Balkrishna Industries Limited, BKT, started in the Off-Highway tires business in 1987 in India. Since then, BKT has successfully focused on specialty segments in agriculture, construction, industrial, mining, port, ATV, and lawn and garden. With a state-of-the-art R&D facility, today BKT has a product range of over 2,700 high-performance tires sold in over 160 countries.
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Understanding the performance of tires and tire mechanics is critical in determining their influence on the ride, handling and safety of cars, commercial vehicles, and airplanes. With over 90 years of expertise in rubber testing, Smithers provides custom tire analysis and standard testing to meet your requirements.
Our experts recognize the importance and legislative demands for accurate tire mechanics and assists businesses and individuals with tire testing to understand tire construction, material selection and lifetime expectations. Extensive physical testing of tires in our tire testing lab is supported by compound development, analysis and a full failure analysis service.