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San Jose Logistica opens new distribution centre

San Jose Logistica opens new distribution centre

11th October 2019 | 0 Comments

On 5 October, San José Logística de Pneus, a market leading OTR tyre distributor in Portugal and a major player in the equivalent Spanish market opened new facilities in Cantanhede, Portugal.

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Agritechnica launch for BKT V-Flexa

Agritechnica launch for BKT V-Flexa

10th September 2019 | 0 Comments

BKT has shared a few details about the new tyre it will unveil at Agritechnica. Specifically developed for agricultural trailers, the V-Flexa radial features VF technology that enables the transport of heavy loads with an inflation pressure 30 per cent less than that of a standard tyre of the same size.

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BKT carbon black plant to achieve 100% capacity by 2021

BKT carbon black plant to achieve 100% capacity by 2021

2nd September 2019 | 0 Comments

The new BKT carbon black plant at the company’s Bhuj site in India is expected to reach 100 per cent capacity by 2021. The tyre maker says that production capacity for carbon black reached 60,000 tonnes by the end of June 2019; trial production commenced on 28 June. Capacity is expected to reach 80,000 tonnes by the end of September and continue increasing to a planned production capacity of 130,000 tonnes per annum.

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Football: BKT partners with Spain’s LaLiga

Football: BKT partners with Spain’s LaLiga

23rd August 2019 | 0 Comments

BKT (Balkrishna Tires) has become Official Global Partner of LaLiga, Spain’s top-flight football league, for a period of three years. The partnership takes effect immediately and runs until the end of the 2021/22 season.

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BKT: No USA plant for the “foreseeable future”

BKT: No USA plant for the “foreseeable future”

15th August 2019 | 0 Comments

The likelihood of seeing BKT tyres ‘Made in the USA’ appears even more uncertain following an earnings call held by Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT) on 13 August. Although the tyre maker reported three days earlier that the 20,000 tonne per annum factory project was just “in abeyance”, comments made during the call suggest the pause on work is more than temporary.

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BKT puts USA capex on hold

BKT puts USA capex on hold

12th August 2019 | 0 Comments

The Board of Directors at off-highway tyre specialist Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT) have temporarily suspended their plans to invest in setting up a factory in the USA. According to the Board, the capex project has been placed in abeyance due to “difficult macroeconomics” and “volatile climate conditions.”

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American football: BKT the presenting sponsor for U19 European Championship

American football: BKT the presenting sponsor for U19 European Championship

24th July 2019 | 0 Comments

American football isn’t a mainstream sport in Europe – not yet, anyway. But its fanbase on this side of the Atlantic is growing, and audience numbers will be helped by next month’s 2019 IFAF Women’s European Championship in the UK and – starting next week – the 2019 U19 European Championship in Bologna, Italy. Off-highway tyre maker BKT is presenting sponsor of the latter event.

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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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