Hankook Tire launched a new line of tires for commercial vehicles in the UK under its Laufenn Brand. The lineup will initially have 9 different patterns that cater for the transportation of goods, construction materials, and people. The tires will also be available in all the main sizes.
Hankook Tire will market Laufenn truck and bus tires as the best choice for budget-conscious owner-operators and smaller fleet partners. The tires are designed to offer maximum quality and to help strengthen the Laufenn brand.
According to Chang-Yool Han, the Managing Director of Hankook Tyre UK, the radial tires come as an additional valuable option to the company’s overall portfolio. They will help the company showcase to its customers that its a premium tire manufacturer, able to provide a comprehensive and full product range.
Paul Emery, the Sales Director for the UK, added that this was a unique opportunity to substantiate Hankook’s TBR offer as a striving, premium, and full-service brand that is associated with technological innovation.
The Laufenn lineup will be available in five regional haul designs, three construction and material handling traffic models, and one tire for commuting and urban bus services.
The regional haul Hankook tires will cover most of the truck, bus, and trailer needs. There will be two steer tires – the Laufenn LF21 and LF22. The former covers regional to longer driving distances while the latter accommodates a wide range of vehicles for regional hauling. The two tires are well-equipped and profit from great durability, in addition to other advantages. The Laufenn LZ22 is a regional hauling drive axle tire. It comes with tread compounds that ensure long life and even wear. The Laufenn LF90 and LF91 are both regional haul trailer tires and come in different sizes.
Hankook will also offer on and off-road Laufenn tires. These serve the needs of those that frequently visit construction sites with their fleets. The options here include the Laufenn LR01 and LR02. They both provide heavy-duty endurance to handle different ground condition-induced stresses. The Laufenn LR53 builds upon the LR01 and LR02 to provide good chip and cut resistance and an ability to handle On &Off road applications.
Hankook offers the LF60 for urban areas. This is a multi-purpose range of Laufenn tires that provides high wet grip and low noise levels in urban areas. It’s ideal for urban bus traffic.