India, January 07, 2020: Caterpillar has awarded BKT's Bhuj plant SQEP (SupplierQuality Excellence Process) Gold certification, an importantacknowledgement reserved for suppliers who have stood out during the year forachieving the highest levels in terms of quality and control over processes.


It is a great success for the Bhuj production site, already BKT's flagship.Opened in 2015, Bhuj is one of the Group's most innovative factories: anautonomous, cutting-edge plant in terms both of its manufacturing assets andits infrastructure to support its employees.

Here the radial tires of the EARTHMAX range for CAT vehicles aremade. Specifically, they are tires designed to facilitate better ground load distribution for dumptrucks, wheel loaders, dozers, graders and some multi-purpose vehicles. Inaddition, the tires in the EARTHMAX range stand out for their All Steel, structure, which guarantees resistance for the casing of theseproducts and better distribution of ground loads.


The SQEP Gold certification obtained by BKT, besides rewarding theIndian multinational's commitment in logistics and its range of innovative,high-quality products, is further confirmation of the successful collaborationbetween Caterpillar and BKT, which lays the basis for even stronger synergiesand partnerships in the future.


This certification really means a great deal to BKT – saysArvind Poddar, Chairman and Managing Director of BKT we are proudof receiving this prestigious recognition from Caterpillar and we hope infuture years not only to maintain our high standards and performance with ourcustomers, but to even go further by continuously improving: BKT's journey isone marked by continuous evolution and development.”


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Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT) is atire manufacturing company based in India. The BKT group manufacturers anextensive and modern range of off-highway tires specifically for vehiclesoperating in agricultural, industrial, earthmoving, mining, port, ATV, andgardening industries. BKT's innovative solutions are designed to meet the mostdemanding ranges of use and entail over 2,700 different products sold in morethan 160 countries worldwide. Visit the website

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