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Hankook and Schmitz Cargobull extend partnership until 2022

Hankook has extended its strategic partnership with Schmitz Cargobull for another three years.

The cooperation, which began in 2013, will see Hankook continue to supply its complete portfolio consisting of state-of-the-art and particularly economical truck trailer tyres, adapted for European operating conditions, to Schmitz Cargobull until 2022.

The contract extension took place in Neu-Isenburg at the beginning of last month.

From Left: Dietmar Olbrich, Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Hankook Reifen Deutschland; Manfred Zoni, Sales Director Truck at Hankook Reifen Deutschland; Ho Bum Song, Managing Director of Hankook Reifen Deutschland; Ralf Borgschulte, Strategic Purchasing at Schmitz Cargobull; Ullrich Stünkel-Eilering, Purchasing Manager at Schmitz Cargobull; Holger Guse, Senior Sales Manager Truck & Bus at Hankook Reifen Deutschland

The success of the cooperation was demonstrated in 2017 when the trailer manufacturer presented Hankook with the ‘strategic partnership’ award, the only tyre maker to receive the award to date.

Sanghoon Lee, president of Hankook Tire Europe said: “Hankook is an OE partner of numerous internationally renowned automobile and commercial vehicle manufacturers in Europe. Due to strong growth of the logistics industry in recent years, partnerships in the tyre business for commercial vehicles and truck trailers have become increasingly important.”

Schmitz Cargobull AG, with its headquarters in Horstmar, Germany, is one of Europe’s market leaders in the commercial vehicle segment.

The partnership with Hankook will continue to focus 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 exceptionally 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 tyre 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 tyres are delivered directly to Schmitz Cargobull’s production sites.