JK Tyre Announces Strategic Partnership with EKA Mobility
JK Tyre Announces Strategic Partnership with EKA Mobility

Indian tire industry leader JK Tyre & Industries has announced a strategic partnership with EKA Mobility, a prominent player in the electric mobility sector, boasting equity partners such as Mitsui Co., Ltd. (Japan) & VDL Groep (Netherlands).

This collaboration solidifies JK Tyre's standing as a frontrunner in delivering "Connected Mobility Solutions," featuring a pioneering cloud-based monitoring system. Through their mobility solutions program, the company offers extensive tire management services. The formal agreement was signed in Pune, witnessed by Mr. Sanjeev Sharma, AVP of Fleet Management & Mobility Solutions at JK Tyre, and Mr. Vijaykumar Yelne, President of EKA Mobility.

Under the agreement, JK Tyre will supply its latest generation of EV tires equipped with Connected Treel Sensors for real-time monitoring to EKA's fleet. Additionally, JK Tyre has deployed a dedicated team of seasoned professionals to provide 24/7 support at depots and en route assistance. Commencing with the existing fleet in Mumbai, the company will extend comprehensive support to EKA's fleet across all cities.

Srinivasu Allaphan, Director-Sales & Marketing, JK Tyre & Industries said, “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.”

The objective of this partnership is to transform the electric vehicle (EV) sector by innovating the development and manufacturing of next-generation EV tires, tailored to address the distinct requirements of electric vehicles.

JK Tyre is renowned for its state-of-the-art mobility solutions, effectively overseeing the operations of top brands in the nation's fleet industry. The latest line of EV tires by JK Tyre, specifically designed for commercial vehicles, aims to deliver peak performance and efficiency. Throughout its history, JK Tyre has consistently led the way in tire industry innovation and excellence, introducing groundbreaking products.

Vijaykumar Yelne, President, EKA Mobility added, “This strategic partnership with JK Tyre is a significant step towards our vision of 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." 

EKA Mobility stands out as one of the few Indian enterprises providing complete solutions, encompassing the design, manufacturing, and technology aspects of electric new energy commercial vehicles in India. Over the past two years, the company has introduced a range of electric vehicles, including electric city buses, staff carriers, school buses, and a 9-meter hydrogen fuel-cell electric bus. Now, EKA Mobility is gearing up to venture into last-mile delivery with its lineup of electric light commercial vehicles (e-LCVs), meticulously designed and customized to meet the specific needs of Indian customers and businesses.

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