JK Tyre & Industries Ltd has been honoured with 2015 Silver Level Certification in its Supplier Quality Excellence Process by Caterpillar. The award has been given to the company as an appreciation for its Mysore OTR manufacturing plant’s high level of quality, process control, delivery and performance that helps improve productivity and thereby, provide value to the end users. Earlier, the same facility also received the prestigious Golden Peacock Environment Award in 2011.
Caterpillar’s Supplier Quality Excellence Process recognises suppliers who demonstrate their commitment to excellence and drive a “zero defects” culture within their organisations. To receive SQEP certification, the suppliers need to adhere to stringent supplier performance parameters. The various parameters on which suppliers are judged include product quality and shipping performance that SQEP measures over a period of 12 months.
Speaking on the occasion, SBU Head of Off The Road Business, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd. Devesh Dabas said, “Receiving the Silver Level Certification reinforces our commitment to provide world-class products and after sales services to the end consumers. It is our constant endeavor to improve our services so as to achieve customer delight. Our mission is to be a global, customer-obsessed company, committed to excellence and we are constantly working towards it. We feel honored to be awarded the certificate of excellence and truly value our business relationship with a global company like Caterpillar.”
JK Tyre’s Mysore plant has been operational since 2009 and is known to be a technologically-advanced tyre manufacturing facility. Recently in 2012, the capacity of the plant was increased and as of today, the plant produces 1.06 million tyres per annum. This plant also manufactures India’s largest tyre, VEM 045, a 12-feet high, 3.7-tonne tyre. The tyre does its duty on the biggest rigid dump-truck in India.
Caterpillar Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial turbines and diesel-electric locomotives.