“We wish, therefore, to reiterate that we are not in negotiations with JK Tyres to sell/dispose of Birla Tyres, our tyre business….”
Kesoram’s statement continued that, “in this connection, we wish to clearly and categorically state that the company will continue to be in the tire business. Any reports to the contrary appearing in the media are speculative and misleading.”
Kolkata, India-based Birla Tyres produces bias-ply truck/bus, light truck, car, two-/three-wheeler, farm and OTR tires and radial car tires for both domestic and export markets at its plant in Balassore.
It was ranked 45th on ERJ’s 2014 global ranking of tire makers, with 2013 sales of $568 million.