Production Restarts for BKT

BKT-Tires

Production of BKT's tyres has partially restarted in all its Indian factories, following dialogue with and approval by the local governments of the States where the plants are located.

BKT Start Manufacturing Again

The Group, which specialises in off-highway tyres, has also restarted supply and delivery to the OEM and Aftermarket channels.

Nonetheless, the absolute priority for BKT is the safety of its workforce by minimising risks.

For this reason, it has equipped its manufacturing facilities with numerous measures, such as:

  • distancing between workers, also using some devices and structures to separate work units and workspaces;

  • the reorganisation of shifts, to enable distancing;

  • the construction of accommodation for workers, who can thus avoid using transport;

  • the installation of body temperature sensors;

  • the establishment of medical checks for all workers at the start of their shift with a doctor always present at every facility. 

In order to completely protect the health of its employees, BKT set up a task force which immediately started to study and draw up the operating plan, in other words the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), which was put to and approved by the Indian Government and local Governments.

Thanks to this work and to the supply chain team, which has remained in constant contact with the suppliers of raw materials, production has restarted without any time being lost.

About the author

Richard Wilson is the deputy editor for Commercial Tyre Business. Since 2015, Richard has worked as a correspondent for all of the titles across the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group namely: Retreading Business, Tyre & Rubber Recycling, The Tyreman and Truck and Bus News. Richard has worked on/off from the age of 16 for the company and whilst gaining a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and Business Studies at Coventry University, he developed his writing skills at the University paper and more recently writing his own independent blog.

Contact: richard.wilson@retreadingbusiness.com

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