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Hankook presents new tyres at the 2017 Commercial Vehicle Show

Once again, this year Hankook Tyre UK will be exhibiting at the Commercial Vehicle Show from 25th to 27th April in Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre – the largest and most comprehensive road transport and commercial vehicle event in the UK. In Hall 5, Stand 5C60, the premium tyre maker will be presenting a comprehensive range of commercial vehicle tyres including the new all-season trailer tyre SmartFlex TH31 and, for long-distance coach travel, the new SmartTouring AL22.

Daventry, UK, 27th February 2017 – Hankook Tyre UK will be presenting their expanding portfolio of commercial vehicle tyres at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham. Taking place on the 25th-27th April 2017 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Hankook will be located in Hall 5, stand number 5C60 where the stand shall feature a launch of the tyre manufacturers new all-season trailer tyre SmartFlex TH31 displayed in size 385/65 R22.5. Alongside the new addition to the SmartFlex range, the existing SmartWork series that is likewise selected as Original Equipment for MAN, Mercedes-Benz Truck and Scania vehicles will be presented. Besides the coach tyre for long-distance SmartTouring AL22 will be presented for the very first time on the UK market, which had been a product premiere at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show 2016.

 

The SmartFlex TH31 is an all-year tyre for medium to long haul applications. It offers four main tread grooves to ensure optimum water displacement, a chamfered profile block design to prevent material splintering and extra-wide closed shoulder area which supports high driving stability and ensures good lateral stability as well as even wear. The new Hankook SmartTouring AL22, a new high-technology coach tyre for long-distance travel will also be presented to the UK market for the first time at the Show. The SmartTouring AL22 can be used on all axle positions and provides maximum ride and rolling comfort, excellent concentricity, a very low rolling noise and, as is customary with Hankook tyres, optimised rolling resistance and low wear for particularly efficient travel.

New for 2017, the Hankook stand will be featuring a ‘Wheel of Fortune’ which visitors can spin to win Hankook goodies as well as the opportunity to gain free entry to a draw to win 2 tickets to a 2017/18 Real Madrid home game including flights and hotel stay! The winner shall be announced after the exhibition ends.

Hankook Tyre UK looks forward to welcoming fans and the exhibition audience to the Hankook fair stand (Hall 5, Stand 5C60) between 8.30 am and 5.00 pm from 25th to 27th April.

Hankook Tire is one of the global top 5 companies in the mass production of tyres and manufactures 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 more than 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 Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Hungary, Czech Republic, Russia, Turkey, Sweden and Poland. Hankook products are sold directly through regional distributors in other local markets. Hankook Tire employs more than 22,000 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 30 percent of the company's global sales are generated within the European and CIS-Region.

For more information please visit www.hankooktire-mediacenter.com or www.hankooktire.com


Hankook Tire Europe GmbH | Corporate Communications Europe/CIS | Siemensstr. 14, 63263 Neu-Isenburg | Germany

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