LAS VEGAS — Off-road tire maker Balkrishna Industries Ltd., the No. 39 tire maker worldwide, has disclosed it plans to build a plant in the U.S.
BKT is ready to make its debut at Automechanika in Frankfurt, the world’s leading trade fair for the automotive service industry. For the first time on display are the world-renowned top-of-the-range Off-Highway tyres by BKT along with a mega dumper and a huge tractor – both made of plexiglass. “Without any doubt, the BKT booth will not pass unnoticed being it the only space hosting a giant dumper and a huge tractor that are both fully made of plexiglass.
Balkrishna Industries Ltd (BKT) has launched a range of Lawn & Garden tyres for both gardening and municipality/maintenance works. These tyres –LG Smooth, LG Rib, LG 306, LG 307 and LG 408–are delicate to the ground without compromising the growth of grass and without any negative impact on beauty. Common features of these tyres are their “soft” approach, an extended life cycle, excellent handling and extraordinary puncture resistance.
Italian farming company Nodari notes the continually evolving requirements in today’s farming world, as operators prepare for Agriculture 4.0
Farming company Nodari uses BKT tires on much of its equipment. The well-established company from Brescia in Italy provides services to local companies, operating mainly as a contractor, especially for biogas plants.
Minoo Mehta, president of BKT USA Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of India’s Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT), discussed his company’s successes as well as the challenges ahead in an interview with Tire Business.
Q: How would you describe business thus far in 2018?
A: For BKT, it has been the best start this year compared to the last three years. Demand for BKT tires is primarily fueled by
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Cambridge, ON, May 17, 2018 – Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (www.tracanada.ca), the national trade association representing tire makers, rubber products manufacturers, importers, and recyclers, welcomes BKT Tires and Huayi Tire.
The two companies join the other 24 members of TRAC and will benefit from the association’s industry leadership role in the North American tire industry. “We are thrilled to welcome these two important global industry players on board, and we are looking forward to a long-lasting and cooperative relationship that will be beneficial to all of our members and the industry as a whole,” said Glenn Maidment, President of the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada.
For the full list of TRAC members visit: https://www.tracanada.ca/membership/members.html
About BKT Tires
Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT), www.bkt-tires.com, is an Indian based tire manufacturer. The BKT group offers full range of Off-Highway tires specially designed for vehicles in the agricultural, industrial, earthmoving, mining, ATV and gardening sector. BKT’s innovative solutions include more than 2,400 products sold in over 130 countries.
About Huayi Tire
Huayi Tire Canada, Inc., www.huayitirecanada.com, is a subsidiary of Shanghai Huayi Company, a global manufacturer of a diverse range of valued products including passenger and commercial and OTR categories tires. Huayi Tire Canada, Inc. brings a high level of logistics intelligence and integrity to match the product quality that Double Coin and Duraturn offer in each product.
Balkrishna Industries Limited (BKT) announced plans to build a new plant for the production of carbon black. The new facility, located within the BKT production site at Bhuj, India, is anticipated to produce 60,000 tons of carbon black annually for the global OTR tire manufacturer.
According to the company, a $23 million (USD) investment has been earmarked for BKT’s backward integration project within their supply chain to continuously provide raw material for the increasing tire production.