Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Juggilal Kamlapatji Tyre launches Port Champion OTR Tyre for Port and Terminal Segments



Kolkata, India —February 24, 2015— JK Tyre & Industries Limited, pioneers of radial tyres in India, today launched 18.00-25 Port Champion IND4 40PR TL at the 6TH International Mining, Exploration, Minerals Processing Technology, Metals And Machinery Exhibition 2016. The new tyre is specifically developed for Reach Stacker at Port and Terminals

Port Champion IND4 is a heavy-duty tyre with “High-endurance and Enhanced Life”. The tyre is specially designed to operate in moderate to difficult work-conditions. Its “Unique Lug-design” and “Extra-deep Tread Rubber” provides excellent mobility in tough working conditions.

At the launch, Mr Devesh Dabas, SBU Head, Off Highway Business JK Tyres & Industries Ltd said, “As its tagline, ‘As Strong as Hercules’ says, Port Champion has high endurance and can conveniently work in the most challenging conditions. With the launch of 18.00-25 Port Champion IND4 40PR TL, we now offer a comprehensive and customized product range for both Reach Stackers and RTG Cranes working in Port and Terminal application.”

Foreseeing the growth in the Indian mining and infrastructure sectors in the next decade, JK Tyre has been strengthening its product portfolio across the application of Industrial and Earthmoving Segments, supported by specialized sales and service Network in both Indian and International markets.

JK Tyre is a leading Off-the-road Tyres manufacture in India. With an unparalleled number of customised product-solution for Industrial and Mining Applications, JK Tyre is well positioned to serve the Off-the-road businesses. It is known for developing one of the strongest infrastructure and product-support networks to serve each customer in any region.

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 130 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 20 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.