Arvind Poddar, chairman and managing director of Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT), wasn't able to attend his induction into the Tire Industry Association Hall of Fame on Oct. 29 due to a death in the family. But thanks to a video message and one big announcement, he was there in more than just spirit.
In 2010, Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT for short) was a $300 million tire manufacturer. Its off-highway products, including OTR and agricultural tires, were produced in three plants in India. The tires were not exported on a global basis.
The new off-highway tire plant built by Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT) in Bhuj, India, is already running at 46% capacity. In 2017, it will be at full capacity, producing 51-inch OTR tires, ag tires, industrial tires and more.
BKT USA Inc. has hired Mike Connor as head of OE sales. Connor will work out of the company's Akron, Ohio, office.
BKT Tires Inc., the subsidiary of Balkrishna Industries Ltd., has accepted the resignation of Shawn Rasey, president of the company's heavy construction and mining tire division.
Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT) has named Brian Robinson vice president of its BKT USA Inc. subsidiary.
BKT (USA) Inc. introduced the newest members of its Americas-based OTR management team at the Tire Industry Association (TIA) Off-the-Road Tire Conference being held in Marco Island, Fla.
Registration for the 2014 Off-the-Road Tire Conference already has set a record -- and it doesn't start until Feb. 19! The four-day conference, sponsored by the Tire Industry Association (TIA), will be held at the Marco Island Marriott Resort & Golf Club in Naples, Fla.
Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT) announced it will introduce three specialty tires at Tyrexpo India in Chennai, India, July 9-11, 2013.
Rajiv Poddar, executive director of Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT), will open Tyrexpo India at the Chennai Trade Centre in Chennai, India, July 9-11, 2013.