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Hankook Tire confirms sponsorship of the 2023 Air Ambulance Service Showcase and Awards

2022. 09. 19

- Hankook Tyre UK continues to donate tires to The Air Ambulance Service and has confirmed its sponsorship of two Special Merit Awards at the 2023 Showcase and Awards
- Since 2017 the company has donated tires to be fitted to the Air Ambulance’s Rapid Response Critical Care car fleet to enable them to continue their important missions

Daventry, UK, September 19, 2022 – Global leading tire company Hankook Tire is proud to announce its sponsorship of two Special Merit Awards at The Air Ambulance Service 2023 Showcase and Awards, to be held on February 24th next year at the Eastside Rooms, Birmingham, UK.

The event celebrates the outstanding work of The Service and recognizes the lifesaving achievements of employees and volunteers. The Air Ambulance Service is a charity funded solely on public donations and operates Rapid Response Critical Care cars and helicopter Air Ambulances across the five counties of UK including Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, and Rutland, attending an average of ten lifesaving missions every day. The Critical Care cars are used in place of the helicopters in extreme weather conditions and in instances where it is quicker to reach the emergency by road.

Managing Director of Hankook Tyre UK, Chang Yool Han, said, “Hankook is honored to sponsor two Special Merit Awards at the 2023 Air Ambulance Service Showcase and Awards and continue to provide the charity with our Ventus S1 evo 3 ultra-high-performance tires for their Rapid Response Critical Care Cars, to enable them to operate at the highest levels of reliability, safety and speed.”

The partnership between Hankook and The Air Ambulance Service was established in 2017 when The Service became Hankook’s charity of choice in the UK, and the first set of tires were donated for the Rapid Response Critical Care Cars. Over the past five years, Hankook has supplied more than 150 tires which must be changed frequently due to the high speeds and distances undertaken. The donations from Hankook ensure The Air Ambulance Service have the tires to hand, ready to be changed at any given time, reducing the time each vehicle is out of service and reducing the cost to the charity. Since the partnership began, the Air Ambulance Service has been able to switch to operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and have extended their Rapid Response Critical Care car fleet with the addition of another two new Skoda Kodiaqs, taking the number of vehicles to six.

Karl Bexon, The Air Ambulance Service Airbase Manager, said, “On behalf of The Air Ambulance Service Operations team and crews I’d like to say a huge thank you to the entire team at Hankook for supporting us once again with this generous donation of tires and continuing to partner us in 2022 and into 2023. Our fleet of Critical Care cars remains available throughout the day and night all year round, enabling us to provide pre-hospital emergency interventions and care to patients in time of need. We are extremely grateful in knowing that we continue to have the reliability and safety of world class tires whilst out on the roads.”