Indian tyre major, JK Tyre & Industries today announced that as part of its concerted move to accelerate global expansion efforts, has started operations in the United States. The company which is among the world’s top 25 tyre manufacturers, 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 says it 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 US. With the formation of the Western Tires, it now has its own marketing arm for the United States 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 and MD, JK Tyre & Industries 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 and marketing channel, we are furthering our commitment towards the U.S. market to provide an enhanced delivery and service experience to our customers.”
JK Tyre says it has gain acceptance in the US market across multiple segments, such as truck and bus radial tyres, passenger car tyres and light truck tyres. The company says it is focused on further driving sales in these segments through the introduction of new products and enhancement of sales channels.
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