JK Tyre Opens Operations in the USA

JK Tyre

In a concerted move to accelerate its global expansion efforts, the India-headquartered tyre major, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd., has announced the commencement of operations in the United States.

JK Tyre Establishes Western Tyres Inc.

JK Tyre has set up a new entity - Western Tires INC – based at Houston, Texas, thereby, embarking upon an aggressive plan to take its global business to the next level.

JK Tyre has been exporting to the United States for over past two decades through a network of local partners and with the acquisition of JK Tornel and enhancement of capacity at JK Tyre India, there has been a steady growth in the global markets including the US. With the formation of Western Tires INC, the company now has its own marketing arm for the U.S. that will focus on sales, service and network expansion. To ensure a robust delivery model, the after-sales service will be backed by a team of technical experts from India and Mexico.

Commenting on JK Tyre’s journey in the global markets, Dr. Raghupati Singhania, Chairman & Managing Director, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd. said, “The United States has been an important export market for us. The fact that we are now setting-up our operations here goes to show the significance of this country in our larger global expansion plans. Our products have been appreciated for superior quality, technological advancements and robustness across the world, and we have received a similar response from our customers in the United States. With our own sales & marketing channel, we are furthering our commitment towards the U.S. market to provide an enhanced delivery and service experience to our customers.” 

About the author

David is the Owner and Publisher of Retreading Business. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyres & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.

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