JK Tyre started manufacturing tyres in 1977 with a capacity of 0.5 million tyres per annum. It has grown multi-fold over the years, and currently has a capacity of more than 16.6 million tyres per annum from its 9 plants in India and Mexico.
JK Tyre & Industries Ltd is an Automotive Tyre, Tubes and Flaps manufacturing company based in Delhi, India. The name JK is derived from the initials of Kamlapatji and his father Seth Juggilal. It is the radial tyre leader in India and is the only tyre manufacturer offering the entire range of 4 wheeler radials for trucks, buses and cars. JK Tyre has a worldwide customer base in over 80 countries across all 7 continents. JK Tyre acquired Mexican tyre major – Tornel in 2008.
JK Tyre has 6 modern plants in India which are strategically located at:
JK Tyre has also enhanced its global reach by taking over Tornel, a renowned Mexican company, which has 3 plants in Mexico. All of these plants are equipped with the world’s most advanced manufacturing and testing machines.
JK Tyre is a leading corporate entity, which believes in excellence, innovation and technology. It has continuously modernised and expanded its manufacturing facilities to retain the edge in several markets across the world. The key area of thrust continues to be in enlarging its offering to expand the customer base, providing them with better quality of products and value added services.
The Company has been actively promoting various disciplines of motor sport in India and has invested over Rs. 100 crores towards building infrastructure. The Racing and Karting programmes are the breeding ground for the country's young motorbsport talent. JK Tyre prodigies like Narain Karthikeyan, Armaan Ebrahim and Karun Chandhok have done India proud in the global arena.
JK Tyre has established its mark with automotive original equipment manufacturers by partnering with some of the biggest names in the Indian automobile industry, including Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors, Ashok Leyland, Mahindra & Mahindra, Volvo Eicher, General Motors, Volkswagen, Fiat, Nissan, and TAFE.