Bauma Conexpo India, BKT, Ashok Chhajer, GM, OE Sales
As usual, BKT displayed its entire range of off-highway and all-steel radial tyres. Tyres come in various sizes for different applications, such as fork-lifts, high-speed cranes, wheel loaders, dozers, among other things. BKT has created each tyre to suit various applications. Dimensions within a particular type of machine also changes with load and weight.
The R&D department of BKT has always played a strong role in developing unique kinds of tyres so as to have a range, says Ashok Chhajer.
Today, the company has more than 2,700 SKUs and the company has a tendency to introduce at least 160 new kinds of variants every year.
In November, the company announced plans to set up a new manufacturing plant in the US with an investment of $100 million. This will be BKT’s first plant outside India that will serve not only the US markets but the entire American region. Currently, Europe is serving as the largest sales market accounting for more than half of the company’s overall turnover.