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Hankook extends Schmitz Cargobull cooperation

Hankook and Schmitz Cargobull AG, one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of truck trailers, are extending their cooperation.

The innovative manufacturing and intelligent production technologies used by the company, which specialises in the production of semi-trailers for heavy-duty trucks, set benchmarks for especially efficient transport solutions.

Hankook TBR trailer tyres have been available as original fitment tyres for years as premium products for all Cargobull trailer types.

In addition to the long-term extension of delivery contracts, the two companies have now also agreed on their future strategic cooperation on an international level.

Hankook will deliver its state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly and efficient TBR trailer tyres which have been adapted to European conditions, including the Hankook series e-cube/e-cube MAX and SmartWork, as original fitment tyres to Schmitz Cargobull AG.

The original fitment business with Hankook TBR trailer tyres for Schmitz Cargobull will initially concentrate on the European market and currently covers 9 trailer sizes in the 19.5 and 22.5 inch range, including the new mega-trailer size 455/40 R 22.5 of the efficient Hankook e-cube MAX series. All Hankook tyres are delivered directly to the company’s manufacturing site.

Hankook premium truck tyres are fitted to the award-winning Schmitz Cargobull trailers for national and international heavy duty traffic.

The Hankook tyres used include the e-cube and e-cube MAX series for international long-haul traffic, which have been optimised particularly in terms of rolling resistance, as well as the Hankook SmartWork series for construction businesses, for example.

Specially adapted for the respective application, the designated tread patterns score particularly in the areas of environmental friendliness and service life – relevant for the increasingly important aspect of TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) in the transport business.