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Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. announced that for the 11th time, the company will be attending the Reifen 2014 International Trade Fair, to be held in Essen, Germany, May 27-May 30.
Hankook says it will be in hall 3.0, Stand 3A32, where tire manufacturer will present its line-up and newest tire developments on an area of over 300 square meters.
Hankook says it will be bringing its current product portfolio for cars, SUVs, off-road vehicles, vans as well as light and heavy-duty trucks.
The premium and UHP segment in particular are demonstrating consistent success as original equipment. The new BMW 4er Coupé will be the latest model to roll out of the factory on Hankook UHP Ventus S1 evo2s.
"It is always interesting to get feedback every two years here in Essen from our partners and customers of many years, as well as from many new guests from around the world. It reflects the successful development of the Hankook brand in Europe, which we are of course very happy about", explained Dietmar Olbrich, Hankook's Marketing and Sales director for German-speaking markets.
"A lot has happened since our first appearance. Our tires have consistently established themselves among leading automobile manufacturers and alike, demonstrating the brands premium positioning. This is evident, among other things, in the announcement of numerous original equipping successes, which our performance and premium tires have recently achieved, with the BMW Group and Daimler AG for example. They are of course prominently represented at our trade stand."
Service Line Inc.’s Renegade TMB 4000 manual parts washer for general repair cleaning is designed to be a practical alternative to washing parts with solvents.
The tire pressure monitor system (TPMS) monitors the air pressure in the four road tires with wheel-mounted tire pressure sensors.
The new General Altimax Arctic 12 studdable winter tire from Continental Tire the Americas LLC targets the passenger car, minivan, crossover and compact sport utility vehicle markets. The new tire also completes the General brand’s winter tire lineup.
The Robinair AC1234-6 was the first commercially available fully automatic R1234YF machine to meet the SAE’s requirement for recovering, recycling and recharging vehicle A/C systems with the new refrigerant, according to Bosch Automotive Service Solutions.
Tire Factory Inc. members have rebranded the vast majority of their 206 stores to the Point S banner at a breakneck pace. And leaders of the Oregon-based cooperative are unveiling new programs with two big hopes: the momentum of current members continues, and more independent tire dealers join their network.
In a survey of nearly 30,000 consumers, one tire brand was the clear winner.
On the surface, the tire industry appears to be relatively stable. As Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Chairman, CEO and President Rich Kramer likes to say, “We’re in an industry that’s over 100 years old selling essentially the same product, the inflatable tire.”
Continued growth in the U.S. and Canadian markets will be the key for Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. to reach its self-imposed goal of being the industry’s fifth largest tire company by 2020. This is the message about 80 key distributors and dealers of Hankook-branded tires were told at the company’s annual Partner’s Day Meeting in Los Cabos, Mexico, last month.
When it comes time to replace tires on a luxury vehicle, 58% of owners are more likely to stick with the original equipment brand. And nearly half of those consumers intend to return to the car dealership to buy replacement tires.
Hankook Tire America Corp. is offering consumers a spring "Great Catch" rebate with the purchase of any of the brand's seven most popular passenger and light truck tires.
Nexen Tire Co. Ltd. has created a first-of-its-kind partnership with an English Premier League club. The tire company will be the Official Sleeve Partner of the Manchester City Club, and the Nexen logo will appear on the club's uniform sleeve for all league games in the 2017-2018 season.
Bridgestone Americas Inc. has named Nizar Trigui to the new role of chief technology officer (CTO).
Maxxis International is sponsoring the ChumpCar World Series, a non-profit racing series geared toward weekend enthusiasts and amateurs who seek the thrill of racing, but can't afford the big bucks of for-profit series.
The BKT USA Inc. booth at the recently completed 2017 ConExpo-Con/Agg in Las Vegas gave show attendees plenty to talk about. The company showcased not only its Earthmax farm tires, including the new Earthmax SR 35, but also its ATV/UTV tire lineup.