Mumbai, 5 November, 2018:Balkrishna Industries Limited (BKT), India’s leading manufacturer of off-highway tires has proudly announced that it’s Chairman & Managing Director, Mr. Arvind Poddar has been inducted in the 2018 Tire Industry Hall of Fame instituted by the Tire Industry Association (TIA). Awarded in recognition of his significant impact made within the tire industry, this honour was conferred to him at an award ceremony held on October 29, 2018 at Paris Las Vegas Hotel in USA.

TIA’s Hall of Fame Award is the highest honour any individual in the entire tire industry can achieve. The award is given to honour, preserve and perpetuate the names and outstanding accomplishments of those who have contributed greatly to the growth and development of the tire industry. Induction into the Hall of Fame is the highest honour from TIA and it is conferred on an annual basis to deserving leaders in the tire industry.

Induction of Mr. Poddar into the TIA Hall of Fame isn’t merely a personal accolade but testimony of BKT’s excellence. BKT now sets benchmarks in the global Off-Highway tire market for its innovation and customer satisfaction which has one of the most extensive product portfolios in the segment.

Mr. Arvind Poddar, Chairman & Managing Director – BKT, said, “I am delighted to have received this honour from the well-known Tire Industry Association. This accolade isn’t merely a recognition of my life-long contribution to the tire industry but also acknowledgement of the outstanding work that BKT has done over the last few decades. In the years ahead, I will continue contributing towards supporting the global tire industry through BKT’s unmatched efforts at providing technologically and qualitatively superior products.”

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is an international non-profit association representing all segments of the tire industry. The mission of TIA is to promote tire safety through training and education, to act as the principal advocate in government affairs, and to enhance the image and professionalism of the industry so that member businesses may be more successful. TIA has over 9,000 members from all 50 US states and around the globe.

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