Dec 11, 2018

JK Tyre strengthens its presence in the Off-the-Road (OTR) tyre segment with the launch of ‘MINE Champion’

New Delhi, December 11, 2018: JK Tyre & Industries Ltd, India’s leading tyre manufacturer, today launched 14.00-25 36 PR Mine Champion E4/L4 OTR tyre at the ‘bauma CONEXPO INDIA 2018’. The new premium tyre has specifically been developed for new-age Tipper trucks and Wheel loaders for mining applications.

Launched at the ‘bauma Conexpo 2018’ that witnessed participation from over 700 exhibitors and over 40000 business visitors, the product was unveiled by Mr. Rajiv Prasad, President- India Operations, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd., at the JK Tyre pavilion. Mr. Vikram Malhotra, Marketing Director, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd, was also present at the launch.

The MINE Champion offers excellent strength and durability with its best-in-class load carrying capacity and casing strength. The new product joins JK Tyre’s comprehensive OTR segment product range that is highly efficient for application in Industrial and Mining segments.

The MINE Champion is a premium product, which comes equipped with a distinct tread pattern, developed using high-end computational simulations, thereby providing excellent traction, flushing and contact pressure distribution. The strong nylon construction provides excellent casing strength and reliability during rigorous applications. The new-age SILICA-based dual tread compound results in excellent cut resistance and cooler running, during hauling operations.

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Rajiv Prasad, President- India Operations, JK Tyres & Industries Ltd, said, “As one of the leading tyre manufacturers in India, we have the desired expertise to serve the growing requirements of the Indian mining and infrastructure sectors. We have been developing customised product solutions for industrial applications and the MINE Champion is the latest addition to our highly robust OTR product portfolio. With its best-in-class features, we are confident that the MINE Champion will act as a highly efficient partner in tough mining applications.”

About JK Tyre: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 is the only tyre manufacturer in India to be included in the list of Superbrand in 2017, the sixth time the honour has been conferred upon the company.

JK Tyre has global presence in 100 countries across six continents, backed by production support from 12 plants - 9 in India and 3 in Mexico. Currently, the capacity across all its plants is about 35 million tyres per annum. In April 2016, JK Tyre acquired Cavendish India Limited from Birla Tyres. While acquisition added three modern plants to its portfolio taking the total count to 12, it helped the tyre major foray into the two/three wheeler segment as well. In 2018, the company inaugurated its state-of-the-art Raghupati Singhania Centre of Excellence (RPSCOE) at Mysore.

Pioneers of radial technology, JK Tyre produced the first radial tyre in 1977 and is currently the market leader in Truck Bus Radial segment. With over three decades of technological innovation, JK Tyre offers tyre for entire range of passenger and commercial vehicles, starting from a 3 kg two-wheeler tyre to a 3.5 ton OTR tyre.

JK Tyre & Industries Ltd has a strong network of 4000 dealers and over 400 dedicated Brand shops called as Steel Wheels and Xpress Wheels providing complete solutions to its customers.