JK Tyre & Industries Ltd, pioneers of radial tyres in India, has been awarded with this year’s TATA Motors Best Supplier of the Year award at the TATA Motors vendor’s conference 2015 held in Pune on 6th October. The TATA Motors Supplier of the Year award recognizes the overall performances, contribution and commitment of its most valued partner and involves a rigorous selection process.
Mr. Vivek Kamra, President India, JK Tyres and Industries Ltd received the award from Mr. Cyrus Mistry, Chairman Tata Group and Mr. B B Parekh, Chief Purchase Officer Tata Motors Ltd.
JK Tyre has been working very closely with Tata Motors team on various new products and adding capacity to meet growing requirement of Truck Radial Tyres. JK Tyre and Tata Motors have long been partners and run the Customer Loyalty Program for Tata’s over 11000 Fleets. JK Tyre also works with Tata Motors to organise regular visits of key Tata customers to the tyre plant.
JK Tyre has been the official tyre supplier for the two successful editions of T1 Prima Truck Racing since the championship’s introduction in India in 2014. JK Tyre specially developed JETRACING tyres for the races and were lauded by the international drivers and experts for the “reliable” and “grippy” qualities.
About JK Tyre & Industries Limited:
Part of the JK Organisation, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd is a leading tyre manufacturer in India and amongst the top 25 manufacturers in the world with a wide range of products catering to diverse business segments in the automobile industry.
JK Tyre has global presence in 100 countries across six continents with six plants in India and three in Mexico. Currently, the capacity across 9 plants exceeds 20 million tyres per annum. JK Tyre pioneered radial technology in India way back in 1977 and today is the leader in Truck Bus Radial segment. With over three decades of technological innovation, JK Tyre offers tyres for the entire range – Truck/Bus, LCV, Passenger Cars, MUV and Tractors. The company is the manufacturer of India’s largest OTR Tyre weighing 3.7 tons and 12 feet high.
JK Tyre is a preferred supplier to the automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers and is a partner to some of the biggest names including Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors, Honda, Ashok Leyland, Mahindra & Mahindra, Volvo Eicher, General Motors, Volkswagen, Fiat, Nissan, TAFE, BEML and Caterpillar India. JK Tyre has been ranked no.1 for the third time in the J.D. Power Asia Pacific’s study on Customer Satisfaction.
In India, its nationwide network comprises of 143 selling locations, 4,000 dealers and over 120 retail outlets branded ‘JK Tyre Steel Wheels’, which are equipped with state-of-the-art wheel servicing equipment. It has also established 17 Truck Radial Tyre Care centres, which operate along all major National Highways on 365 day, 24×7 basis. JK Tyre has established over 18 truck radial total solution showrooms branded “Truck Wheels”. It was the first to introduce unique concepts like “Dial-a-Tyre” and is the only tyre company to launch a 24×7 on-road tyre assistance initiative called “Fix-a-Tyre”.
JK Tyre actively promotes various disciplines of motorsports in India and has invested enormous resources towards building its infrastructure. The Racing and Karting programmes are the breeding ground for the country’s young motorsport talent and JK Tyre prodigies like Karun Chandhok, Armaan Ebrahim and Aditya Patel have done India proud in the global arena.