Fintyre and Hankook win 800,000-euro Ferrovie del Sud-Est fleet tender

Fintyre and Hankook win fleet deal (l to r) Cristiano Costantino, Hankook Tire Italia; Raffaele Palermo, Hankook Tire Italia; Angelo Cianfrocca, Hankook Tire Italia; Giuseppe Colombi, Fintyre; and Marco Massimetti, Ferrovie del Sud Est e Servizi Automobilistici

Fintyre has won the tender for the supply of tyres for public transport vehicles, launched by Ferrovie del Sud-Est with an auction base of over 800,000 euros.

As a result of the deal, during the next two years, Fintyre will supply Ferrovie del Sud-Est, part of the Italian national railway company, with Hankook truck and bus tyres, which will be used to meet the needs of a fleet of vehicles made of 360 buses and coaches for public transport.

“We are proud to be partner of a prestigious public utility like Ferrovie del Sud-Est, part of the Italian national railway company together with Hankook”, stated Francesco Carantani, CEO of Fintyre. “After the success obtained in the tender with ATM (Milan Public Transport Company), where the mission was to supply over 6,000 tyres, the project we are about to start with Italian national railway company is a further demonstration of our distinctive positioning in the industry, based on high-quality standards in terms of service and on a logistics with high-level of efficiency”.

“Over the years, thanks to a strong focus on quality of service and a strategy always oriented to the customer, Fintyre Group has managed to grow steadily and has constantly strengthened its distinctive position as a pan-European platform,” confirmed Claudio Passerini, CEO of Fintyre Group. “This result achieved by Fintyre in Italy is a further step in our constant development process and once again demonstrates the excellence achieved by our companies in the various countries in which we are present”.

“We are delighted with this new cooperation with Ferrovie del Sud-Est and to supply premium bus tyres together with Fintyre and its excellent fleet service”, commented Carlo Citarella, CEO of Hankook Tire Italia. He adds: “For us this is an opportunity to enhance the quality of our products in a segment in which we are still relatively little present in Italy. The partnership with Fintyre and the partner fleets represents a strategic objective for the growth of the truck product market share in Italy”.

In May Hankook won a contract to supply Barcelona’s buses.

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