JK Tyre and Industries Limited have entered the Limca Book of Records with the country’s largest off-the-road tyre - VEM 045. Introduced in 2014, the 40.00-57 VEM 045 tyre is 12 feet tall and weighs approximately 3.4 tons. JK Tyre introduced the product for India’s biggest rigid dump truck that has a payload capacity of up to 240 tons.
Speaking about entering the Limca Book of Records, Vikram Malhotra, Marketing Director, JK Tyre and Industries Ltd said that the VEM 045 has been widely appreciated for its sturdiness and functionality. An official release quotes Malhotra saying:
JK Tyre has been at the forefront of driving innovation in the Indian tyre industry and recognition from the Limca Book of Records is clearly reflective of our unwavering efforts in that direction. The VEM 045 has been widely appreciated for its sturdiness and functionality over these years. We are thrilled and further encouraged to introduce more such category-defining products and solutions in the future.
JK Tyre has a wide choice of products in the OTR (off-the-road) segment. The company offers tyres in different sizes to cater to the requirement of the Industrial and Mining segments. JK Tyre has a presence in 100 countries across six continents, backed by production support from 12 plants - 9 in India and 3 in Mexico. The tyre manufacturer has a capacity of 35 million tyres per annum.
JK Tyre also offers tyre for passenger and commercial vehicles, starting from a 3 kg two-wheeler tyre to a 3.5 ton OTR tyre.