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.