Modern Tire Dealer

DEC 2018

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2 WWW.BKT-TIRES.COM G R O W I N G TO G E T H E R MARKET PENETRATION 160 COUNTRIES 5 CONTINENTS BKT HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT) is one of the world's leading manufacturers of off- highway tires with over 92% of its products exported to more than 160 countries worldwide. We specialize in off-highway tires for diverse segments such as agricultural, industrial, construction, earthmoving, mining, ATV and gardening applications. We are a one-stop shop with over 2,700 SKUs with a goal to achieve global leadership in the off-highway tire market. BKT is headquartered in Mumbai, India, with five manufacturing sites throughout the country. BKT has invested heavily in resources, research, and development to continuously offer the best tire solutions to our customers. This has been acknowledged around the globe. n "We are committed to growth. Looking ahead is our continuous goal. A company that cannot look bravely at its own future is like a person unable to dream." -Arvind Poddar Mr. Arvind Poddar Chairman and Managing Director Mr. Rajiv Poddar Joint Managing Director 1 3 5 7 9 4 6 2 1995 Started production for off-highway tire segment 2004 Launch of the radial tractor tire, sub-branded Agrimax 2009 Launch of the first radial all-steel OTR tire, Earthmax 2013 BKT becomes exclusive tire supplier of Monster Jam 8 2017 Suresh Poddar Innovation Hub for R&D is opened. Over 4.2 B. impressions from Monster Jam 2007 Launch of the first "IF" technology tire, AGRIMAXFORCE 2011 Change of the company's logo and branding 2015 Opening of the state-of- the-art manufacturing facility at Bhuj 2018 Working on building a carbon black plant at Bhuj 10 2019 Construction of U.S. manufacturing plant

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