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BKT Awarded 'Port Tyre Manufacturer of the Year'

18 April, 2017

Balkrishna Industries Ltd (BKT) has been awarded as the “Port Tyre Manufacturer of the Year” at the 2016 Terminal Operator Excellence Awards in Dubai. The award was for port and terminal cargo handling equipment and based on various parameters including technological innovation, product performance, durability, sustainable manufacturing and ease of recycling.

The Terminal Operator team visited BKT’s new production site at Bhuj and rated the plant as the best with a high level of process automation and strict adherence to process control.

“Recently, TRS took 15 customers on a tour through BKT’s new off-highway tyre plant in Bhuj, located in the northern state of Gujarat, India,” says Ivan Burrows, key account manager for TRS Tyre and Wheel. “Based on 312 acres of land at a cost of half a billion US dollars, it was impressive to seeBKT’s dedication to product development, continual technological advancement and desire to be the recognised global leader for all off-highway tyre solutions.”

Available from TRS, the BKT industrial tyre range offers a complete tyre package for port operations including the Portmax PM 90 for reach stackers, Portmax PM 93 for straddle carriers and Liftmax LM 81 for forklifts. The Portmax radial range helps to significantly reduce fuel consumption resulting in lower operating costs and benefits for the environment thanks to its low rolling resistance. With the ability to dissipate heat, the Portmax is well suited to cyclic operations on ports. The new Portmax PM93 for straddle carriers which comes in the size 16.00R25 features an all steel radial casing, with multi-layer steel belts, providing strength and high-load capacity. The 18.00R25 Portmax PM90 for reach stackers has flexibility and strength to provide overall machine stability and excellent load distribution, greatly improving operator safety.  BKT is now a highly regarded tyre brand operating on many ports both globally and throughout New Zealand and they continue to exceed customer expectations.

Manufactured in India, BKT has been growing rapidly internationally as one of the world leaders of off-highway tyres. BKT has the widest product range with more than 2000 off-highway tyres to cover almost every possible application. BKT release around 150 new sizes annually with many of these being incorporated into the New Zealand market and BKT has grown to become the largest selling agricultural tyre brand in NZ.

TRS, NZ’s largest importer & distributor of agricultural & industrial tyre and wheel systems, are the authorised distributor of BKT tyres in New Zealand. TRS offer an extensive product range covering industrial and agricultural applications. When it comes to advice, TRS can call on years of extensive product knowledge to ensure you get the correct tyre for the job, call now on 0800 336 334
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