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Hankook to unveil tyre solutions at the CV Show

Premium tyre maker Hankook will be unveiling several commercial tyre solutions at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham in April.

Hankook_R-TH22_AlphatreadHankook will present its extensive commercial tyre portfolio together with many new developments for various ranges to meet the increasingly important demands of our valued customer base. Our continued investment in research and development has led to the increased load index of the SmartFlex AH31, a range of medium to long haul truck tyres for all season purposes, in size 295/80R22.5. The SmartFlex AH31 is specifically designed for the new Euro5 and Euro6 vehicles. The new SmartFlex AH31 295/80R22.5 with the load index of 154M which is suitable for vehicles plated with a front axle weight capacity of 7500kg will be available in the 2nd qtr. 2015.

Hankook’s TL02 trailer tyre in size 295/60R22.5 has also witnessed new and unique developments as it has been adapted for use in the car transporter industry with a load index of 152J = 7100kg. The Alphatread, retreaded tyre range, has also been extended with the addition of the popular size 315/70R22.5 for the Alphatread R-DH05 which was made available from January 2015.

Hankook-Smartflex-AllSeason-Truck-Tyres_AH31Mr Jong Jin Park, Managing Director of Hankook Tyre UK said “Here at Hankook we pride ourselves on ensuring we maintain very close relationships with our customers which enables us to understand the various needs they face within the industry. This in turn allows us to develop innovative and tailored tyre solutions. The recognised high-quality of our products has not gone unnoticed, as some of the world’s largest truck manufacturers including MAN and Mercedes-Benz have recently announced original equipment fitments. As of this year Hankook will be supplying its e-cube MAX, SmartFlex and SmartWork truck tyres for various MAN models. Our exceptionally popular Vantra LT van tyre can also be seen fitted as original equipment to the Mercedes-Benz V-Class and the successful AH11 (steer axle) and DH05+ (drive axle) tyres can also be seen on the Mercedes-Benz Atego Euro VI models.”

In addition to a wide range of commercial vehicle tyres on display, Hankook will also be offering visitors the chance to win a pair of VIP tickets to the UEFA Europa League Final in Warsaw. A special UEFA Europa League inspired game will be on the stand for visitors to come and see and for their chance to win this fantastic prize.