Shri Hari Shankar Singhania(20th June 1933- 22nd February 2013)
Shri Hari Shankar Singhania, was President of J.K. Organisation and Chairman of JK Tyre & Industries Limited for nearly four decades, from the year 1974 onwards. Hari Shankarji contributed immensely not only in the growth of this company but also in the industrialization and economic development of India. In recognition, he received numerous prestigious Indian & International Awards.
Tracing the roots
JK Tyre & Industries Ltd. is part of JK Organisation, one of the leading Private Sector Groups with multi-product, multi-location and multi-business operations in India founded over 100 years ago. The Vision of JK Tyre & Industries Ltd. is “To be amongst the most admired companies in India, committed to excellence”.
The Indian Powerhouse showcase
JK Tyre & Industries Ltd. has many firsts to its credit in the industry; this includes pioneering radial technology in India way back in 1977, leading it to be the Radial Leader in the country. It is the first Indian tyre manufacturer to make Radial tyres for an entire range of vehicles– Truck/Bus, LCV, Passenger Cars, MUV and Tractors.
JK Tyre has established its mark with automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers by partnering 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.
JK Tyre has actively engaged with its customers with its continual mass media presence. Through one of its print advertisements, JK Tyre states itself as ‘The Baadshah of radial tyres on Indian roads’ with more than 3 million truck and bus radial tyres on Indian roads. It is India’s No. 1 truck and bus radial tyre manufacturer. JK Tyre’s campaign 'Made for India and Made for You' is built around the advantage of using JK truck and bus radial tyres.
The ultimate benchmark of achievement
The Company has been actively promoting various disciplines of motorsport 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 motorsport talent. JK Tyre prodigies like Narain Karthikeyan, Armaan Ebrahim and Karun Chandhok have done India proud in the global arena.
JK Tyre is a green citizen and all its plants are ISO 14001-certified for environmental conservation. It has taken many green initiatives and launched the ‘Soles with Souls’ programme, an eco-friendly initiative to use discarded tyres as a lifestyle accessory, which has been acclaimed internationally. JK Tyre Mysore Plant is a recipient of the ‘Golden Peacock Environment Award’.