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Indian tyre industry major and market leader in the tyre segment, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd. inaugurated its 12th brand shop for commercial vehicles in Maharashtra, enhancing their last mile presence in the State. This new facility operated by ARM Logistic Solutions Pvt. Ltd was inaugurated by Mr. Anuj Kathuria, President (India), JK Tyre & Industries Ltd.

Spread over 4,500 square feet and strategically located on State Highway 48 (Panvel-Kanyakumari), this cutting-edge one-stop shop is designed to deliver best-in-class customer solutions to commercial vehicle owners. The state-of-the-art facility features a wide range of standard and smart tyres for commercial vehicles, advanced wheel servicing equipment, highly qualified technical advisors, and an experience zone showcasing the unique attributes of JK Tyre’s exclusive stores.

The launch of the new Brand Shop in Maharashtra is in line with the company’s aim to bolster its retail presence in the state and across the country. These services include computerized wheel alignment, tyre rotation, nitrogen inflation, and tyre inflation, all performed under one roof to give the customer a 360-degree experience.

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CARE Ratings Ltd. (CARE) has upgraded the long-term rating for bank facilities and instrument of JK Tyre and Industries Limited (JKTI) from CARE A+ to CARE AA- and reaffirmed the short-term ratings of CARE A1+. The outlook has also been revised from Positive to Stable. The ranking takes into account stronger operational and financial results in FY24 as a result of expanding operations’ scale and notable improvements in profitability margins.

JK Tyre & Industries has also been recognized as the first tyre manufacturer in the country to receive the prestigious International Sustainability & carbon Certification (ISCC) Plus for its Chennai plant. This certification underscores the company’s commitment to integrating sustainability into the manufacturing processes and promoting an environmentally conscious future.

Achieving ISCC Plus certification requires compliance with numerous criteria, including the traceability of raw materials, adherence to environmental regulations, preservation of ecosystems, upholding labour and human rights, and promoting sustainable economic development. The comprehensive final audit for this certification was conducted by the Indian counterpart of the certification body based in Kolkata.

JK Tyre aims to become a carbon-neutral brand by 2050 and reduce its carbon intensity by 50% by 2030. The Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) has validated the company’s commitment to lowering overall greenhouse gas emissions.

The JK Tyre Chennai plant, certified as a zero-liquid discharge facility in 2021, also earned the title of “National Energy Leader” at the 21st National Award for Excellence in Energy Management in 2020. In 2017, it was recognized by the International Research Institute for Manufacturing (IRIM) for its sustainability and green manufacturing techniques. Additionally, the facility has received the “Excellent Energy Efficient Unit” award from CII for six consecutive years since 2015.

The ISCC (International Sustainability & Carbon Certification) Plus is a voluntary certification scheme for bio-based and circular (recycled) raw materials. The certification is granted following a rigorous verification process ensuring compliance with ISCC requirements, including the traceability of certified materials throughout the entire supply chain, from origin to finished product.

jk tyre launches four new tyres 2024 commerical vehicles

JK Tyre & Industries, today also introduced an advanced range of tyres designed to meet the evolving needs of the transportation sector. JK Tyre plans to further strengthen their Truck & Bus Radial range with four new variants: JETWAY JUM XM, JETWAY JUC XM, JETSTEEL JDC XD, and the revolutionary JETWAY JUXe for electric buses. The expansion of its product portfolio underscores JK Tyre’s dedication to providing advanced, high-performance solutions that combine superior performance, economic benefits, and environmental responsibility.

These new tyres mark a significant milestone for JK Tyre and its commitment to driving sustainable mobility solutions. By delivering tyres that enhance performance, operational efficiency, cost savings and sustainability, JK Tyre continues to lead the way in revolutionizing India’s transportation landscape.

Speaking at the launch, Mr. Anuj Kathuria, President (India), JK Tyre & Industries Ltd, said, “As a leader in this category, we have a deep understanding of the segment and feel a responsibility to introduce sustainable solutions with advanced technology. Our latest offerings demonstrate our unwavering commitment to delivering high-performance, economically viable, and environmentally conscious solutions. We are confident that these tyres will serve as a dependable companion for fleet operators, ensuring safety on the move.”

JK Tyre’s advanced R&D center in Mysuru and state-of-the-art manufacturing processes have played a crucial role in the development of these products. All four tyres have undergone extensive testing in a variety of conditions to meet the highest standards of quality and performance. The four innovative tyres are:

JETWAY JUM XM:

The JETWAY JUM XM boasts a 4-Star Rating and an RRc value of 4.9 KN/n, making it the most energy-efficient in its category. This next-generation tubeless tyre is designed specifically for buses and trucks to set new benchmarks for fuel economy and cost optimization. This translates to significant fuel savings for transporters, addressing a crucial factor as fuel expenses account for approximately 50% of total operating costs in India. Additionally, reducing fuel consumption will also help to significantly reduce carbon emissions, providing a sustainable and economically viable solution for the transportation industry.

JETWAY JUC XM and JETSTEEL JDC XD:

In response to India’s robust infrastructure development, the company has launched its cutting-edge X-Series product range: JETWAY JUC XM and JETSTEEL JDC XD tyres. Engineered to meet the current demand, these two tyres offer enhanced performance, durability, and efficiency.

With a remarkable 10% longer tyre life, the JUC XM has been developed for tippers and trailers, delivering lower operational costs and increased efficiency, making it an ideal choice. Whereas, the JDC XD tyre is made to handle the demanding requirements of heavy-load transportation, ensuring long-lasting performance and reliability even in on- and off-road conditions. Known for its durability and sturdiness, the tyre is built for use in tippers on drive and dummy axles.

JETWAY JUXe:

Specially designed for electric buses, the JETWAY JUXe is a revolutionary tyre in the category posited to redefine performance and sustainability standards in the electric vehicle (EV) segment. The low RRc tyres enable electric buses to travel more kilometers per charge, contributing to enhanced efficiency and operational cost savings. In addition to its energy-efficient design, the JUXe marks JK Tyre’s foray into low-noise tyres, aligning with the company’s commitment to sustainability. Low-noise tyres not only contribute to a quieter urban environment but also promote eco-friendly transportation solutions, making them ideal for the evolving needs of India’s sustainable mobility landscape.

The JETWAY JUXe tyre will also be deployed on TATA Motors’ EV buses, demonstrating a collaborative effort to drive innovation and sustainability in India’s public transportation sector.

Mohit Soni
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NOT A Commander, Director, Editor-In-This/ That, CEO, MD, President, Entrepreneur, etc etc. Just a first employee at Thrust Zone with a team of enthusiasts who love car and motorcycles more than anything else in the world, just like I do. Hashtag blessed

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