2015-117 EN Hankook-SCB Zusammenarbeit Reifen

Schmitz Cargobull AG, Horstmar, 18 February 2015
Tyre Manufacturer Hankook and Schmitz Cargobull
are extending the cooperation
Tyre manufacturer Hankook and Schmitz Cargobull AG, Europe's leading manufacturer
of truck trailers, are extending their cooperation. The innovative manufacturing and
intelligent production technologies used by the company, which specializes in the
production of semitrailers for heavy-duty trucks, set benchmarks for especially efficient
transport solutions. Hankook TBR trailer tyres have been available as original fitment
tyres for years as premium products for all Schmitz Cargobull trailer types. In addition
to the long-term extension of delivery contracts, the two companies have now also
agreed on their future strategic cooperation on an international level.
Premium tyre manufacturer Hankook will deliver its state-of-the-art, particularly
environmentally friendly and efficient TBR trailer tyres which have been adapted to European
conditions, including the Hankook series e-cube/e-cube MAX and SmartWork, as original
fitment tyres to Schmitz Cargobull AG in future as well. The two companies recently signed
and sealed details of their further long-term cooperation. Horstmar-based Schmitz Cargobull
AG is Europe's market leader in the truck trailer segment. The original fitment business with
Hankook TBR trailer tyres for Schmitz Cargobull will initially concentrate on the European
market and currently covers 9 trailer sizes in the 19.5 and 22.5 inch range, including the new
mega-trailer size 455/40 R 22.5 of the efficient Hankook e-cube MAX series. All Hankook tyres
are delivered directly to the company's manufacturing site.
Hankook premium truck tyres are fitted to the award-winning Schmitz Cargobull trailers for
national and international heavy duty traffic. The Hankook tyres used include the e-cube and
e-cube MAX series for international long-haul traffic, which have been optimized particularly in
terms of rolling resistance, as well as the Hankook SmartWork series for construction
businesses, for example. Specially adapted for the respective application, the designated
tread patterns score particularly in the areas of environmental friendliness and service life –
relevant for the increasingly important aspect of TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) in the
transport business.
“In addition to the use of our modern truck tyres by globally leading truck manufacturers as
original equipment, the expansion of our cooperation with Schmitz Cargobull AG is further
proof of the recognition of our high product quality and innovative strength. It will give us a
further boost for the expansion of our pan-European activities in this segment,” says Ho-Youl
Pae, Hankook Tire COO for Europe. “We are extremely pleased to be intensifying our
cooperation even further and are proud of the fact that our tyres and services meet the
requirements of the market leader in terms of performance, efficiency and sustainability,” adds
Dietmar Olbrich, Vice-President Marketing and Sales for the German-speaking markets.
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“The further and long-term extension of the strategic partnership with Hankook is the right
logical step for us, since Hankook's strategy supplements the SCB strategy,” says Bernhard
Schmitz, managing partner at Schmitz Cargobull AG. “We feel that the long-term cooperation
with Hankook will support our premium products so that we can deliver optimum transport
solutions to our customers,” adds Alain Versace, Head of Tyre Business Development at the
About Hankook Tire
Hankook Tire is one of the world's largest and fastest growing tyre manufacturers for
innovative, high-quality and high-performance radial tyres for passenger cars, light trucks,
SUVs, RVs, trucks, and buses as well as motorsports (circuit racing/rallies).
Aspiring to bring consumers the utmost excellence in quality and driving satisfaction, Hankook
Tire continuously invests in research and development maintaining five global R&D centres
located in Korea, Germany, USA, China and Japan. Bespoke tyre solutions for the European
markets as well as European Original Equipment according to the requirements of leading car
manufacturers, are developed in the company’s regional Technical Centre in
Hanover/Germany. Production is taking place in the state-of-the-art European production site
in Rácalmás/Hungary which was inaugurated in June 2007 and is continuously being
expanded. Currently more than 2,700 employees produce approximately 13 million tyres a
year for passenger cars, SUVs and light trucks. Upon completion of the latest production unit
in 2014/15 the factory’s production capacity will increase up to 19 million tyres per year.
Hankook Tire’s European headquarters are located in Neu-Isenburg near Frankfurt am Main in
Germany. The manufacturer operates further branches in Europe in Germany, UK, France,
Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Hungary, Russia, Turkey, Sweden and Poland. Hankook
products are sold directly through regional distributors in other local markets. Hankook Tire
employs more than 20,000 employees worldwide and are selling their products in over 180
countries. Internationally leading car manufacturers rely on tyres made by Hankook for their
original equipment. More than 30 percent of the company's global sales are generated within
the European and CIS-Region.
About Schmitz Cargobull AG:
With an annual production of 45,113 vehicles and around 5,100 employees, Schmitz Cargobull AG
is Europe's leading manufacturer of semi-trailers and trailers.
Turnover increased by 7.5% in the financial year 2013/2014, rising to €1.624 billion. As a pioneer in
the industry, the North German company developed a comprehensive brand strategy early on and
consistently established quality standards spanning every level: from research and development, to
production and specialist services such as trailer telematics, financing, used vehicles, spare parts
and Full Service.
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Image 1: Schmitz Cargobull Trailer and Hankook TBR Long Haul Trailertyre TL10+ e-cube
Image 2: (from left) Hankook Vice-President Hyun-Jun Cho , Alain Versace, Bernhard
Dietmar Olbrich, (not in the photograph: Hankook Europe COO Ho-Youl Pae)
Schmitz Cargobull AG | Bahnhofstraße 22 | D-48612 Horstmar
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Head of
Corporate Public Relations
Fon: +49 (0) 2558 81-1323
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Corporate Public Relations
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Hankook Tire Europe GmbH | Siemensstr. 5a, 63263 Neu-Isenburg | Germany
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Public Relations Europe
Fon: +49 (0) 61 02 8149 – 170
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Public Relations Europe
Fon: +49 (0) 6102 8149 – 172
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or www.cargobull.com