Expanding their product range, Indian tyre major, JK Tyre & Industries launched four new offerings in their off-the-road tyre segment at South Asia’s largest construction equipment event Excon 2021 in Bengaluru.
Over the years, JK Tyre has introduced several hi-technological products that are best suited for Indian conditions. Taking this further, four new products namely: 45/65-45 58PR VEM 63 L5 TL, 14.00-24 GTL CHAMP 16 PR G3 TT, 12.00-24 HARD ROCK CHAMPION 20PR E4 TT and 16.00-25 VEM 045 44PR E3 TT have been added to their existing product portfolio.
Speaking at the event, VK Misra, Technical Director, JK Tyre & Industries, said, “We at JK Tyre are excited to showcase the most cutting-edge technical breakthroughs at Excon 2021. Our new premium OTR tyre collection is created with advanced technology and is particularly designed to deliver increased mileage and exceptional traction in the most demanding of situations. The new tyres feature a longer tread life and wear and cut resistant tread compounds to provide extended service life, in addition to being tailored to offer superior stability. We aim at delivering improved performance with enhanced design characteristics. The Indian tyre industry is booming, offering us plenty of opportunities to demonstrate our knowledge and create solutions that meet our clients' expectations.”
The 45/65-45 58PR VEM 63 L5 tyre is a premium heavy-duty product designed for wheel loaders that provides an extra load carrying capacity along with excellent casing reliability.
Addition to the VEM 63, 14.00-24 GTL CHAMP 16 PR is designed to provide high traction, mileage and durability in harsh operating conditions and is meant to be used on motor grader and telehandler.
The 12.00-24 HARD ROCK CHAMPION 20PR E4 a high tread depth tyre that provide excellent protection and traction for mining tipper trucks. The 16.00-25 VEM 045 44PR E3 TT has been designed to meet the increased load per tyre demands of new age mining tippers.
The flagship company of JK Organisation, JK Tyre & Industries is amongst the top 25 manufacturers in the world. Pioneers of radial technology, the company produced the first radial tyre in 1977 and is currently the market leader in truck bus radial segment. The company provides end-to-end solutions across segments of passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, farming, off-the-road and two and three-wheelers.
A global force, JK Tyre is present in 105 countries with over 180 global distributors. The company has 12 globally benchmarked ‘sustainable’ manufacturing facilities - 9 in India and 3 in Mexico – that collectively produce around 32 million tyres annually. The company also has a strong network of over 6,000 dealers and 650+ dedicated Brand shops called as Steel Wheels and Xpress Wheels.
JK Tyre’s unwavering commitment towards innovation is reflected through its state-of-the-art global research and technology centre – the Raghupati Singhania Centre of Excellence - in Mysore, which houses some of the world’s finest technologies and techniques. JK Tyre launched India’s first ever ‘Smart Tyre’ technology-and introduced Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) which monitors the tyre’s vital statistics, including pressure and temperature. In 2020, the company rolled out its 20 millionth truck/bus radial tyre becoming the first and the only Indian company to achieve this milestone.
JK Tyre is the only Indian tyre manufacturer to be included in the list of Superbrands India in 2021 for the eighth consecutive year. Additionally, JK Tyre was featured among India’s Best Companies to Work For by Great Place to Work®. Another remarkable addition to the list of the brand's accolades is being a 3-time recipient of the Economic Times - Iconic Brand of the Year Award. JK Tyre has been conferred the Sword of Honour for Safety across its plants by the British Safety Council, UK. The company entered the Limca Book of Records with the country’s largest off-the-road tyre - VEM 04.
JK Tyre is also synonymous with motorsport in the country. For over three decades, the company has relentlessly worked towards shaping India’s positioning as the motorsport hub of Asia, developing the right infrastructure for the sport and promoting young talent in the arena.