Hankook Shines at Solutrans 2019


For the 5th consecutive year, Hankook were present at the Solutrans located in the heart of France, to display its full range of bus and truck tyres as well as services dedicated to the world of transport.

Hankook Attends Solutrans 

From the 19th to the 23rd of November visitors were invited to take a look at the SmartWork line of tyres for the construction business with the AM11 for steering axle, DM11 for drive axle and TM11 for axle trailer and semi-trailer. In addition, the new urban bus tyre, the SmartCity AU04 + especially adapted to be fitted on emission free electric buses, was also be on display.

The treads in the Hankook SmartWork line, AM11, DM11 and TM11, have been specifically developed for construction site vehicles used for the supply and removal of raw materials, gravel or waste to or from construction sites and thus cover most of their miles on public roads. The SmartCity AU04+ stands out in particular due to its very low rolling resistance which helps to ease the strain on the energy storage units of electrically-powered urban buses. Completely in line with the safety aspect, the SmartCity AU04+ also has a further reinforced sidewall. This protects the tyre from damage following the often unavoidable contact with the curb in city traffic.

“The Solutrans Exhibition is one of the most important platforms for the French tyre trade market, which is constantly growing in the commercial vehicles sector. With having many key logistic node points, Hankook is reacting to this by reinforcing the demand from fleet customers in Hankook's truck and bus tyre segment”, comments Georges Bochaton, National Sales & Marketing Director of Hankook France.

The tyre maker is already a successful premium supplier for original equipment on many automotive manufacturers like MAN, Mercedes-Benz, Scania or trailer maker Schmitz Cargobull.

Hankook’s truck and bus tyres have demonstrated their efficiency as well as the company's investment in the innovation and research sectors.

Hankook’s visitors at the stand were also able to participate via a contest that may allow them to win exceptional prizes such as Samsung tablets and tickets to an AS Monaco game of their choice. Hankook France has been the official partner of this top football club since 2018. It was also be possible to double the chances of winning by posting a photograph of the Hankook stand on social media networks such as Facebook and LinkedIn with the hashtag #HankookSolutrans2019.

About the author

Richard Wilson is the deputy editor for Commercial Tyre Business. Since 2015, Richard has worked as a correspondent for all of the titles across the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group namely: Retreading Business, Tyre & Rubber Recycling, The Tyreman and Truck and Bus News. Richard has worked on/off from the age of 16 for the company and whilst gaining a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and Business Studies at Coventry University, he developed his writing skills at the University paper and more recently writing his own independent blog.

Contact: richard.wilson@retreadingbusiness.com

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