New Delhi, March 22, 2019: Leading tyre manufacturer and pioneers of radial technology in India, JK Tyre and Industries Limited, achieved a remarkable feat by entering the prestigious Limca Book of Records with the country’s largest off-the-road tyre – VEM 045.
Launched in 2014, the 40.00-57 VEM 045 stands 12 ft. tall and weighs around 3.4 tons. The size JK Tyre specifically introduced the distinct tyre for India’s biggest rigid dump-truck that has a payload capacity of upto 240 tons.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Vikram Malhotra, Marketing Director, JK Tyre and Industries Ltd said, “JK Tyre has been at the forefront of driving innovation in the Indian tyre industry and recognition from the Limca Book of Records is clearly reflective of our unwavering efforts in that direction. The VEM 045 has been widely appreciated for its sturdiness and functionality over these years. We are thrilled and further encouraged to introduce more such category-defining products and solutions in the future.”
JK Tyre offers a comprehensive product range in the OTR (off-the-road) segment that is highly efficient and Performance-oriented. The tyres come in different sizes to cater to all the Industrial and Mining segments.
About JK Tyre and Industries Limited:
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.