Thursday, September 16, 2021

JK Tyre’s World-Class Tyre Research Institute – ‘HASETRI’ Receives NABL Accreditation For Outdoor Tyre Testing

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.

In an effort to augment India’s tyre testing capabilities in accordance with the global benchmarks, Indian tyre industry major, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd, has added another significant accreditation in its name. JK Tyre’s independent research Institute – “Hari Shankar Singhania Elastomer & Tyre Research Institute (HASETRI)” got accreditation from the prestigious National Accreditation Board for Testing & Calibration Laboratories (NABL) for outdoor regulatory testing as per ISO/IEC 17025:2017. With this, HASETRI becomes the first Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (SIRO), recognized by DSIR, Govt. of India and an independent tyre Testing and Research Institute in India to receive such an accreditation from NABL.

Housed at the Company’s world-class R&D hub – “Raghupati Singhania Centre of Excellence” (RPSCOE) in Mysuru, HASETRI is one of the leading research institutes in Asia in the field of Rubber & Tyre Technology. The center is committed to the introduction of ground-breaking technologies and new products that cater to the current and emerging needs of customers across the world.

Under the scope for outdoor testing, the accreditation includes testing for Wet Grip and Coast by Noise for C1 (passenger) & C2 (light truck) category tyres as per ECE R117 method. The indoor tyre testing facilities for regulatory requirement like Rolling Resistance, Endurance and dynamic Growth etc. have already been accredited by NABL as per ISO/IEC 17025:2017.

Dr. R Mukhopadhyay, Director &CE- HASETRI said, “Once again, we are honored to receive such a prestigious accreditation from NABL. This is a recognition of our persistent efforts to upgrade the tyre testing infrastructure in India in accordance with international standards. This is going to significantly add to our endeavor of bringing technologically advanced products and solutions for our customers in India and across the world. The primary goal of HASETRI is to foster the development and evolution of new technologies for rubber and allied industries, and we are going to continuously work towards driving innovation in this direction.”

Additionally, HASETRI’s Rolling Resistance test facility is aligned with European reference laboratory and has got candidate laboratory status as per R117 requirement.

About 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

A global force, JK Tyre is present in over 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 6000 dealers and 650+ 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.

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