Hankook tyres have been fitted as original equipment on Schmitz Cargobull trailers over the past decade under a growing partnership. The two companies have now extended this partnership for an additional three years. The cooperation, which began in 2013, will thus continue until the end of 2022.
The inaugural Schmitz Cargobull Supplier Day was recently held as part of the company’s 125-year anniversary celebrations. The trailer manufacturer honoured suppliers in a variety of categories during the event, including Hankook Tire, the only tyre maker to take home a prize. Hankook was honoured with the ‘Strategic Partnership’ award.
Schmitz Cargobull and Kögel Trailer GmbH & Co. KG recently started filling tyres with Ultra-Seal from their respective trailer factories. The news comes is one of a series of announcements that show a significant jump in Ultra-Seal usage.
At the same time Ultra-Seal reports that it is “systematically acquiring full European network coverage by contracting Europart Denmark and Eurotyre Belgium for the distributorship rights for the sale of Ultra-Sea”.
Westlake tyres is supplying global transport and logistics firm DSV with tyres for 3000 commercial vehicle trailers as the sole original equipment fitment. According to Westlake representatives, the latest news comes as part of a strategy for Westlake to expand in the OE market for the fleets in Europe during the coming year.
A plan announced by Hankook Tire and Schmitz Cargobull last year to develop aftermarket trailer tyre business has been extended by a new agreement that makes Profile Tyrecenter Corporation the trailer manufacturer’s tyre service partner in the Benelux region.
Schmitz Cargobull trailers have rolled out the factory on Hankook-supplied tyres since 2013, and the two companies began collaborating in full-service business early last year after signing a further agreement covering the European market. During the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Germany last month, Hankook Tire and Schmitz Cargobull signed a new agreement that extends their cooperation until 2019.
The Conti Hybrid HT3 is being introduced as a standard tyre in truck trailer manufacturer Schmitz Cargobull’s product portfolio. Commenting on the tyre’s selection by Schmitz Cargobull, Peter Matzke, head of OE Truck Tyres at Continental remarked: “We are delighted that Schmitz Cargobull has included our Conti Hybrid HT3 in its original equipment manufacturing portfolio, further strengthening our longstanding collaboration.”
European trailer manufacturer Schmitz Cargobull has approved Goodyear’s Ultra Grip Max T winter trailer tyre as original equipment fitment on its trailers for customers operating in severe winter conditions. Goodyear’s recently-introduced truck winter tyres will be available in sizes 385/65R22.5 and 385/55R22.5 for trailers destined for regions such as the Alps, the Nordic countries and Russia.
The original equipment supply relationship between Hankook Tire and truck trailer manufacturer Schmitz Cargobull AG has been extended by the signing of an agreement said to detail the two companies’ further long-term cooperation. According to the terms of this agreement, Hankook’s original equipment business with Schmitz Cargobull will initially concentrate on the European market. Nine 19.5 and 22.5 inch trailer sizes from the e-cube range, including the new 455/40 R 22.5 e-cube MAX, and the SmartWork range will be supplied to the trailer manufacturer.