Premium tire maker Hankook is now supplying various treads of its SmartWork truck tire series for use in construction site traffic, to the Swedish commercial vehicles manufacturer Scania as Original Equipment (OE). Seven dimensions for 22.5 and 24 inches are initially listed, which fleet customers and transport companies can now order from the three European Scania plants in Zwolle (Netherlands), Södertälje (Sweden) and Anger (France). The new Scania XT generation of construction vehicles is one of the models to be equipped with Hankook tires.
Premium tire maker Hankook is now supplying five additional tire treads for all Scania models designed for use on construction sites, including their new XT generation of construction vehicles. These are the steering axle tires SmartWork AM06, SmartWork AM09 and SmartWork AM15+ as well as the SmartWork DM06 and SmartWork DM09 treads for the drive axle.
The commercial vehicles manufacturer is part of the Volkswagen Group and the latest truck OE partner for Hankook. Hankook’s OE business with truck tires for Scania is currently concentrating on Europe and covers a total of 26 dimensions in the 22.5 and 24-inch range. Alongside truck tires for construction site use, Hankook is supplying the Swedish commercial vehicle manufacturer with the e-cube MAX, a truck tire range for long-haul traffic as well as the SmartFlex, an all-year tier for medium-haul applications. The range has been specially adapted for European conditions, boasting both ecological and economic advantages.
In this regard, Marwan bin Shihon, VP of Bin Shihon Group, exclusive distributors of Hankook Tire in Saudi Arabia, said:” The growing demand from cars and trucks manufacturers to adopt Hankook tires as original equipment in their products, reflecting the confidence placed by these companies in Hankook tires, and its ability to work under various road conditions. We are fully confident that Hankook tires enjoy strong performance and high endurance capability, placing it in direct competition with world’s famous tier manufacturers, as well as reinforces our confidence in Hankook tires”.
The OE cooperation with Scania is Hankook’s second within the Volkswagen Group in the heavy commercial vehicle segment; Hankook has been supplying various models to MAN Truck & Bus since 2015.
“We are looking forward to expanding our cooperation with Scania”, said Hyun Bum Cho, President & CEO of Hankook Tier. “We have to rely on maximum durability when designing tires for construction site traffic; our SmartWork line was able to completely convince the Scania engineers.”