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Recent Awards for Hankook

It’s been a successful few months for Hankook, one of Watling Tyres’ most trusted tyre suppliers, as they received two accolades recognising their achievements.

Hankook Honoured in the Strategic Partnership Category

This year the premier trailer company, Schmitz Cargobull, celebrated their 125th anniversary on the 6th October in Germany. Hankook had the exclusive honour of being the only tyre company to be awarded a prize at the special event.

‘Strategic Partnership’ Award

The ‘Strategic Partnership’ award was presented to Hankook in recognition of the strong working relationship between Hankook and Schmitz Cargobull, the success of which allowed the trailer company to offer the best possible transport solutions to their customers.

Bernard Schmitz, the Deputy General Manager of Purchasing for Schmitz Cargobull, concluded this vein by saying: “For this reason, we’re especially happy to give this prize to Hankook. We look forward to many more joint projects together.”

Dietmar Olbrich, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, also commented that “the prize shows that Hankook has established itself as a key player in the truck market”.

Great Success at the Auto Express 2017 Winter Tyre Test

A Hankook winter tyre has passed the scrutiny of the latest Winter Tyre Test from Auto Express 2017, one of the country’s best selling car magazines.

The Winter i*cept RS² tyres from Hankook proved to be a hit, finishing at a close second when pitted against the many other leading tyre manufacturers. Each tyre’s performance was rated in several assessments to determine its ability, quality, and ease of use. Hankook’s winter tyre took the second prize overall, but achieved a first place in several of the test categories including snow braking, snow traction, and snow circle.

Global Testing

Testing was a truly global effort, with assessments conducted in both at a test centre in northern Germany and in the frozen Arctic Circle in Finland.

Mark Grace, the marketing manager for the UK branch of Hankook, made a statement on the award: “Hankook are delighted with the result in the latest winter tyre tests by Auto Express. The Winter i*cept RS² has already been honoured by the Eco-Master Award from European magazine AUTO BILD and this latest award underlines our commitment to providing drivers with well-designed driving characteristics, including even better handling and braking performance.”

Auto Express concluded by saying that the Hankook Winter i*cept RS² gave “a sound performance that inspired confidence”.

Hankook Tyres Supply & Fitting

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