Hankook is expanding its relationship with leading trailer and truck body manufacturer Schmitz Cargobull in Europe and will continue to supply its tyre portfolio, particularly economical truck trailer tyres, that are adapted for European operating conditions. The two companies began cooperating in 2013.
The original equipment business with Hankook truck tyres for Schmitz Cargobull will continue to focus on the European market and currently comprises nine trailer dimensions in the 19.5 and 22.5-inch range, including the Mega-Trailer Dimension 455/40 R 22.5 of the Hankook e-cube Max series. The high-mileage e-cube Blue range for international long-haul traffic also come into operation, as well as construction site patterns from the Hankook SmartWork series. The SmartFlex line and the SmartControl truck winter tyre portfolio are also used by Schmitz Cargobull.
Hankook says the intended patterns impact in the areas of environmental friendliness and mileage – relevant for the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership), which is particularly important in the transport business. Hankook’s truck tyres are fitted to the award-winning Schmitz Cargobull trailers for national and international heavy goods transport in Europe, and all the tyres are delivered directly to Schmitz Cargobull’s production sites.
“Hankook is an original equipment partner of numerous internationally renowned automobile and commercial vehicle manufacturers in Europe. Due to strong growth of the logistics industry in recent years, partnerships in the tyre business for commercial vehicles and truck trailers have become increasingly important,” says Sanghoon Lee, President of Hankook Tire Europe.