Modern Tire Dealer

DEC 2018

Magazine for the professional tire industry

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4 WWW.BKT-TIRES.COM G R O W I N G TO G E T H E R MANUFACTURING AND R & D BKT incorporates a working together atmosphere between our researchers, engineers and technicians to produce the most innovative and advanced tires in the market. Aiming at continuous quality improvement and the best adaptation in our off- highway applications is an important achievement for our company. This is a core competency of the BKT R&D division and one of the company's strengths. For this reason, BKT invests about 3-4% of its annual sales into R&D which is fundamental to compete in a complex global market with its rapidly evolving needs. Our team handles everything from designing a new tire, developing new compounds, and improving product performance. BKT is always implementing more efficient production processes in our facilities. BKT designs, develops and produces about 60-80 new BKT tires per year. Presently, the average time to market for a new BKT tire at a global level is only 6-8 weeks, much lower than the competitive average. This is partly due to having our own mold making facility. We have set up a continuous monitoring process to control product performance through feedback from distributors and end users providing information on the tire use and its performance. These monitoring activities are carried out by our technical support

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