Raghupati Singhania Centre of Excellence at Indian Institute of Technology-Madras honored with ATMA Award

Raghupati Singhania Centre of Excellence

India, February 10, 2023: ‘Raghupati Singhania Center of Excellence for Vehicle Dynamics and Tyre Mechanics’ at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Madras instituted by JK Tyre & Industries Ltd. was honoured with the Outstanding Achievement in Research and Innovation Award by the Automotive Tire Manufacturers’ Association (ATMA)

The award was given to acknowledge the longest running industry-academia collaborations in the country between JK Tyre & IIT-Madras and for being instrumental in promoting innovation and growth in technology and creating a skilled workforce.

Receiving the award Prof. R Krishna Kumar, Professor, IIT Madras, who is also the Technology Advisor to CMD & MD, JK Tyre, said, “The Raghupati Singhania Centre of Excellence at IIT Madras is one of the most successful research project collaboration running successfully for the past two decades. It is a futuristic R&D facility that introduces cutting-edge technologies to promote innovation. The center has produced eight PhDs, sixteen Master’s theses and several MTech theses. Moreover, it offers its trained workforce the chance to collaborate with renowned OEMs in the nation in the fields of vehicle dynamics and tyre technology. With a bright team constantly developing new revolutionary technology, we hope to contribute a great deal to the tyre industry. I am ever grateful to JK tyres for extending its R&D facilities for the students to pursue research, a rarity in the corporate world”. 

About JK Tyre & Industries Limited 

The flagship company of the JK Group, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd is among the world’s top 25 manufacturers. Pioneers of radial technology, the Company produced the first radial tyre in 1977 and is currently the market leader in the Truck Bus Radial segment. The Company provides end-to-end solutions across passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, farming and Off-the-Road as well as two- and three-wheeler segments. A global force, JK Tyre is present in 105 countries with more than 180 global distributors. The Company has 12 globally benchmarked ‘sustainable’ manufacturing facilities – 9 in India and 3 in Mexico – that collectively produce around 32 million tyres annually. The Company also has a strong network of more than 6000 dealers and 650+ dedicated brand shops called Steel Wheels and Xpress Wheels. 

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