Rajiv Poddar, Jt. managing director of Balkrishna Industries, says: “This alliance allows BKT to expand our OTR footprint in Canada. By aligning with Fountain Tire, we are able to serve a growing OTR segment.”
The alliance offers a new distribution channel for BKT while also broadening Fountain’s product line, providing an increased selection of OTR Bias and Radial tyres.
BKT says it was selected as a supplier due to its large product assortment of more than 2,700 tyres.
Yves Richard, senior director product & supply at Fountain, says: “Our customers have been asking for a more diverse product range. We’re delighted to have added BKT Tires to our OTR line-up in response. Continually evaluating and building upon our offering of quality products and services is a key part of Fountain Tire’s customer service commitment.”
Nelson Tonn, vice president, sales and mine service at Fountain, says: “Fountain Tire is in the business of helping people get there – safely, sustainably and successfully. The addition of BKT OTR tires to our product lineup allows us to support the diverse needs of our customers in mining, oil and gas and construction.”
BKT offers a large range of off-highway tyres specially designed for vehicles in the OTR and agricultural sectors, and it is particularly focused on developing the OTR segment. The company has recently expanded its Radial Earthmax line-up by introducing two Giant OTR sizes in 51 and 57 inches.