Truck tyres are joining the ranks of Hankook Tire’s second brand, Laufenn. Hankook Tyre UK will preside over the global launch of these products at this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show, presenting the Laufenn tyres alongside its expanding Hankook commercial vehicle line-up.
With the UK commercial vehicle and fleet business congregating in Birmingham for the Commercial Vehicle Show at the start of May, Vaculug took the opportunity to demonstrate the latest addition to its bespoke fleet tyre management system called VMS – VMS Mobile. For the company, which is now the only non-new-tyre manufacture-owned retreader in the UK, fleet growth and retreading business growth go hand in hand. And that’s why having the right fleet tyre management system in place has become more important than ever.
Giti Tire has launched Giti Fleet SMART, its first ever tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) at CV Show 2019. The acronym SMART stands for Smart, Monitoring, Air pressure, Real time, Technology. The system, created in partnership with TyreWatch.com, delivers continuous monitoring and analysis of a fleets’ tyres. Fully connected to the web and Giti’s own GitiAssist network, it is designed to inform workshop technicians and fleet managers of maintenance requirements, while predicting and preventing potential tyre failures.
Giti’s GTR955 Combi Road trailer tyre and Team Oliver Racing’s bonneted Volvo VNL race-prepared truck will be the highlights of the tyre manufacturer’s stand at The CV Show 2019 (Stand 4F55, 30 April – 2 May, NEC Birmingham).
Michelin will exhibit its latest generation connected tyre technologies in a dedicated zone on the Road Haulage Association’s (RHA) stand at the Commercial Vehicle Show for the second successive year. The company will showcase two new wheel and tyre safety systems, designed and manufactured by Wheely-Safe, an official Michelin licensee, for fitment to vehicles regardless of tyre brand policy.
The growing Hankook commercial vehicle tyre portfolio will be on display at this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham, which takes place from 30 April to 2 May at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC). Hankook Tyre UK can be found in Hall 5, stand 5B50, where a wide range of tyres will be presented, including the SmartWork for on and off road and the SmartFlex range for regional haul.
Considering the evolution of the retreading market in the UK to fewer and larger players, the Retread Manufacturers’ Association (RMA) has been faced with somewhat dwindling numbers of members. Consolidation has meant fewer distinct companies, which has in turn made for a reduced membership base. However, this does not necessarily equate to the reduced vitality of retreading in the UK – while certainly facing many challenges from the availability of lower-cost new tyres imported from the Far East, retreading has continued to prove relevant to a greater or lesser degree depending on prevailing macroeconomic winds.
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:
Vehicle management company, LeasePlan UK is presenting its expanded portfolio of commercial vehicle products and services at this year’s CV Show. With more than 1.7 million vehicles worldwide, LeasePlan UK is a major player within the commercial vehicle market-place – with vans and specialist commercials making up more than one-third of the UK fleet.
Chevin Fleet Solutions, a leading global provider of fleet management software, will be demonstrating its latest innovations at this year’s CV Show. Its data collection app, automated Driver Licence Checking system upgraded with ‘e-consent’ and support for the DVSA’s ‘Earned Recognition’ pilot are just some of the new products on display.
Giti Tire will display its new Giti GTL925 high cube trailer pattern in size 445/45R19.5 at the CV Show 2018 (National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham; 24-26 April, 2017; Stand 4G60). The tyre makes its event debut at the show, where the global manufacturer will also unveil an exclusive tyre for a whole new application.
Hankook Tyre UK will present its commercial vehicle tyre portfolio at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham. The show takes place from 24 to 26 April 2018 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) and the Hankook stand (5C60) will be located in Hall 5. The stand will feature a wide range of tyres including the SmartFlex for regional haul, and the SmartWork for on and off road, both of which are selected as Original Equipment for MAN, Mercedes-Benz and Scania trucks. Furthermore, Hankook will launch a new all-position bus tyre for city traffic.
This April, Vacu-Lug will inform fleet visitors at the Commercial Vehicle Show how they can benefit – economically, environmentally and legally – from its tyre management service. Vacu-Lug says it will take the opportunity to demonstrate exactly how selecting Vacu-Lug as tyre management provider can significantly assist in ensuring tyre targets are met and risks eradicated.