For the fifth year in a row, Hankook will be attending the Solutrans expo in Lyon from November 19-23. Hankook will display its full range of bus and truck tyres as well as services dedicated to the world of transport.
Visitors to the Hankook stand can take a look at the SmartWork line of tyres for the construction business with the AM11 for steering axle, DM11 for drive axle and TM11 for axle trailer and semi-trailer. In addition, the new urban bus tyre, the SmartCity AU04 + especially adapted to be fitted on emission free electric buses, will also be on display.
The treads in the Hankook SmartWork line, AM11, DM11 and TM11, have been specifically developed for construction site vehicles used for the supply and removal of raw materials, gravel or waste to or from construction sites and thus cover most of their miles on public roads. The SmartCity AU04+ stands out in particular due to its very low rolling resistance which helps to ease the strain on the energy storage units of electrically-powered urban buses. Completely in line with the safety aspect, the SmartCity AU04+ also has a further reinforced sidewall. This protects the tyre from damage following the often unavoidable contact with the curb in city traffic.
“The Solutrans Exhibition is one of the most important platforms for the French tyre trade market, which is constantly growing in the commercial vehicles sector. With having many key logistic node points, Hankook is reacting to this by reinforcing the demand from fleet customers in Hankook’s truck and bus tyre segment. We look forward to many interesting and productive meetings”, comments Georges Bochaton, sales and marketing director of Hankook France.
The tyre maker is already a successful premium supplier for original equipment on many automotive manufacturers like MAN, Mercedes-Benz, Scania or trailer maker Schmitz Cargobull.