Hankook launches new line of truck and bus tyres under its Laufenn brand
Hankook has launched a new line of tyres for commercial use in the UK, under its Laufenn brand. Laufenn truck and bus tyres focus on the second tier of the UK market, and they will be strategically marketed as a wise choice for smaller fleet partners, as well as budget-conscious owner-operators looking for reliable quality.
Laufenn will initially launch with nine different patterns, covering the main range of tyre sizes, for regional haul use, last mile delivery, public transport and construction traffic. All patterns are regroovable and retreadable with a deep original tread. The initial line-up has been developed to meet more than 85% of the total market needs, with most of the sizes offering 3PMSF labelling.
The nine patterns include five tread designs for regional haul, three for construction and material handling traffic and one for urban and commuting bus services.
The regional haul treads cover truck, trailer and bus needs. The two steer tyres, Laufenn LF21 for regional to longer driving distances, and LF22 for regional hauling, accommodate a wide range of vehicles. The Laufenn LZ22 serves as a drive axle tyre for regional haul application, offering a robust tread compound for long tyre life and even wear. Laufenn LF90 an LF91 both fit the purposes of regional haul trailer tyres in different sizes.
The on- and off-road application range of Laufenn truck tyres covers the needs of customers who frequently serve construction sites with their fleet. Therefore, the all position Laufenn tyres LR01 and LR02 both offer the necessary heavy-duty endurance to withstand different levels of ground condition-induced stress. Laufenn LR53 teams up with the LR01 and LR02 as a reliable drive axle tyre with good chip and cut resistance and ability to withstand the demands for on- and off-road application. For urban areas the new Laufenn range offers a multi-purpose all position tyre especially for city traffic. The LF60 provides high wet grip and low noise levels especially for urban bus traffic.