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Hankook Tyre UK announces continued sponsorship of the Devon Truck Show and the Truck Show Cornwall in 2022
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Hankook Tyre UK announces continued sponsorship of the Devon Truck Show and the Truck Show Cornwall in 2022

  • Sponsorship heads into its second year
  • Hankook exhibits some of its most popular truck tyres
  • Hankook shall be category sponsor of ‘Best in Show Truck’ and ‘Best in Show Light Commercial’

Daventry, UK, 15th March 2022 – Following on from a successful 2021, premium tyre maker Hankook is announced as official partner at this year’s Devon Truck Show and the Truck Show Cornwall, two significant UK trucking events which will be held on 7th - 8th May at Honiton Showground and 16th - 17th July at Stithians Showground, Truro respectively. The shows focus on commercial transport solutions and showcase the very best of commercial vehicles in the UK. The events shall be an excellent opportunity for the tyre maker to exhibit some of its truck tyre portfolio and liaise with new and existing fleet operatives and owners.

At each event Hankook shall exhibit some of its most popular truck tyres. These will include the SmartFlex AH51 (steer) and SmartFlex DH51(drive), truck tyres which can be used throughout the year thanks to 3PMSF certification. Compared to their predecessors, there has been a considerable increase in mileage performance and a significant reduction in rolling resistance. There will also be two tyres from Hankook’s retread ‘Alphatread’ range, the R-DH05 for the driving axle, and R-TH22 for the trailer axle. This range offers fleet operators and owners with a cost effective and environmentally friendly option for their vehicles. Alongside the truck tyres, Hankook’s all-season van tyre, the Vantra ST AS 2 will be showcased, which offers van drivers with a durable, multi-performance tyre all year round.

As well as main event sponsor, Hankook shall be category sponsor of ‘Best in Show Truck’ and ‘Best in Show Light Commercial’. Open to any drivers showcasing their vehicle at the events, these awards recognise those owners and operatives who go above and beyond to meet road and industry standards, including vehicle and tyre maintenance and safety.

Shane Kallaway, Hankook Tyre UK Sales Manager for the South West and South Wales says, “It was a pleasure when Hankook was asked to be main event sponsor for the second year running. This is a great opportunity for Hankook to showcase our new SmartFlex 51 series product as well as our full commercial and van tyre portfolio to drivers and fleet owners. The shows are at new venues, both of which are a lot larger and at present over one thousand three hundred trucks are booked in. The shows support local charities and community in the Devon and Cornwall area, raising over £18,000 since they have been running. This year, in conjunction with the organisers, 200 tickets will go to local school children to attend which Hankook is proud to be a part of.”

Mike Quartley, organiser of the events commented, “We cannot thank Hankook Tyre UK enough for their support of the Devon Truck Show and the Truck Show Cornwall. Both shows are held to raise funds for local community projects, and without such sponsorships we would not be able to raise as much money for these local causes. There is something for everyone at these events, from the commercial vehicles and trade stands to monster truck shows, and live music. A show for all the family, young and old, and with both shows moving to larger grounds for 2022 we are excited to bring a much bigger events going forward with far easier access points.”

The Devon Truck Show will take place on 7th - 8th May at Honiton Showground and the Truck Show Cornwall will take place on 16th - 17th July 2022 at Stithians Showground, Truro.

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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Hankook Tyre UK announces continued sponsorship of the Devon Truck Show and the Truck Show Cornwall in 2022

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