Balkrishna Industries (BKT), has over 30 years of global presence in the off-highway tyres (OTRs)segment. In the early 1990s when every other tyre company in India was busy producing highway tyres primarily for mass use, the leaders at BKT foresaw a unique opportunity in international business and started production in the off-highway segment.
Today, BKT enjoys principal presence in five continents around the world covering more than 160 countries. It is the preferred supplier to International OEMs in industrial/construction and mining segments. Since its inception in 1988, BKT has grown into a diversified industrial major exporting its expansive range of off-highway solutions to the world.
Quality conscious users who adhere to stringent conformity standards in markets such as Europe, America, LSA, the Middle East and Asia prefer BKT as their supplier. The international quality of BKT tyres is achieved by using the foremost quality of raw materials that are processed through the most advanced and developed technology.
The foundation of BKT has been built on the pillars of R&D, technology and best-in-class quality. This has enabled BKT to develop 150-160 new stock keeping units (SKUs) every year. This has led to an impressive portfolio of 2,600 SKUs, which includes bias, radial, solid and all-steel radial tyres for a wide range of off-highway applications. The company has its own R&D centre, which develops these tyres that can encounter the toughest and the most hostile terrains faced during mining and industrial activities.
The company offers products from 5ö to 54ö 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. BKT is the first tyre company in India to produce all-steel radial OTR tyres. OTR vehicles ranging from rigid dump trucks to snow manoeuvring vehicles use these tyres. The tyres under this segment range from a 20' diameter tipper truck size to a giant 51' rigid dump truck size in bias make and 49' in radial make, thus covering every requirement for industrial use and mining.
BKT has been selling tyres to world's leading OEMs. The company recently launched an ultra advanced range of tyres especially for high speed cranes. The tyre 445/95 R25 enables heavy high-speed cranes to journey at speeds of 80 km/hr.
Currently, BKT has four state-of-the-art manufacturing plants spread across India, the recent one being set up in Bhuj, Gujarat.