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JK Tyre inaugurates its Global Research and Technical Centre in Mysuru

August 29, 2018, 04:23 PM IST by Nikhil Puthran
JK Tyre inaugurates its Global Research and Technical Centre in Mysuru

- First of its kind Research and Development facility with ‘Semi-Anechoic Chamber’
- Inaugurated by HD Kumaraswamy, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka
- Detailed research in areas like material and compound development, future technology development, computational mechanics and tyre characterization 

JK Tyre, one of the leading tyre manufacturers in the country has inaugurated its ‘state-of-the-art ‘global technology centre - Raghupati Singhania Centre of Excellence (RPSCOE) in Mysuru, Karnataka. The facility has been inaugurated by HD Kumaraswamy, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka in the presence of Dr. Raghupati Singhania, Chairman and Managing Director, JK Tyre and Industries Ltd.

The RPSCOE Centre is part of the Harishankar Singhania Elastomer and Tyre Research Institute (HASETRI), and the company claims that the facility is a conglomeration of the best scientists, engineers and technicians in the industry who have come together to optimize product performance and product design cycle time through simulation and predictive techniques. JK Tyre has invested an enormous amount of resources in the development of the centre that takes root in the company’s ethos of placing best-in-class technology at the heart of its products.

Research at RPSCOE focuses on multiple aspects of tyre technology which include developing advanced laboratory predictors for tyre performance and providing key inputs for life prediction of rubber products. The Centre also conducts research across other areas that include material and compound development, future technology development, computational mechanics and tyre characterization. Interestingly, the Centre also gets the industry-first, Semi-Anechoic Chamber, which uses specialised software for Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) data analysis. The one-of-a-kind Semi-Anechoic Chamber can be used to record accurate NVH data for a car, motorcycle or truck tyres.

Speaking at the inaugural event, HD Kumaraswamy, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka, said, “Mysuru has been known for reputed institutions like CFTRI, DRDO, BEML, Infosys and the Raghupati Singhania Centre of Excellence is another feather in the cap of Mysuru. I greatly appreciate JK Tyre for setting up this “Global Technology Centre” that will provide technology to its identities in India and abroad. JK Tyre has had a presence in Mysuru for the last 21 years, and that too as the only tyre manufacturing company of large tyres in Karnataka. I urge the company under the able leadership of Dr. Raghupati Singhania to continue its good work by providing tailormade courses through HASETRI and RPS Centre of Excellence to the youth of Karnataka and contribute to the economic and social development of Mysuru.”

Adding to it, Dr. Raghupati Singhania, Chairman and Managing Director, JK Tyre and Industries Ltd, said, “RPSCOE is a celebration of excellence, it is a testimony to JK Tyre’s ethos of investing in technology. Ever since we introduced India to radial tyre technology in 1977, we have continued our search to stoke the scientific temperament. A year ago, we rolled out our 10 millionth truck/bus radial tyre from our plant in Mysuru, becoming the first company in India to do so. Today, it gives me immense joy to say that with this Centre we have added to the list of the many firsts for JK Tyre. We want RPSCOE to become an aspiration not only for the people of Mysuru but for the whole country. It has been a good beginning, now the people of Karnataka and Mysuru will have to support us in building this Centre, making it one of India’s treasured institutions for Research and Development.”

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