On today’s podcast, we talk with Doug Kershaw, vice president of BKT USA, to check in not only on BKT’s business but also get a status report on different segments of the OTR industry.
Cambridge, Ontario; June 11, 2020—Tire and Rubber Association of Canada announces the outcomes of its virtual 100th Annual General Meeting held on June 9, 2020.
1) The members duly elected the Board of Directors and Officers:
Tony Mougios Chair (Michelin North America (Canada) Inc.)
Maureen Kline 1st Vice-Chair (Pirelli Tire Inc.)
Paul Downey 2nd Vice-Chair (Pliteq Inc.)
Matt Livigni Treasurer (Continental Tire Canada Inc.)
Neil Bansal Western Rubber Group
Chris Bitsakakis AirBoss of America Corp.
Paul Christou Goodyear Canada Inc.
Keshav Das BKT Tires (Canada) Inc.
Darious Naylor Bridgestone Canada Inc.
Robert Rist Cabot Canada Ltd.
2) The Board moved to establish a new End-of-Life Tire Standing Committee. Led by Dr. Barry Takallou of CRM of Canada Processing, the Committee will manage all issues related to tire and rubber recycling.
3) Following Glenn Maidment’s announced retirement at the end of 2020, the Board moved to set up a Search Committee which will manage the screening and interviewing of potential candidates for a new President.
The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC; www.tracanada.ca) is the national trade association representing the interests of tire and other rubber manufacturers and importers of rubber goods into Canada, together with rubber recyclers and suppliers whose goods or services directly relate to our industry. The Association was established in 1920 under the name The Rubber Association of Canada, only recently changing its name to the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada to more accurately reflect the Association’s role within the industry and what it does for its membership.
BKT doesn’t produce car tyres. Nor tyres for trucks or motorcycles. The company’s Research and Development Centre in India focuses solely on vehicles that operate off the highway, and constantly looks for new solutions by developing and fine-tuning tyre ranges and new tyre sizes for specialised applications.
BKT and Feld Motor Sports, the promotor of the Monster Jam show, have extended their partnership until 2026.
BKT is currently working on the development of the third generation of its 66-in. tire for these trucks. The company says the tire features excellent stability thanks to a particular shoulder design enabling it to bounce back at the moment of the impact and regain stability after landing from 10 meters high.
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LAS VEGAS — Balkrishna Industries Ltd. and Feld Motors Sports Inc. have agreed to extend BKT’s sponsorship of the Monster Jam series of “monster truck” competitions for seven more years, through 2026.
MAHARASHTRA, India—Off-highway tire manufacturer Balkrishna Industries is suspending its plans for a U.S. tire factory, citing business uncertainties related to difficult macroeconomics and volatile climate conditions.
You’ve probably heard about Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), a term that identifies the ethical and social initiatives companies undertake in order to protect the environment and the community. CSR activities are increasingly common nowadays. Fortunately, you don’t have to operate in a specific industry in order to make a positive difference in the world.
At BKT, we have always been committed in this field. For years, we have been implementing a production and business model that pays close attention to protecting the environment and surrounding communities. Our goal is to put people and their well-being at the center of our decisions. Over the last decade, we have launched a series of initiatives aimed at improving the quality of life in the communities nearby.
Most drivers seldom spend much time thinking about the health of their tires. The fact that our tires are so often overlooked is most unfortunate. Tires play an integral role in the safety and performance of our cars.
Maintaining proper tire pressure and tire health can drastically improve handling and braking performance. According to Edmunds.com senior consumer advice editor Ron Montoya, drivers should check their tire pressure at least once a month. …