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BKT: a global-Indian business empire

BKT, being the event sponsor, plans to display its world-class radial range of OTR tyres at ConMac.
Rajiv Poddar, Joint Managing Director, BKT
With over 25 accomplished years of global leading presence in the “off-highway tires” segment of world business, Balkrishna Industries (BKT) is a name to be reckoned with
BKT is a global player and enjoys a strong presence in a staggering 130 countries. Quality conscious users, who adhere to stringent conformity standards in countries like Europe and America, prefer BKT as their supplier, thus implying that every BKT product is superior most in creation and delivers expected performance.
This is achieved by using the foremost quality of raw materials that are processed through the most advanced and developed technology creating a BKT product. “Each product passes over 450 stages of tests,” informs Rajiv Poddar, Joint Managing Director, BKT. “The result of this rigorous practice is that BKT products are known for their reliability and have the lowest claim ratio in the industry.”
BKT has four functioning state-of-the-art manufacturing plants spread across India. Currently, BKT provides over 2,300 different SKUs (Stock Keeping Units) for various kinds of applications. The company has products from 5-inch diameter to 54-inch rim diameter for vehicles ranging from trailers and forklifts to technologically advanced machines like high horsepower tractors, combines, harvesters, GPS controlled vehicles, articulated dump trucks, high-speed cranes, sophisticated port vehicles and container handlers.
One-stop shop for mining and industry needsBKT, continuing its legacy of taking gutsy decisions in business based on foresight, has ventured into the production of all steel radials since the year 2008. BKT is the first tire company in India to produce the all-steel radial OTR tires.
BKT has opened up another state-of-the-art, advanced production plant in Bhuj, Gujarat, to produce top of the line OTR tire with special focus on the radial segment.
BKT at ConMac BKT considers North-East part of India as one of their major potential markets. In an aim to enhance its foothold in this market, BKT is going to participate in forthcoming ConMac exhibition.
ConMac, the 1st edition on construction equipment exhibition for the North-East region is scheduled between 27th, 28th February and 1st March at Maniram Dewan Center, Guwahati. “BKT, being the event sponsor, plans to display its world-class radial range of OTR tyres at ConMac,” informs Rajiv Poddar, Joint Managing Director, BKT.
New BKT website goes online Completely updated with brand-new contents, the 2.0 version of the www.bkttires.com website represents a reliable platform for customers, users, and partners all over the world offering technical and general information as well as updates on manifold initiatives, products, markets and innovation in the agricultural, industrial and OTR sector. A multilingual reference point for professional users and branch operators worldwide, which enables easy and fast surfing from computer, tablet and smartphone. In addition to social media links, there is a new community, a blog and an interactive forum.
Bhuj Plant: green field projectThe manufacturing plant in Bhuj is the fourth manufacturing unit set up by BKT in India. The site foresees a large warehouse and a specific area of about 15 acres dedicated exclusively to research and development. The testing facility at the plant is equipped with indoor and outdoor testing areas for the products, and there is a special testing track constructed to provide for test runs and on field tests for the tyres.
BKT has invested more than $ 0.5 billion in this plant. It is expected to enhance BKT’s total capacity by 75 per cent. The company will be developing a range of radial and bias tyres in this facility.


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