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Hankook will participate in 2021 edition of Solutrans trade fair
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Hankook will participate in 2021 edition of Solutrans trade fair

Tyre maker Hankook will once again take part in Solutrans trade fair which will be held at Eurexpo (Lyon) from Tuesday 16th to Saturday 20th November 2021. The international trade fair for road and urban transport solutions, takes place every two year. Hankook introduces its full range of truck tyres and presents its dedicated services. This year, an innovative range of regional hybrid tyres - SmartFlex AH51 and SmartFlex DH51 - will be highlighted on the booth.

Lyon, France, 15th November 2021 – For the 6th consecutive time premium tyrer maker Hankook will attend at the 2021 edition of the Solutrans tradeshow, which will be held at Eurexpo in Lyon from Tuedsay 16th to Saturday 20th November. Hankook will present its new hybrid regional tyres SmartFlex AH51 and SmartFlex DH51 as well as the company’s premium retread offer Alphatread. In addition, Laufenn, Hankooks second brand, which TBR tyres were launched in 2020 will be shown.

This year, Hankook is expanding its SmartFlex range, with two fully new tyres: SmartFlex AH51 for the steering axle and the SmartFlex DH51 for the drive axle. They cover a particularly wide range of applications from regional traffic to last mile distribution as well as long distance use and transport site approach, if required. They can be used all year round thanks to the 3PMSF certification.

The tyres are particularly innovative and include Hankook's latest technology. The tread patterns have been carefully developed to provide high grip and mileage performance while being fuel efficient. At 40 percent wear, the interlocking 3D sipes are revealed and enhance the rigidity of the tread blocks, maintaining high levels of grip and reducing rolling resistance. The so-called "hidden" grooves appear when the tyre is 70 percent worn and provide continuous wet traction and grip until the tyre is completely worn.

In the development of both tyres, the company's design engineers used the Hankook SmartLife concept, which particularly focuses on sustainability. The focus here is on the requirement for the products to always offer the highest possible performance from the first to the last millimetre of tread depth. Like all modern Hankook truck tyres, the two new treads can be regrooved thanks to the additionally integrated rubber and are of course retreadable. In addition, the Hankook SmartLife Premium casing, in combination with the Hankook Premium retreading, ensures an increase in tyre life and milage of up to 250 percent and thus an even further increase in resource conservation and cost efficiency.

"We are pleased to participate in this new edition and to introduce our offer, our services and our new tyres using the latest innovative technologies from Hankook. We are keen to show that Hankook is a premium brand with quality products and services adapted to fleets. This event is an opportunity for us to meet our partners and to develop new professional relationships", says Xavier Antressangle, Hankook National TBR Sales Director France and Maghreb.

To discover Hankook world, come and visit us at the Solutrans tradeshow from 16th to 20th November in Lyon Eurexpo for the 2021 edition on stand 3B127.

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Hankook Tire manufactures globally innovative, award winning radial tyres of proven superior quality for passenger cars, light trucks, SUVs, RVs, trucks, and buses as well as motorsports (circuit racing/rallies).

Aspiring to bring consumers the utmost excellence in product quality, technological excellence and driving satisfaction, Hankook Tire continuously invests in research and development maintaining five R&D centres and eight production facilities around the world. Bespoke tyre solutions for the European markets as well as European Original Equipment according to the requirements of leading premium car manufacturers, are developed in the company’s regional Technical Centre in Hanover/Germany. Production for the European region is taking place in the state-of-the-art manufacturing site in Rácalmás/Hungary which was inaugurated in June 2007 and is continuously being expanded. Currently around 3,000 employees produce up to 19 million tyres a year for passenger cars, SUVs and light trucks.

Hankook Tire’s European headquarters are located in Neu-Isenburg near Frankfurt am Main in Germany. The manufacturer operates further branches in Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, UK and Ukraine. Hankook products are sold directly through regional distributors in other local markets. Hankook Tire employs approximately 20,000 people worldwide and are selling their products in over 180 countries. Internationally leading car manufacturers rely on tyres made by Hankook for their original equipment. Approximately 34 percent of the company's global sales are generated within the European and CIS-Region. Hankook Tire has been represented in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index World (DJSI World) since 2016.

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