As a global business, we are aware of our responsibility to lead by example and safeguard the planet for future generations.
BKT is committed to sustainability through the continuous assessment of our environmental impact and the implementation of more sustainable practices. Our sustainability strategy addresses a number of different causes, including working to reduce our carbon footprint and discovering more sustainable materials, to supporting the local communities that we work in.
Explore the environmental, social, and business drivers behind our corporate sustainability goals and view our latest sustainability report.
Did you know that our company's seed was sown seven decades ago?
The origins of BKT date back to 1954 and its visionary founder Mahabirprasad Poddar, who began producing bicycle tyres as a response to the growing demand for mobility in a newly independent India. What began as a courageous solo mission flourished across the subsequent years, as many joined Mahabirprasad on his journey.
The company grew rapidly under his inclusive and innovative leadership; our founding father, in fact, set the wheels in motion for a thriving family business, which was set to continue for generations to come.
Fast-forward to 1987, and BKT officially launched as a tyre company, set to become an international Off-Highway Tyres business in 1995.
Once this initial plan was in motion, BKT soon counted 7000 employees across 3 continents - although this was only the beginning of our significant growth in the years to come.
BKT is renowned as a family-run company; after years of his father’s inspiring leadership, Arvind Poddar, the second generation of the Poddar entrepreneurs, foresaw the further evolution of the company, and set his sights high.
Since then, BKT has grown to become a global player in the off-highway tyre market industry, owing to our ongoing commitment to continuous improvement and innovation. We are still a family-owned company but are now also a truly global business.
From our cutting-edge product ranges to industry-leading initiatives, we pride ourselves on keeping ahead of the curve. We are still a family-owned company but are now also a truly global business, who prioritizes both our local and global communities.
The globality of our company is further highlighted by our focus on sustainability, in all areas of our business. Our BKT family is very excited to continue Growing Together, and to see what the future holds.
BKT keeps faith in fundamental values such as sharing, generosity, and strength that permeate our business activities worldwide, helping us look towards the future without fear.
At BKT, people are the heart of everything we do. Our motto of ‘Growing Together’ reflects our commitment to supporting our global community, and taking care of our people, their well-being and the environment that they live in.
For our 8,400 colleagues across our group companies in India, Europe and North America, we offer a unique corporate culture with a focus on innovation and growth.
Meet our team and hear about life at BKT from our leaders across the globe.
A passion for innovation and a commitment to continuous improvement is at the core of our business. We are driven by our desire to meet the changing needs of our customers and ensure that they have access to the tyres of the future.
Our independent Research and Development Centre in Bhuj, India is at the core of our innovative product design and development, allowing us to continuously develop our products using more sustainable materials.
Learn more about our latest product launches and innovations.
"We share the idea of a great team, in which everyone pulls in the same direction."Arvind Poddar