From Chairman ITTAC
Over the last 50 years, ITTAC has been on the forefront of Indian tyre industry’s drive to emerge as a force to reckon with in technical and manufacturing capabilities. ITTAC’s close interface and interaction with international and national standards organizations and pro-active engagement with the Indian tyre industry has enabled it to reach an enviable milestone in its memorable journey of 50 years. As a result, today, the new greenfield tyre manufacturing facilities in India vie with the best in the world in technology, practices, quality of products and sustainability.
Indian tyre industry is poised to see exciting times ahead. The axis of tyre production is moving towards Asia and India has emerged as the preferred base for tyre manufacturing for all major tyre companies in the world. Indian tyre majors also are ramping up production and also going beyond shores for international presence.
For sustainable development of tyre sector, a robust technical and standards infrastructure is a de rigueur. More so since road profile in India is amongst the most diverse. The range of tyre specifications required is therefore one of the widest.
With unfortunate rise in road fatalities in India, raising awareness on tyre related safety aspects has assumed all the more importance. ITTAC, as the august body for tyre technical aspects, is committed to contribute to overall road safety on Indian roads. The years to come will witness ITTAC playing a still larger role in development of a safe, environment friendly and well-regulated Indian automotive system.
Ravin T Kurian