The premium tire manufacturer will supply Scania with SmartWork Truck tires for use in construction zones
Hankook Tire has expanded its Original Equipment agreement with European fleet truck company Scania. The premium Korean tire manufacturer will supply tires for use in construction zones for all Scania trucks with an additional five tire models, including their new XT generation.
Hankook will provide Scania with five new tire models: SmartWork AM06, SmartWork AM09 and SmartWork AM15+ for steering axels and SmartWork DM06 and SmartWork DM09 treads for the drive axle.
Scania, a subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group, is a commercial vehicle manufacturer and Hankook’s latest OE truck partnership and is currently concentrated primarily in Europe and consists of a total of 26 dimensions between 22.5 and 24 inches. In addition to truck tires, Hankook will also provide the e-cube MAX – a tire truck range built for long-haul traffic as well as their SmartFlex all-season tire for medium-haul drives, which has been specially adapted for European conditions, boasting both ecological and economic advantages.
This marks Hankook’s second partnership with the Volkswagen Group in the heavy commercial vehicle segment. Hankook has also supplied various tire models to MAN Truck & Bus since 2015.
“We are looking forward to expanding our cooperation with Scania,” said Hyun Bum Cho, President & CEO, Hankook Tire. “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.”