JK Tyre & Industries, a key player in the Indian tyre industry, has partnered with EKA Mobility, a leader in the electric mobility sector, with equity partners Mitsui Co., Ltd. (Japan) and VDL Groep (Netherlands).

This partnership strengthens JK Tyre’s position as the industry leader in providing “Connected Mobility Solutions,” a groundbreaking cloud-based monitoring solution. The company’s mobility solutions programme includes comprehensive tyre management. The long-term deal was inked in Pune by Mr. Sanjeev Sharma, AVP, Fleet Management & Mobility Solutions of JK Tyre, and Mr. Vijaykumar Yelne, President of EKA Mobility.

JK Tyre will offer EKA’s fleet a new generation of EV tyres equipped with Connected Treel Sensors for real-time monitoring. JK Tyre has dispatched a dedicated team of seasoned personnel to provide 24-hour support at the depots and en route assistance. Beginning with the currently deployed fleet in Mumbai, the company will provide comprehensive support for EKA’s fleet in all cities.

Regarding collaboration, Srinivasu Allaphan, Director-Sales & Marketing, at JK Tyre & Industries, says, “At JK Tyre, we are at the forefront of industry transformation by offering cutting-edge technologies and products. We are glad to partner with EKA Mobility to offer comprehensive mobility solutions. This collaboration aligns with our commitment to innovation and excellence in tyre management, ensuring that our customers receive unparalleled service and support across their entire mobility needs. Additionally, it serves as a reminder of our dedication to environmental stewardship and product advancement.”

Vijaykumar Yelne, President of EKA Mobility, added, “This strategic partnership with JK Tyre is a significant step towards creating an ecosystem for Environment-Conscious Mobility. Both companies share a commitment to sustainability, and we look forward to collaborating JK Tyre’s expertise in tyre manufacturing with EKA’s innovative EV technology. Our combined expertise will pave the way for innovative solutions that not only enhance the performance of electric vehicles but also contribute to a greener and more sustainable future.”

This collaboration intends to transform the EV landscape by developing and producing new generation EV tyres that are specifically developed to satisfy the unique needs of electric vehicles.

JK Tyre provides cutting-edge mobility solutions while effectively managing the fleets of the country’s major brands.  JK Tyre’s new range of EV tyres for commercial vehicles is intended to provide maximum performance and efficiency. JK Tyre has long been at the forefront of developing innovation and excellence in the tyre industry through its revolutionary products.

EKA Mobility is one of India’s only companies that provides end-to-end design, manufacture, and technology for electric-new-energy commercial vehicles. In the previous two years, the company has produced electric city buses, staff carriers, and school buses, as well as a 9-metre hydrogen fuel-cell electric bus, and is now preparing to enter the last-mile delivery market with a range of e-LCVs created and customised for Indian customers and enterprises.

For more information, visit: https://www.jktyre.com/

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