Shri Hari Shankar Singhania(20th June 1933- 22nd February 2013)
The Company started manufacturing tyres in 1977, with a capacity of 0.5 million tyres per annum and has grown multifold over the years to its present capacity of more than 16.6 million tyres per annum from its eight plants in India and Mexico. With the commissioning of the Greenfield Project in Chennai, the capacity across 9 plants has crossed the 20 million tyres per annum milestone.
He was a doyen of Indian industry, an institution builder, an entrepreneur, educationist, welfare protagonist and a visionary par excellence.
Hari Shankarji was involved in establishing and overseeing the Group’s diverse businesses such as aluminium, paper, steel, insurance, jute, paints, office equipment etc. Taking the growth of the Group forward, he set up various industries in several product categories such as Tyre, Cement, Automotive products & Power Transmission systems, Agri Genetics, Dairy products, Sugar, drugs & pharmaceuticals, textiles and established various research, education & healthcare institutions. Today, thanks to his leadership, many of these have emerged as leaders in their respective fields, manufacturing and marketing world class products. He took keen interest in ensuring that areas around industrial plants in particular, most of them being in backward areas, are developed for overall growth of the society at large.
His un-relenting focus on quality and customer satisfaction, and his belief “When it is good enough, improve it”, built the culture of excellence in all the Companies within the JK Group.
We rededicate ourselves to uphold his values with even greater commitment to realize his vision of building a better tomorrow. His ideas will continue to inspire us to strive towards ever-increasing heights in the years to come.