JK Tyre and Industries Limited has launched its state-of-the-art truck wheels centre here on Monday. The ‘JK Tyre Truck Wheels Centre' would provide a one stop solution for the entire tyre & wheel related service needs of trucks and buses in the region. The centre would be operated by Universal Transport Service that has secured the franchisee for the Karaikal centre.

According to a release, the centre is equipped with facilities including a computerised truck tyre alignment machine, wheel balancing machine, automatic tyre changer, nitrogen inflator and truck tyre repair tools, all set to offer end-to-end tyre-related services for trucks and buses. The service provision envisages reduced maintenance cost and fuel consumption for consumers.

Earlier, inaugurating the facility, Vikram Malhotra, Vice President-Marketing, & Sales, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd, expressed hope that services like wheel alignment, balancing and nitrogen inflation help reduce operating costs and get the best out of their tyres. According to C. Ravindran, Managing Partner, Universal Transport Service, exclusive services like alignment and balancing were important in fleet services and with the increased speeds and maintenance standards. Fleets are realising the importance of these services. The JK Tyre Truck Wheels centre at Karaikal will cater to the needs of fleet operators in Puducherry and Tamil Nadu .