With over 25 accomplished years of leading presence in the off-highway tyres segment of world business, Balkrishna Industries (BKT) is undoubtedly a global leader through innovation.
BKT enjoys principal presence in five continents, encapsulating more than 130 countries around the world. It is the preferred supplier to international OEMs in industrial, construction and agricultural tyre segments, and has grown since its inception in 1988 into a diversified industry conglomerate exporting its expansive range of off-highway solutions to the world.
Made at BKT
Quality conscious users who adhere to stringent conformity standards in regions like Europe and America prefer BKT as their supplier, thus implying that every BKT product is superior 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. The result of this rigorous practice being that BKT products are known for their reliability and have the lowest claim ratio in the industry,¨ informs Rajiv Poddar, Joint Managing Director, BKT.
As of today, BKT has four state-of-the-art manufacturing plants spread across India and provides over 2,300 different Stock Keeping Units (SKUs) for various kinds of applications.
The company has products from 5¨ rim diameter to 54¨ rim diameter for vehicles ranging from trailers, forklifts, etc, 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, etc.
One-stop-shop for mining and industry needs
BKT, continuing its legacy of taking gutsy decisions in business based on foresight, has ventured into the production of all-steel radials since 2008. It is the first tyre company in India to produce all-steel radial OTR tyres.
All-steel radial plants at Bhuj in Gujrat and Chopanki in Rajasthan are now functioning on full throttle, producing top of the line radial tyres for OTR vehicles ranging from rigid dump trucks to snow manoeuvering vehicles.
This is a result of years of research and innovation by the R&D department at BKT, which has developed tyres that can encounter the toughest and the most hostile terrains faced during mining and industrial activities.
BKT has also recently launched an ultra-advanced range of tyres especially for high-speed cranes. The tyre 445/95R25 enables heavy high-speed cranes to journey at an unprecedented incredible speed of 80 km/hr.
New solutions for new world
BKT is at the forefront when it comes to new product development. The company caters to an expansive range for clients all over the world, thus has to be very proactive and in sync with their growing and changing needs.
Dilip Vaidya, Director and President - Technology, says, ¨In addition to BKT´s state-of-the-art factories, we also possess an in-house mould design and a production plant which enables us to achieve production flexibility and frequent changeover in production cycles as per demand.¨
This enables BKT to attend to very specific demands of its exclusive customers by creating products exclusively made to encounter their specific needs.