INDIAN OTR manufacturer BKT has introduced two new tyres to its materials handling range at the Tyrexpo Asia , held 19-21 March in Singapore.
Debuting at the show were 445/95 R25 Airomax AM27 pattern for high speed crane fitments and the Maglift STF solid range for fork lift trucks , along with the recently introduced Container King 18.00-25 tyre popular in Asian ports.
BKT currently claims around 5% of the global OTR market, with a long-term ambition to double that to 10% by 2020. A fourth manufacturing plant will add 350 Metric Tonnes (MT) per day to output by the end of 2014, bringing total capacity to 750 MT.
Meanwhile, another Indian tyre manufacturer, GRL, traditionally best known for bicycle and two-wheeler products, showcased its recent strategic investment in Off Highway Tyres, covering agricultural, industrial and construction applications.
The move is part of a major development programme that will culminate in commissioning of a new US$275 million production plant in Gujarat in 2015.
The additional capacity is set to increase production from a current level of 50 tonnes/day.
to 325 tonnes /day.