Hankook and Schmitz Cargobull extend strategic alliance

Tyre manufacturer, Hankook, has extended its contract with Schmitz Cargobull to 2022.

The cooperation began in 2013 and has been extended by another three years.

The success of the relationship between the two businesses is notably demonstrated by a 'strategic partnership' award that the trailer manufacturer presented to Hankook in 2017.

“Hankook is an original equipment partner of numerous internationally renowned automobile and commercial vehicle manufacturers in Europe,” said Hankook Tire Europe President, Sanghoon Lee.

“Due to strong growth of the logistics industry in recent years, partnerships in the tire business for commercial vehicles and truck trailers have become increasingly important,” he said.

Dietmar Olbrich, Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Hankook Reifen Deutschland, said: “As an industry leader, Schmitz Cargobull has particularly high demands in terms of performance, efficiency and sustainability and we are proud that our tires meet these requirements in full”.

The original equipment business with Hankook truck tyres for Schmitz Cargobull will continue to focus particularly 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 efficient Hankook e-cube Max series. The high mileage e-cube Blue lines for international long-haul traffic also come into operation, as well as construction site patterns from the Hankook SmartWork series. Furthermore, regional transport SmartFlex line and the SmartControl truck winter tire portfolio are also used by Schmitz Cargobull.

Specially adapted for the respective application, 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 premium truck tyres are fitted to the multiple award-winning Schmitz Cargobull trailers for national and international heavy goods transport in Europe. All Hankook tires are delivered directly to Schmitz Cargobull’s production sites.

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