Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Dr. Raghupati Singhania joins JK Tyre as Chairman and Managing Director


August, 31st August, 2015: Tire Industry Association (TIA) announced Dr. Raghupati Singhania, Chairman and Managing Director, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd. as a recipient of “Hall of Fame” 2015. TIA honors the contribution of significant players in the industry globally.
The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is an international non-profit association representing all segments of the tire industry, including those that manufacture, repair, recycle, sell, service or use new or retreaded tires, and also those suppliers or individuals who furnish equipment, material or services to the industry. TIA is the leading authority in the tire industry for advocacy and training.  TIA has over 7,000 members from all 50 states and around the globe.
Dr. Raghupati Singhania said, “I am very happy to be inducted in the prestigious ‘Hall of Fame’. This honour is a recognition of the entire tyre industry. I am humbled, and it makes me believe that India is ready to be a more significant part of the global trajectory of progress.
TIA has recognized Dr. Raghupati Singhania for his distinguished and exemplary service towards the growth and development of the Indian tyre industry. JK Tyre has a presence in 100 countries, operates 9 plants and produces 20 million tires annually. Under his leadership, JK Tyre pioneered radial technology in India in 1977. He has also established six state-of-the-art research and development centers, five in India and one in Mexico, to develop technologically advanced products. He played a key role in establishing The Hari Shankar Singhania Elastomer and Tyre Research Institute (HASETRI).
Dr. Raghupati Singhania has always believed in questioning convention on its head to break new grounds. From product development to helping change the consumer trends, he has pushed the envelope every time. He has held leadership roles for numerous industry organizations including the Indian Rubber Manufacturers Research Association (IRMRA) - President, the Automotive Tyre Manufacturers Association (ATMA) - Chairman.  He is serving various Apex Industry bodies - the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) – Member of National Council, the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) – Past President & Senior Member of Managing Committee, the Indo American Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IACC) – Past President of North India Council and Senior Member, and number of government bodies and panels. He is the recipient of the “Hall of Fame – Corporate Icon of the Year, 2011”; “Inspirational Leader of New India” -2013; ‘Admired Leader of Asia- 2014-15’ awards.
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, 24x7 basis. JK Tyre has established over 16 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 24x7 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.