Supply of Hankook tyres to Mercedes-Benz Trucks in Europe began in summer 2014, and the tyre maker has now expanded its original equipment portfolio with the vehicle manufacture. Hankook Tire has announced it will provide six sizes of tyre to the new Mercedes-Benz Actros.
The deal covers four different tyre models – the AL10 (sizes and 295/80R22.5 and 385/55R22.5) and DL10 (sizes 295/80R22.5 and 315/70R22.5) long haul tyres and the AM06 and DM03 on-off-road tyres (both size 315/80R22.5).
“Our innovation-driven investment in high quality, advanced tyres has paid off with today’s OE supply agreement for the Mercedes-Benz Trucks,” commented Hankook Tire vice-chairman and CEO, Seung-Hwa Suh. “Hankook Tire will further expand its premium truck tyre segment in the coming years by building off the cutting-edge ingenuity of our products.”
In addition to announcing supply to the Actros, Hankook Tire says it “plans to extend its momentum in the HCV segment” by increasing supply volume for more tyre sizes in the near future.