Hankook Tyre UK presented their expanding portfolio of commercial vehicle tyres at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham which took place from 30th April to 2nd May 2019 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC). The stand, which again was visited by hundreds of customers and business partners alike, featured a wide range of tyres including the SmartWork for on and off-road use, and the SmartFlex range for regional haul which has been extended to offer a new trailer tyre. Both the SmartFlex and SmartWork are selected as Original Equipment for MAN, Mercedes-Benz and Scania trucks.

Brett Emerson, Managing Director for the UK said: “Hankook maintains a close relationship with our customers which enables us to develop innovative tyre solutions. The Commercial Vehicle Show continues to be a great opportunity for us to demonstrate our continued investment in research and development and to showcase our range of tyres. We were fortunate enough to be visited by many of our customers whilst exhibiting at the show.”

Brett further states: “Hankook’s share of the market has grown considerably in recent years, thanks to our reputation for producing outstanding tyres, delivering superb mileage and reliability which is just what businesses need especially when the focus is on Total Cost of Ownership. Fleets looking to maximise value for money in every area of their business have returned time and time again to Hankook, which prides itself on providing reliable products for customers and linking this with excellent cost per mile figures.”

Hankook remains a highly recognised and respected tyre choice for many UK based Blue Chip logistics companies characterised for being the most expedient, cost effective and providing unbiased transportation solutions. The decision to fit Hankook tyres is the result of lengthy evaluations, which has proven Hankook tyres to be the most popular fitment for many fleets with regard to tyre economics, reliability and eco-friendliness. This is echoed throughout the premium tyre manufacturer’s commercial tyre sales which shows continual year on year growth, testament to the quality and value of Hankook’s products.

New for 2019 were the concept tyres from the 2018 Hankook Tyre Design Innovation Programme ‘Extend Future Life Beyond Mobility’. Designed by students from the Royal College of Art in London, the futuristic tyres present a vision of future mobility through tyres and generated substantial interest on the Hankook stand.