New US$23m CB production plant to be constructed at BKT factory

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Balkrishna Industries Limited (BKT) is to build a new 8ha carbon black plant at its Bhuj production site in the state of Gujarat, India. It will produce 60,00 tons of the raw material a day.

In a move that aims to meet the increasing demand for off-highway tires, the Indian company will spend US$23m to add the new facility to the Bhuj site. Thanks to more accurate controls at the beginning of the manufacturing process, BKT claims the quality of raw material will be improved.

Launched in 2015 and extending over an area of 120ha, BKT’s Bhuj site is strategically positioned close to the commercial port of Mundra, and is the main hub for the BKT’s exports.

As part of the backward integration project implemented by BKT, the Bhuj site has already seen US$500m of investment to provide state-of-the-art production facilities and machinery.

August 23, 2017

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