Hankook has been the OE supplier for variousc Sania heavy-goods trucks and buses since 2016. Scania, based in Södertälje in Sweden, is a part of Volkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH group. Scania also provides industrial and marine engines, service related products and financial services. Since the end of 2016, Hankook has been supplying the truck tyre line e-cube MAX for long-haul traffic, as well as the SmartFlex, an all-year tyre for medium-haul applications, for the optimised Scania Euro-6 models. These tyres are environmentally friendly and economical friendly and economical, and have been adapted for European road conditions. From the end of 2017 onwards, the truck tyre line for construction side use SmartWork will also be fitted in all three European Scania plants.
Hankook’s OE business with truck tyres for Scania will focus on Europe into the future and currently covers 18 dimensions in the 22.5 inch range. Ho-Youl Pae, COO for Europe at Hankook says; “The cooperation with Scania in the original equipment segment is real proof of the quality of our products, since the e-cube MAX, SmartFlex and SmartWork lines were all able to meet the stringent specifications of the Scania engineers particularly in terms of performance, efficiency and sustainability.”
All Scania truck and bus model ranges being produced in Europe are to be fitted with Hankook tyres. Tyres to be used include the e-cube MAX line for international long-haul traffic, a series which has been optimized for rolling resistance, and the new SmartFlex all-year tyre range, designed for flexible use between long-haul and delivery traffic. Construction site and offroad treads from the SmartWork series will also be introduced. Specially adapted for use on vehicle of the EURO 6 emissions class, the designated treads for the steering and drive axle score well for environmental friendliness and service life.