Hankook Tire Expands Original Equipment Portfolio in the Heavy

Hankook Tire Expands Original Equipment Portfolio in the
Heavy Commercial Vehicle Segment
Hankook Tire provides original equipment for the new Mercedes-Benz Actros
Neu-Isenburg, Germany, June 3. 2015– Hankook Tire expands its Original Equipment (OE) portfolio in the
Heavy Commercial Vehicle (HCV) segment and provides tyres in six different sizes for one of the awardwinning Mercedes-Benz Trucks, the new Actros.
Hankook Tire, starting OE fitment on one of the best-selling heavy duty trucks in Europe, further diversifies
its brand in a highly competitive market. With this Hankook Tire’s extends the 2014 OE deal for MercedesBenz, further reinforcing the company’s relationship with Daimler AG. Moreover, Hankook Tire plans to
extend its momentum in the HCV segment by increasing supply volume for more tire sizes in the near future.
Hankook Tire will supply four different types of tires in accordance with the terms of its recent OE contract –
AL10 and DL10 long haul tires as well as the AM06 and DM03 on- & off-road tires. The Hankook AL10 is
designed to provide users with excellent durability and prevent uneven wear across the tire’s surface with its
advanced tread designs. Maximizing handling and control, the reliable AL10 boasts improved stability for
greater cornering performance and will be supplied in two sizes – 295/80R22.5 and 385/55R22.5. The
Hankook DL10 prevents uneven abrasion from occurring, all while maintaining an outstanding driving
performance. The DL10 provides increased long-term longevity by providing high grip and enhanced traction.
This model is released in the sizes 295/80R22.5 and 315/70R22.5.
In compliance with Euro VI of the European emission standards under which the New Actros was designed,
the tyres’ cohesive and environmentally-friendly features serve as the optimal fitment for the vehicle with their
higher mileage, extra high fuel efficiency and low rolling resistance.
The on- & off-road tires Hankook AM06 and Hankook DM03, exclusively presented in tire size
315/80R22.5, deliver enhanced toughness, longer tread-life and improved traction, making it ideal for
traversing even the most inhospitable road conditions. The AM06 and DM03 boast high performance,
resisting cutting and chipping with their split- and bruise-resistant side wall rubber. Moreover, it is equipped
with a thicker, extended shoulder to prevent sidewall failures, coupled with the outstanding casing durability
by computer optimized case construction.
Mr. Seung-Hwa Suh, Vice Chairman and CEO of Hankook Tire, said, “Our innovation-driven investment in
high quality, advanced tires has paid off with today’s OE supply agreement for the Mercedes-Benz Trucks.”
He added, “Hankook Tire will further expand its premium truck tire segment in the coming years by building
off the cutting-edge ingenuity of our products.”
Following the first presence in the commercial vehicle market segment in 2012 with Daimler Truck North
America (DTNA), Hankook Tire continued to expand into the European market in partnership with MercedesBenz Truck in 2014, diversifying its OE portfolio in the Truck & Bus Radials (TBR) segment.
About Hankook Tire
Hankook Tire is one of the global top 5 companies in the mass production of tyres and manufactures
innovative, award winning radial tyres of proven superior quality 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 product quality, technological excellence and driving
satisfaction, Hankook Tire continuously invests in research and development maintaining five R&D centres
and seven production facilities around the world. Bespoke tyre solutions for the European markets as well as
European Original Equipment according to the requirements of leading premium car manufacturers, are
developed in the company’s regional Technical Centre in Hanover/Germany. Production for the European
region is taking place in the state-of-the-art manufacturing site in Rácalmás/Hungary which was inaugurated
in June 2007 and is continuously being expanded. Currently more than 3,000 employees produce up to 19
million tyres a year for passenger cars, SUVs and light trucks.
Hankook Tire’s European headquarters are located in Neu-Isenburg near Frankfurt am Main in Germany. The
manufacturer operates further branches in Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Hungary,
Czech Republic, Russia, Turkey, Sweden and Poland. Hankook products are sold directly through regional
distributors in other local markets. Hankook Tire employs more than 22,000 people worldwide and are selling
their products in over 180 countries. Internationally leading car manufacturers rely on tyres made by Hankook
for their original equipment. Approximately 30 percent of the company's global sales are generated within the
European and CIS-Region.
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