About the Company
While the group foundation dates back to the 1950s, Balkrishna Industries (BKT) started its Off-Highway tire business in 1987. For many years, the company has successfully focused on specialist segments such as agricultural, construction and industrial as well as earthmoving, port and mining, ATV, and gardening applications.
Talent for innovation has been the company’s strength ever since as a result of consistent and continuous investment into Research and Development (R&D) as well as into tire technology, tire machinery and tire manufacturing processes. Its independent R&D Center in Bhuj ensures research into innovative product design and development as well as sustainable materials. This includes ‘the tire of the future’ project as well as new compounding methods by using rubber obtained from the Russian Dandelion TKS as a renewable alternative to natural rubber. In addition, it produces in-house its own tire molds and carbon black pigments. This provides company with major autonomy and ensures enhanced quality control throughout the entire supply chain.
Business area of the company
The company is primarily engaged into Specialty ‘Off Highway Tire segment’ which is consisting of Agriculture, Industrial, Construction, Earthmoving, Mining, Port, Lawn and Garden and All-Terrain Vehicle (ATVs) Tires, etc. This segment is highly technical & capital intensive and known as ‘large varieties low volume segment’ where any credible player needs to maintain large number of Stock Keeping Units (SKUs) to meet the diverse requirement of its customers worldwide. While the sub segment (agriculture) is largely known as non-cyclical in nature, the other sub segment (industrial, construction and mining) is generally considered as cyclical and the performance of it is largely linked to overall economic outlook of the world. The market for company’s products is mainly Europe, America, Australasia and India.
- Agricultural tires
- Industrial tires
- OTR tires
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