein’s access to the Asian and Middle Eastern markets has further improved.