Hankook and Schmitz Cargobull Extend Strategic Alliance

Hankook-Schmitz-Cargobull

Hankook is further expanding its relationship with Schmitz Cargobull and will continue to supply its complete tyre portfolio consisting of quality and economical truck trailer tyres, adapted for European operating conditions, to the industry leader.

Hankook and Schmitz Cargobull March on

The cooperation, which began in 2013, will therefore be extended by another three years. The success of the relationship is demonstrated, among other things, by the "strategic partnership" award that the trailer manufacturer presented to Hankook in 2017 as the only tyre manufacturer to date.

"Hankook is an original equipment partner of numerous internationally renowned automobile and commercial vehicle manufacturers in Europe. Due to strong growth of the logistics industry in recent years, partnerships in the tyre business for commercial vehicles and truck trailers have become increasingly important," says Sanghoon Lee, President of Hankook Tire Europe.

"As an industry leader, Schmitz Cargobull has particularly high demands in terms of performance, efficiency and sustainability and we are proud that our tyres meet these requirements in full," adds Dietmar Olbrich, Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Hankook Reifen Deutschland.

Schmitz Cargobull AG, with its headquarters in Horstmar, Germany, is Europe's market leader in the commercial vehicle segment. The original equipment business with Hankook truck tyres for Schmitz Cargobull will continue to focus particularly on the European market and currently comprises nine trailer dimensions in the 19.5 and 22.5 inch range, including the Mega-Trailer Dimension 455/40 R 22.5 of the efficient Hankook e-cube Max series.

The high mileage e-cube Blue lines for international long-haul traffic also come into operation, as well as construction site patterns from the Hankook SmartWork series. Furthermore, regional transport SmartFlex line and the SmartControl truck winter tyre portfolio are also used by Schmitz Cargobull.

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.

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