By MT Bureau| Dec 29, 2020

JK Tyre Plants Win CII Awards For Sustainable Manufacturing Practices

JK Tyre’s two manufacturing plants- Kankroli, Rajasthan and Chennai, TN, won Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) awards for their sustainable manufacturing practices.

The Kankroli plant has been awarded its exemplary efforts in water conservation taking a 3M approach to water conservation – Measure, Monitor and Management. The company said its Kankroli plant has the lowest water consumption in the world, in the tyre industry.

The company’s Chennai plant was recognized as Excellent ‘Energy Efficient Unit’ for the sixth consecutive time since 2015. Additionally, the plant also qualified for the recognition of ‘National Energy Leader’ during the 21st National Award for Excellence in Energy Management 2020 Forum by CII.

Commenting on the occasion, Anil Makkar, Manufacturing Director, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd said, “JK Tyre has set industry benchmarks for its efforts towards carbon footprint reduction and judicious use of resources. Our effort to create an environmentally conscious organization will help pave the way for industries to go green in the future.  Both Kankroli and Chennai are special projects and receiving such prestigious recognition for our efforts will further motivate us to continue in this path towards sustainable development. Our aim is to adopt and promote sustainable practices across our plants globally.”

The company has successfully provided a plethora of water-saving solutions in its Kankroli plant. The Air Handling Unit has had a replacement from nozzle type to cellulose pad, to decrease water loss through evaporation. Additionally, rainwater harvesting points have been set up across 4 points in the plant, which has led to a decrease in lake water consumption from 620 KLD to 348 KLD and an increase in rainwater consumption to 13.6% of total freshwater use.

The Chennai plant has effectively reduced the energy consumption by 11.6% that resulted in excellent cost savings in the span of three years. The plant has also achieved a 13% reduction in total CO2-e Emission intensity at 0.88 ton/ton of production. Additionally, the plant is using 57% of total power from the renewable source of wind and solar. (MT)

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