Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT) received a port tire manufacturer of the year award for port and terminal cargo handling equipment at the Terminal Operator Excellence Awards 2016 in Dubai, UAE.

Terminal Operator is an online and technical journal for ports and container terminals. BKT says the award was based on various parameters including technological innovation, product performance, durability, sustainable manufacturing and ease of recycling.

The Terminal Operator team visited BKT’s new production site at Bhuj, India, and rated the plant as the best with a high level of process automation and strict adherence to process control.

BKT supplies port application tires to most of the major terminal operators in the Middle East region. The performance of the BKT tires was among the best, both in terms of hourly costs and total service hours.

BKT has launched its new range of radial port tires:

  • Portmax PM 90 for reach stackers;
  • Portmax PM 93 for straddle carriers; and
  • Liftmax LM 81 for forklifts.

In addition, BKT says it will soon launch its radial tire range for terminal tractor applications.

The BKT group offers off-highway tires specially designed for vehicles in the agricultural, industrial, earthmoving, mining, ATV and gardening sector. For more information on BKT, visit

For MTD’s latest coverage of BKT’s Bhuj plant, see: “BKT Offers Bhuj Plant Update.”