* Furthers its commitment towards providing Smart Tyre Technology
Indian tyre industry major & market leader in Truck Bus Radial segment, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd., announced its partnership with JBM Auto Ltd., leading manufacturer of high-end, convenient and sustainable public mobility solutions in India involving CNG and electric buses. Through this partnership, JK Tyre will supply best-in-class radial tyres fitted with its SMART Tyres device for JBM Auto’s CITYLIFE CNG and ECOLIFE electric buses in the city bus application.
JK Tyre and JBM Auto have joined hands with an objective of developing smart mobility solutions incorporating latest technology that offer optimum durability and performance. The association involves end-to-end ownership of “Total Tyre Management” with a dedicated team of JK Tyre professionals to assist 24X7 across its 11 workshops established in Delhi, Mumbai, and Ahmedabad.
JK Tyre will deliver unmatchable performance by setting up “Connected Mobility Solutions”, a first-of-its-kind cloud-based monitoring system. JK Tyre has been at the forefront of driving innovation and excellence in the tyre industry through the introduction of ground-breaking technologies and products that cater to diverse business segments in the automobile industry.
Commenting on the partnership, Mr. Srinivasu Allaphan, Director - Sales & Marketing, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd. said, “Being a market leader in the commercial segment, we at JK Tyre stand for our unwavering commitment towards innovation catering to the future mobility trends across segments. We have been actively working with different manufacturers to help them achieve advanced mobility solutions and our partnership with JBM Auto Ltd. is reflective of our commitment towards the same.”
SMART Tyre is an indigenous product from JK Tyre, which provides real-time information about the health of the tyres through smart sensors. Smart Tyres based on ‘Tyre Temperature and Pressure Monitoring system’ is an electronic system designed to monitor real time temperature and air pressure inside the pneumatic tyres on various types of vehicles.
JK Tyre & Industries Limited
The flagship company of JK Organisation, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd is amongst the top 25 manufacturers in the world. Pioneers of radial technology, the Company produced the first radial tyre in 1977 and is currently the market leader in Truck Bus Radial segment. The Company provides end-to-end solutions across segments of passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, farming, Off-the-Road and two & three-wheelers.
A global force, JK Tyre is present in 105 countries with over 180 Global distributors. The Company has 12 globally benchmarked ‘sustainable’ manufacturing facilities - 9 in India and 3 in Mexico – that collectively produce around 35 million tyres annually. The Company also has a strong network of over 4000 dealers and 550+ dedicated Brand shops called as Steel Wheels and Xpress Wheels.
JK Tyre’s unwavering commitment towards innovation is reflected through its state-of-the-art global research and technology centre – the Raghupati Singhania Centre of Excellence - in Mysore, which houses some of the world’s finest technologies and techniques.
JK Tyre launched India’s first ever ‘Smart Tyre’ technology-and introduced Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) which monitors the tyre’s vital statistics, including pressure and temperature. The company recently rolled out its 20 millionth Truck/Bus Radial tyre becoming the first and the only Indian company to achieve this milestone.
It is the only Indian tyre manufacturer to be included in the list of Superbrands India in 2019 for the seventh consecutive year. JK Tyre has been conferred the Sword of Honour for Safety across its plants by the British Safety Council,UK. The company entered the Limca Book of Records with the country’s largest off-the-road tyre - VEM 04.
JK Tyre is also synonymous with motorsport in the country. For over three decades, the Company has relentlessly worked towards shaping India’s positioning as the motorsport hub of Asia, developing the right infrastructure for the sport and promoting young talent in the arena.