Despite being a global behemoth that serves over 160 countries, BKT is deeply anchored in India BKT is rapidly developing sophisticated solutions through co-engineering collaborations, while understanding the deep-rooted needs of varied industries, with a strong belief in the values of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat.’
One of the leading names in the business of Off-Highway tire industry Balkrishna Industries Limited (BKT) was incorporated in 1950. Ever since the company has invested heavily into research and development of niche products aimed at specific markets. In a span of 30 years the company has now made deep inroads in agricultural, construction, and industrial, as well as earthmoving, port and mining, ATV, and gardening applications.
Continual innovation to address the market demands has been BKTs strength. The company has consistently come up with novel solutions to ensure client needs are fulfilled without compromising on the quality of the products. Innovation areas have centred around tire technology, tire machinery, and tire manufacturing methods and all allied areas which impact the quality and the performance of the end product.
The company not only has a robust manufacturing facility in Bhuj but also a dedicated research and development centre in which experts engage in creative product design and development. The dedication of the company towards developing world class products has ensured BKTs footprint across different countries across the globe
Keeping in lieu with development and digitization of manufacturing standards, the company has also worked on the digitization of its older plants. Not to mention timely investment for capacity expansion. To improve world-class offerings that are imbued with the greatest quality, durability, and reliability, with a focus on seamless service, last year the company completed a Rs 450 cr capacity expansion to better incorporate connectivity into its operations, with an emphasis on technological upgradation of current equipment and the installation of automated material handling systems. This is to ensure upscaling to integrate digital and physical aspects of manufacturing, to give customers nothing but the best. The new manufacturing facility is based at Waluj in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra with an annual production capacity of around 30,000 MT of off-highway tyres. The state of the art facility is designed to produce medium and small diameter tyres.
Despite being a global behemoth that serves over 160 countries, BKT is deeply anchored in India, with a vast network of dealers stretching across the country. BKT is rapidly developing sophisticated solutions through co-engineering collaborations, while understanding the deep-rooted needs of varied industries, with a strong belief in the values of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat.’ While the pandemic has brought about massive operational changes, it has also paved the way for a self-guided route of technological integration and sensible economic frameworks. BKT recognises the far-reaching impact of MSMEs in the same, and it is constantly integrating its belief of ‘Growing Together’ as it develops swiftly to establish strong international linkages for Indian participants.