Premium tyre maker Hankook is now supplying various treads of its SmartWork truck tyre series for use in construction site traffic, to the Swedish commercial vehicles manufacturer Scania as Original Equipment (OE)
The five additional tyre treads for all Scania models designed for use on construction sites, including their new XT generation of construction vehicles. These are the steering axle tyres 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 tyres for Scania is currently concentrating on Europe and covers a total of 26 dimensions in the 22.5 and 24 inch range. Alongside truck tyres for construction site use, Hankook is supplying the Swedish commercial vehicle manufacturer with the e-cube MAX, a truck tyre range for long-haul traffic as well as the SmartFlex, an all-year tyre for medium-haul applications. The range has been specially adapted for European conditions, boasting both ecological and economic advantages.
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 Tire. “We have to rely on maximum durability when designing tyres for construction site traffic; our SmartWork line was able to completely convince the Scania engineers.”
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 tyres.