RS Centre of Excellence opens today

Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy will inaugurate the Raghupati Singhania Centre of Excellence (RPSCOE) of JK Tyre and Industries in Mysuru on Tuesday. Raghupati Singhania, chairman and managing director of JK Tyres, and Rajiv Prasad, director, India operations, will be present.

JK Tyres, which has three manufacturing units in the city, has invested Rs 75 crore on RPSCOE building, which houses equipment worth Rs 100 crore. The company has plans to acquire more equipment worth Rs 50 crore over the next one year. The centre is slated to grow over the years as it is related to research. At present, there are 180 people working at the centre, while one whole floor of the building is vacant in view of accommodating the staff in future.

RPSCOE, a state-of-the-art facility, comprises Hari Shankar Singhania Elastomer and Tyre Research Institute (HASETRI), JK Tyre Tech Centre, and RPSCOE for Tyre and Vehicle Mechanics. HASETRI is an independent research institute, specialising in the area of Elastomer Research and Tyre Mechanics. JK Tyre Tech Centre is the nerve centre for new product development, catering to current and emerging needs of customers. It is engaged in product design, development, validation and industrialisation, using sophisticated tools and techniques, covering all categories like passenger car radial, light truck radial, light truck bias, truck and bus radial, farm and off the road tyres. RPSCOE for Tyre and Vehicle Mechanics is an industry-institute collaboration. It is an R&D setup in collaboration with Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

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