Tires are our business...
While the group foundation dates back to the 1950s, Balkrishna Industries Limited (BKT) started its Off-Highway tire business in 1987. For over 30 years, BKT has successfully focused on specialist segments such as agricultural, construction and industrial as well as earthmoving, port and mining, ATV, and gardening applications.
Even if we are a multinational company, we are a family-owned business. My father took the “Made in India” to international markets and laid the foundations of BKT as it is known today. We have always been driven by a spirit of ambitious innovation and a strong bond with our partners.
We think there is much more to share than products, materials, and technologies. We wish to share our values and traditions. We share the idea of a great team, in which everyone pulls in the same direction.
“We share the idea of a great team, in which everyone pulls in the same direction.”
Chairman and managing director
Advanced manufacturing technology is key to innovation.
Talent for innovation has been BKT’s strength ever since as a result of consistent and continuous investment into Research and Development as well as into tire technology, tire machinery and tire manufacturing processes. Our 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, we produce in-house our own tire molds and carbon black pigments.
This provides us with major autonomy and ensures enhanced quality control throughout the entire supply chain.
Did you know that all our tires undergo 500 tests in their production cycle?
BKT has always been at the forefront when it comes to sustainable tire manufacturing, and the numerous awards received speak volumes. BKT takes care of its people, their well-being, and the environment they live in.
50% of the production plants’ electricity needs in North India have been met by green energy generated in our own wind park since 2004. On our largest production site in Bhuj, there is a plantation of 50,000 trees, two large water reservoirs and a co-generation plant for self-efficiency.
At recent trade shows and sport events, several activities have been organized for the purpose of planting and protecting trees in India and in the Amazonian rainforest along with direct donations.