Daventry, UK, 20th April 2023 – Following on from a successful 2022, 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 13th - 14th May at Honiton Showground and 29th - 30th 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 newest 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 third year running. This is a great opportunity for Hankook to showcase our SmartFlex AH/DH 51 as well as our full commercial and van tyre portfolio to drivers and fleet owners. The shows are at large venues 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, and to date we have raised more than £26,000.”
Mike Quartley, organiser of both events commented, "We are overwhelmed to have the support of Hankook Tyre UK for a 3rd year running now at both Devon Truck Show and the Truck Show Cornwall. Both shows are held to raise funds for local community projects, in 2022 we donated in excess of £8,000 to these vital 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 the events from the commercial vehicles to trade stands, monster truck shows, and live music.”
The Devon Truck Show will take place on 13th - 14th May at Honiton Showground and the Truck Show Cornwall will take place on 29th - 30th July 2023 at Stithians Showground, Truro.