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Hankook Tyre UK announces continued sponsorship of the Devon Truck Show and the Truck Show Cornwall in 2023

2023. 04. 21

- Sponsorship heads into its third year
- Hankook exhibits some of its most popular truck tires
- Hankook shall be category sponsor of ‘Best in Show Truck and ‘Best in Show Light Commercial’

Daventry, UK, April 21, 2023 – Following on from a successful 2022, premium tire maker Hankook is announced as the official partner at this year’s Devon Truck Show and the Truck Show Cornwall, two significant UK trucking events which will be held on May 13 to 14 at Honiton Showground and July 29 to 30 at Stithians Showground, Truro respectively. The shows focus on commercial transport solutions and showcase the very best of commercial vehicles in the UK. The events shall be an excellent opportunity for the tire maker to exhibit some of its truck tire portfolios and liaise with new and existing fleet operatives and owners.

At each event, Hankook shall exhibit some of its most popular truck tires. These will include the SmartFlex AH51 (steer) and SmartFlex DH51 (drive) truck tires which can be used throughout the year thanks to 3PMSF certification. Compared to their predecessors, there has been a considerable increase in mileage performance and a significant reduction in rolling resistance. There will also be two tires from Hankook’s retread ‘Alphatread’ range, the R-DH05 for the driving axle and R-TH22 for the trailer axle. This range offers fleet operators and owners with a cost-effective and environmentally friendly option for their vehicles. Alongside the truck tires, Hankook’s newest all-season van tire, the Vantra ST AS 2, will be showcased, which offers van drivers with a durable, multi-performance tire all year round.

As well as the main event sponsor, Hankook shall be the category sponsor of ‘Best in Show Truck’ and ‘Best in Show Light Commercial’. Open to any drivers showcasing their vehicle at the events, these awards recognize those owners and operatives who go above and beyond to meet road and industry standards, including vehicle and tire maintenance and safety.

Shane Kallaway, Hankook Tyre UK Sales Manager for the South West and South Wales says, “It was a pleasure when Hankook was asked to be the main event sponsor for the third year running. This is a great opportunity for Hankook to showcase our SmartFlex AH/DH 51 as well as our full commercial and van tire portfolio to drivers and fleet owners. The shows are at large venues and at present over one thousand three hundred trucks are booked in. The shows support local charities and community in the Devon and Cornwall area, and to date, we have raised more than £26,000.”

Mike Quartley, organizer of both events commented, "We are overwhelmed to have the support of Hankook Tyre UK for a 3rd year running now at both Devon Truck Show and the Truck Show Cornwall. Both shows are held to raise funds for local community projects, in 2022 we donated in excess of £8,000 to these vital projects, and without such sponsorships, we would not be able to raise as much money for these local causes. There is something for everyone at the events from the commercial vehicles to trade stands, monster truck shows, and live music.”

The Devon Truck Show will take place on May 13 to 14 at Honiton Showground and the Truck Show Cornwall will take place on July 29 to 30, 2023 at Stithians Showground, Truro.