Hankook will provide its SmartTouring AL22 and the SmartCity AU04+ tyres to Ferrovie del Sud-Est, a transportation company which is a part of the Italian National Railway Company. The bus tyres are for the company’s entire vehicle fleet – including 360 buses and coaches for public transport. Hankook will supply the bus tyres in cooperation with Fintyre, one of the top Italian distributors of replacement tyres and part of the pan-European Fintyre Group platform.
The SmartTouring AL22 can be used on all axle positions as can the urban-focused AU04+. Both the SmartTouring AL22 and the SmartCity AU04+ are all-season tyres and have the 3PMSF symbol (3 Peak Mountain Snowflake).
“We are pleased about the new cooperation with Ferrovie del Sud-Est and providing our premium bus tyres together with Fintyre’s excellent fleet services”, says Carlo Citarella, Managing Director of Hankook Tire Italia. He further states: “This is an opportunity to show the quality of our products together with Fintyre in a channel where we have not yet been very present in Italy. Our partnerships with fleet companies represent a strategic aim for our truck tyre market share growth in Italy”.