Announcing the motto of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ in-line with prime minister Narendra Modi’s recent announcement about self-reliance, Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT Tires) has partially restarted tyre production at all its factories with strict adherence to the health guidelines put in place by the authorities. Manufacturing off-highway tyres, of which 60 to 70 per cent are exported to no less than 160 markets around the world, the company is claimed to command a six per cent market share globally in off-highway tyre segments currently. Keen to to improve its product portfolio, maintain consistent product quality and efficient service levels, BKT is planning to set up the second phase of its carbon black plant with 80,000 million tonnes capacity and upscale its manufacturing expertise to large-size all-steel radial OTR tyres by investing in a new capacity of 5,000 million tonnes per annum, undeterred by the disruption caused by Covid-19.

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