BKT Bhuj Plant Manufactures First Radial Ag Tire

March 4, 2022

Balkrishna Industries Ltd.'s (BKT) Bhuj, India, plant has produced its first radial ag tire. The company plans to achieve full manufacturing capacity of 50,000 metric tons at the plant within six months.

"The worldwide demand for agricultural tires is on the upswing," says Arvind Poddar, BKT chairman and managing director.

"There is a strong indication that growth in this sector is here to stay and in keeping with the company's vision of growth and quality, the present expansion would meet the expectations from our loyal customers.

"During one of the most difficult times that the world has seen by way of the pandemic in 2021, we adopted a strategy that helped us satisfy even our most demanding customers and deliver our products as per their requirements," he adds.

Ag tire production at the Bhuj plant "is the culmination of an investment of 95 million euros," according to a statement from BKT.