BKT inaugurates its new production plant in Waluj
Trial production has started at BKT's new state-of the-art site in Waluj, Maharashtra. Result of a $ 56 million investment, its annual production capacity is around 30,000 MT of Off-Highway tyres. 

There would be around 500 people working at this plant, when it’s on full capacity, and at the plant will be manufactured medium and small diameter tires, designed for machinery operating in the agricultural and industrial industries.

For BKT this new plant is a strategic choice which not only increases its production, but also makes it more efficient.  The site, spread over 22 acres, is in fact a new greenfield plant located, at just 5 km from BKT’s existing and first ever production facility in Waluj, which was opened in the year 1987. 

The project focused on the construction of a cutting-edge plant from both a structural and mechanical point of view and on the reorganisation of departments and work flows for maximum efficiency.

With the foundation stone laid in June 2019, this site arose during the pandemic. BKT was determined to ensure the safety of all those working on the project before continuing with its realisation. However, the health emergency did not curb BKT's desire to move forward, with a positive message to the market: "it can be done", while of course fulfilling all the due safety requirements.

As always, the company aims high and intends to expand its share of the Off-Highway market, following a philosophy summarized as follows by Arvind Poddar, BKT Chairman and Managing Director : "Growth is our commitment. Looking ahead is our constant goal. A company which cannot look boldly towards its future is like a person who cannot dream".

Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT) is a tyre manufacturing company based in India. The BKT group offers a large and always updated production range of Off-Highway tyres specially designed for vehicles in the agricultural, industrial, earthmoving, mining, ATV and gardening sector. BKT's innovative solutions are designed to meet the most demanding ranges of use and entail over 2,700 different products sold in more than 160 countries worldwide.