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BKT awarded SQEP Platinum certification from Caterpillar


August 18, 2021
By Rock to Road Staff

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Arvind Poddar, chairman and MD of BKT. Photo: BKT

BKT has been approved for Caterpillar’s Supplier Quality Excellent Process (SQEP) for 2021, and is being elevated from Gold level to Platinum.

“This important recognition is dedicated to suppliers who distinguish themselves over the year by achieving the highest levels of quality and control over processes,” BKT said in a press release.

“In particular BKT has stood out for its unwavering and total commitment in terms of leadership, quality, service and customer support,” it said. “A commitment made by the whole BKT team and which permeates every part of the company, from design to production, up to ongoing customer assistance.”

The SQEP Platinum certification, besides rewarding the Indian multinational’s efforts in logistics and its range of innovative products, is further confirmation of the successful collaboration between Caterpillar and BKT, which lays the basis for even stronger synergies and partnerships in the future, the company said.

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“We are proud of this result,” said Arvind Poddar, chair and MD of BKT. “We have not only confirmed the high quality of our processes, we have gone beyond that and reached the highest level possible. This prestigious recognition from Caterpillar is concrete proof of that, but we won’t stop here. We will try to continuously improve our standards and our performance for our suppliers. BKT’s journey is one marked by continuous evolution and development.”

About BKT

Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT) is a tire manufacturing company based in India.

BKT’s innovative solutions are designed to meet the most demanding ranges of use and entail more than 2,700 different products sold in more than 160 countries worldwide.