Modern Tire Dealer

DEC 2018

Magazine for the professional tire industry

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5 G R O W I N G TO G E T H E R WWW.BKT-TIRES.COM team in cooperation with our technicians on site who regularly visit customers worldwide to check tire conditions, pressure, wear, and the product life cycle status. The R&D center in Chopanki hosts several laboratories cooperating closely together at every stage. These include an analysis lab, a chemical lab, a physical lab, and an area for rigorous tire testing with a special factory for all steel radial tire prototypes. Our state-of-the-art R&D center at the Bhuj Suresh Poddar Innovation Hub hosts a special team for developing top-of-the-range solutions. In addition, there is a modern testing ground for in-depth tire performance tests simulating real application conditions. This sophisticated new facility will enable us to rely on timely and precise data and analysis to ensure the best tire performance. Research will focus on new materials with a goal toward sustainable and environmentally friendly elements. BKT is committed to protecting the climate and the environment. We adhere to strict environmental standards and have obtained the ISO 9001:2000 quality certification. We incorporate wind power in our plants and use energy from renewable sources (over 40%). n BKT invests about 3-4% of our annual sales into R&D which is fundamental to compete in a complex global market with its rapidly evolving needs. Mr. Dilip Vaidya President and Director of Technology

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