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Hankook Tyre UK sponsors air ambulance Open Day

  • Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) celebrates 20-year anniversary
  • Hankook sponsors Open Day at Chester House Estate in Northamptonshire
  • Hankook and The Air Ambulance Service (TAAS) partnership in sixth year
Hankook Tyre UK sponsors air ambulance Open Day

Daventry, UK, 11 July 2023 –Hankook Tyre UK is proud to sponsor the special Open Day to celebrate 20 years of the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance which is being held on Friday 4th August at Chester House Estate in Northamptonshire.

The partnership between premium tyre manufacturer Hankook and The Air Ambulance Service – which operates the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance and Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance - was established in 2017 when Hankook donated the first set of tyres for the charity’s rapid response Critical Care Cars. As the charity’s helicopters are not flown in darkness or in extreme weather conditions, the good local road network and clearer roads overnight mean the Critical Care Cars are able to continue their lifesaving service round the clock, 365 days a year. To date, Hankook has donated more than 100 tyres to the charity.

The Critical Care Cars are fitted with Hankook’s award winning Ventus S1evo 3 SUV tyres which have an excellent performance rating on both wet and dry roads as well as high driving stability and steering precision.

Hankook will be exhibiting at the Open Day with a Critical Care Car that benefits from the donated tyres on show. Other tyres on display will be the Kinery 4S2, 2023 winner of the Auto Express All Season Tyre of the Year, and the new premium iON evo tyre, specifically designed for electric vehicles.

Karl Bexon, Critical Care Paramedic with The Air Ambulance Service said, “I’d like to say a huge thank you to Hankook for not only sponsoring this Open Day but also for their amazing commitment to The Air Ambulance Service over the past six years. Due to their generous tyre donations our Critical Care Cars have the reliability and safety of world class tyres which allows them to remain available throughout the day and night, enabling us to provide pre-hospital emergency care to our patients.”

The Warwickshire and Northamptonshire’s Family Fun Open Day is free to enter, where there will be stalls, activities, music and entertainment as well as a chance to get up close and personal with the service’s helicopter (subject to being called out on mission). For more details go to https://chesterhouseestate.org/air-ambulance-day/

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/street circuits/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.

Hankook Tire’s European headquarters are located in Neu-Isenburg near Frankfurt am Main in Germany. The manufacturer operates further branches in several European countries and sells its products through regional distributors in other local markets. Hankook Tire employs approximately 20,000 people worldwide and sells products in over 160 countries. The company has been the technical partner and exclusive tyre supplier of the Generation 3 for the FIA ABB Formula E World Championship since 2023. Internationally leading car manufacturers rely on tyres made by Hankook for their original equipment. Approximately 38 percent of the company's global sales are generated within the European region.

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

Hankook Tire Europe GmbH | Marketing Communications Europe | Siemensstr. 14, 63263 Neu-Isenburg | Germany

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