By Eddie Treacy
Hankook Tire announced last week at the 2012 Mid- America Trucking Show that it has been selected as the new original equipment tire company from Daimler Trucks North America.
This makes Hankook the major supplier for Freightliner Cascadia and Coronado models expected to hit the market this May.
Bryan Woo, vice president of Hankook Tire global OE division, is happy with the agreement and said he is looking forward to what the future holds for his tires.
“As our growth continues throughout 2012 and in the years ahead, we look forward to extending not only this relationship but also expanding further in the premium truck tire market,” said Woo.
“An OE agreement like this one, with a leader such as DTNA, is yet another critical proof point of our strong brand, investment in R&D and leading technology here in the United States.”
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with a Smartway Certification has already recognized Hankook Tire’s AL11 and D11 that are in the process of being installed in the two models.