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BKT better positioned to serve OEMs with new European HQ

BKT better positioned to serve OEMs with new European HQ

8th April 2019 | 0 Comments

In India, the lighting of a lamp symbolises new beginnings. For BKT, this tradition was a fitting gesture for observing a significant step in what it calls the ‘Next Level’: The lighting ceremony marked the start of festivities to celebrate the inauguration of BKT’s rebuilt European headquarters on 5 April.

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Bauma debut for BKT’s ‘giant’

Bauma debut for BKT’s ‘giant’

5th March 2019 | 0 Comments

BKT has big plans for next month’s Bauma show – the off-highway tyre specialist is getting ready for the global debut of its largest tyre ever at the construction machinery trade fair.

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‘Biggest’ agri radial amongst BKT newcomers at SIMA

‘Biggest’ agri radial amongst BKT newcomers at SIMA

26th February 2019 | 0 Comments

It’d be hard to miss the new Agrimax Force size that BKT is premiering at SIMA – at 2.3 metres tall, the IF 750/75 R 46 tyre is the largest agricultural radial the company has ever produced.

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BKT carbon black plant opening end of March

18th February 2019 | 0 Comments

On 8 February 2019 Balkrishna Industries’ (BKT) confirmed that the first phase of its new carbon black plant will be commissioned by 31 March 2019.

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BKT: Trends in agriculture from an insider’s perspective

BKT: Trends in agriculture from an insider’s perspective

10th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Gruppo Nodari is a sizeable agricultural contractor in Brescia, Northern Italy. The company services farms and companies within the region of Lombardy, in particular offering its contracting services to biogas plants. A large proportion of Nodari’s tyre needs are meet by BKT.

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World Cup champion teams up with BKT for charity

World Cup champion teams up with BKT for charity

22nd November 2018 | 0 Comments

Ever since signing up as sponsor to Italy’s Serie B and the Coupe de la Ligue in France earlier this year, football has become not just a means of promoting the BKT brand name. The off-highway tyre specialist has also integrated the beautiful game into its charitable activities.

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BKT for Escorts’ automated tractor

BKT for Escorts’ automated tractor

21st November 2018 | 0 Comments

During its Escorts Exclusive 2018 dealers and partners event in September, Indian agricultural machinery manufacturer Escorts Limited presented its first driverless tractor. The Automated Concept Tractor was produced in collaboration with seven technology firms – Microsoft, Reliance Jio, Trimble, Samvardhana Motherson Group, Wabco, Bosch and AVL – and utilises sensor-provided data and applications. Tyres were provided by BKT.

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BKT outlaying up to $100 million to build US tyre plant

BKT outlaying up to $100 million to build US tyre plant

6th November 2018 | 0 Comments

Balkrishna Industries (BKT) has provided further details regarding its plans to build a factory in the USA. With a capital outlay of up to US$100 million, funded by investments and local debt, the tyre maker intends to establish a greenfield facility with an annual capacity of 20,000 tonnes.

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TIA: New president, BKT’s Poddar inducted into Hall of Fame

1st November 2018 | 0 Comments

John Evankovich has been inducted as president of the Tire Industry Association’s (TIA) Board of Directors. He took office at the TIA annual membership meeting on 29 October and will serve a one-year term. In addition, the US-based industry association also introduced Brian Rigney (president, Dill Air Controls) as its vice-president and Dan Nothdurft (president, Tires, Tires, Tires) as secretary. Mike Wolfe (owner, Southeastern Wholesale Tire) will remain treasurer.

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Dharaprasadji Poddar passes away

23rd October 2018 | 0 Comments

Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT) shares that its chairman emeritus, Dharaprasadji Poddar, died on 20 October 2018. In a statement, BKT writes that “his demise is an irreparable loss to the company and his guiding presence will always be missed by all at Balkrishna."

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BKT sponsoring Australian cricket league

BKT sponsoring Australian cricket league

18th September 2018 | 0 Comments

Yet another sports sponsorship for BKT – following on from the start of its Serie B and Coupe de la Ligue title sponsorships in Italy and France, the off-highway tyre specialist has entered into a partnership with the KFC Big Bash League (BBL) cricket league in Australia. BKT has signed an agreement with governing body Cricket Australia that secures its status as off-highway tyre supplier to the Twenty20 cricket league for three years.

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Football: BKT naming partner for France’s Coupe de la Ligue

Football: BKT naming partner for France’s Coupe de la Ligue

14th September 2018 | 0 Comments

French football governing body Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) has announced its entry into a partnership with tyre maker BKT. The off-highway tyre specialist has become naming partner to the knockout championship Coupe de la Ligue (French League Cup) for the next six seasons. As of the round of 32, the Coupe de la Ligue will be known as the Coupe de la Ligue BKT.

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It fills me with pride – BKT’s Arvind Poddar responds to TIA Hall of Fame selection

It fills me with pride – BKT’s Arvind Poddar responds to TIA Hall of Fame selection

30th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Every year, US-based organisation The Tire Industry Association (TIA) inducts new worthies into its Hall of Fame. As mentioned on Friday, this year the TIA welcomes two from the industry to its Hall of Fame, and off-highway tyre specialist BKT is honoured that its chairman and managing director, Arvind Poddar is one of the pair selected for this accolade. Poddar will be officially inducted into the Hall of Fame at the Tire Industry Honors Awards Ceremony, which will be held in Las Vegas on 29 October prior to the opening of the 2018 SEMA Show.

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TIA names 2018 Hall of Fame and Ed Wagner Leadership Award Honorees

27th July 2018 | 0 Comments

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has announced the names of the honorees for the 2018 Hall of Fame and Ed Wagner Leadership Award. The inductions will take place at the Tire Industry Honors Awards Ceremony on Monday 29 October 29 at Paris Las Vegas Hotel.

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Construction, mining, earthmover tyres well-represented as Hillhead 2018 sets attendance record

Construction, mining, earthmover tyres well-represented as Hillhead 2018 sets attendance record

16th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Tarmac’s Hillhead Quarry near Buxton in Derbyshire hosted unprecedented crowds for the 2018 edition of the show (26–28 June), with official figures showing a record-breaking 19,687 unique visitors in attendance, surpassing the show’s previous highest attendance record set in 2005. The show also included more exhibitors (527) than ever before, with the showground, pavilions and demonstration areas showcasing the latest plant and equipment for the quarrying, aggregates, concrete, asphalt, recycling and construction sectors, many of the products on show for the first time in the UK.

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