CII Honours JK Tyre & Industries with multiple prestigious awards for efficient and sustainable manufacturing practices

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~ Receives nine awards at the 4th CII National Kaizen Circle Competition 2021

~ Wins five awards at the 5th Edition CII National Energy Efficiency Circle Competition

New Delhi, June 24, 2021: Indian tyre industry major JK Tyre & Industries Limited has been recognized by one of India’s biggest industry bodies – Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for its enriching manufacturing practices at the ‘4th CII National Kaizen Circle Competition 2021’ and ‘5th Edition CII National Energy Efficiency Circle Competition’ respectively.

These competitions recognize the efforts of member companies that adopt Kaizens –upgrading of processes in manufacturing, engineering, supporting business processes, and energy management.

The awards honored JK Tyre’s adoption of Kaizen in its sustainable journey across quality, productivity, cost reduction, and digitization. The 4th edition witnessed participation from a total of 167 teams across various industries including 18 JK Tyre teams showcasing the best-implemented kaizen. The 5th edition saw participation from 180 teams exhibiting the best practices on energy efficiency including 17 teams from JK Tyre in nine categories across five locations. Demonstrating the integrated values in the manufacturing practices and processes, nine JK Tyre teams were awarded prestigious awards at the ‘4th CII National Kaizen Circle Competition 2021’. The awards were presented across categories such as Best Kaizen for Productivity Improvement, Best Kaizen for Energy & Utilities Management, Best Kaizen for Cost Reduction, Best Innovative Kaizen in Quality, and Best Digitization Kaizen. With an aim to recognize and Award “Excellence” in Energy Management in Industries, 5 JK Tyre teams were recognized at the 5th Edition CII National Energy Efficiency Circle Competition. Focused on energy conservation, the awards were across the categories – Best Energy Efficient Organisation (Mysuru), Best Case Study on Low Carbon and Carbon Neutral initiative (Chennai), Best Implementation of ISO 50001 Energy Management System (Chennai), Best Energy Efficient Case Study Appreciation (Kankroli) and Best Application & Uses of Renewable Energy (Chennai).

Mr. Anil Makkar, Manufacturing Director, JK Tyre & Industries said, “Being recognized by such esteemed awards is an honor for JK Tyre as it showcases our longstanding commitment towards maintaining world-class sustainable manufacturing standards. As the pioneers in the tyre industry, we are engaged in continuous improvement of our processes through Kaizen and deliver products at par with the global standards. Such recognition motivates us to contribute more and continue our efforts towards delivering excellence to society with minimal environmental impact.”

JK Tyre is a responsible corporate and is not only driven by the need to make the world a better place through the manufacturing of a safer and technologically advanced product, but also by widening its prosperity circle.

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. In 2020, the company 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 won the Economic Times Iconic Brands of the Year 2020. 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.

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