Hankook: ‘We are not affected’ by truck tyre tariffs
South Korea-based tyre manufacturer Hankook, which is a leading player in the UK truck tyre market in terms of unit volumes, has stated that it is not affected by the recently introduced European anti-Chinese truck tyre import tariffs. Commenting as part of a statement on the company’s current and ongoing exhibition plans, Tony Lee, Hankook Tire Europe vice president for marketing and sales said:
“Since more than a decade the commercial vehicles segment has become of strong significance for Hankook’s overall business, especially on the European continent. We grow in regards to our OE partnerships, our fleet cooperations and product line-ups. Having adjusted all truck and bus tyre production and supply chain some time ago, we have prepared ourselves strategically for further prosperity. Thus we are not affected by the anti-dumping duties, recently initiated by the European Commission…”
After exhibiting at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham in April and being present at Tire Cologne at the end of May, premium tyre maker Hankook has already started with preparations for this year’s 67th IAA for Commercial Vehicles, to be carried out from 20 – 27 September in Hanover, Germany.
Hankook is going to present a world premiere “complete mild on- and off-road tyre line-up for steering, driving and trailer axle” on more than 200 square metres of booth space. It is the fifth time Hankook will be participating at the internationally known truck fair with plans to announce further growth in the context of its Original Equipment partnerships. In a separate outdoor exhibition area, the company will also be highlighting further brand activities.
With international original equipment partnerships with MAN, Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Scania and Schmitz-Cargobull already under its belt, Hankook is also presenting a future oriented extension of its bus portfolio.