One Millionth Delivery Note for ATHOS Truck Tyres Issued
Hämmerling - The Tyre Company, celebrated the one millionth delivery note for ATHOS truck tyres. The recipient of the delivery was a dealer in Scandinavia. "Just under a decade after an ATHOS tyre first left our warehouse in Paderborn," says Olaf Hoppe, Managing Director of Hämmerling Group Holding, "we are now one of the most important and Europe-wide valued brands in the truck tyre segment."
The idea of developing a truck tyre of its own and to name it ATHOS originated at the end of the nineties. Based on the extensive know-how in the trade, but also in the production of truck tyres, today's CEO of the company, Ralf Hämmerling, intensively began to deal with the construction of the company’s own truck tyre production. The reason for this was also the fact that at this time a permanent procurement and supply bottleneck, especially in the area of trailer tyres, was in place and good contacts with various trailer manufacturers existed.The first delivery of an ATHOS tyre took place in 2007, in 2009 new sizes and dimensions were added. Today the assortment of ATHOS commercial vehicle tyres consists of a complete range of sizes and profiles. These can be used for the front axle and rear axle as well as for trailers, light trucks, construction vehicles or buses. Customers include more than 3000 dealers across Europe, as well as original equipment manufacturers like trailer manufacturers such as Krone, Fliegl, Kögel, Ackermann and Wielton.
The success of the market is mainly due to the long-term experience of the company, but above all the good basic conditions of the ATHOS truck tyre. Building on a good purchase price, it is possible to achieve long-distance traffic of more than 200,000 km with reduced consumption. The basis for this is again a special rubber mixture, a sophisticated profile arrangement, a specially developed substructure as well as the reduced dead weight, which was reduced from 73.4 kg to 69.3 kg, that is, by 4.1 kg. All ATHOS truck tyres also have a retreadable carcass and thus a "second life".
In addition to the price / kilometre ratio and the longevity, the ATHOS also features the optics, the development and responsibility according to European standards and the German quality assurance. Added to this is the availability from Germany with fast logistics in Europe and the ATHOS service network, which can be used simultaneously in 24 European countries.