Thursday, 8 October 2015

JK Tyre’s OTR Business Receives Caterpillar’s 2015 Silver Level Certification


Devesh Dabas, SBU Head, OTR, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd receiving certificate of excellence from Caterpillar



7th October, 2015: JK Tyre & Industries Ltd, pioneers of radial tyres in India, has received ‘2015 Silver Level Certification in its Supplier Quality Excellence Process’ by Caterpillar earlier today. The award has been conferred upon JK Tyre’s Mysore OTR manufacturing facility in recognition of its high levels of quality, process control, delivery and performance that helps enhance productivity and thereby, value to end-users. The facility is also the recipient of the prestigious ‘Golden Peacock Environment Award’ in the year 2011.
Caterpillar’s Supplier Quality Excellence Process or SQEP is aimed at recognizing suppliers that demonstrate their commitment to excellence, and drive a "zero defects" culture within their organizations. SQEP certification requires suppliers to adhere to stringent supplier performance standards. The parameters include product quality and shipping performance that SQEP measures over a course of a 12-month period.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Devesh Dabas, SBU Head - Off The Road Business, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd. said, “Receiving the Silver Level Certification reinforces our commitment to provide world-class products and after sales services to the end consumers. It is our constant endeavour to improve our services so as to achieve customer delight. Our mission is to be a global, customer obsessed company, committed to excellence and we are constantly working towards it. We feel honoured to be awarded the certificate of excellence and truly value our business relationship with a global company like Caterpillar.”
This certification demonstrates JK Tyre and Industries Limited’s strong values and ethical business principles. It reinforces the company’s commitment to collaborate with Caterpillar in order to implement a ‘zero-defects’ culture across its supply base.
JK Tyre’s Mysore plant was commissioned in the year 2009 and is among the most technologically advanced tyre manufacturing facilities in the country. It went under capacity expansion in 2012 and today produces 1.06 million tyres annually. The plant also manufactures India’s largest tyre, VEM 045, a 12 feet high, 3.7 tonnes tyre, especially built for the biggest rigid dump-truck in India.  

Caterpillar Inc. is one of the world’s most well-known manufacturers of infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. It is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives.