Hankook offers online tyre 'label finder'
ERJ staff report (LMH)
Neu-Isenburg, Germany - Ahead of the new EU tyre labelling guidelines, tyre manufacturer Hankook has launched an online service that allows its customers to easily find tyre labels for its products.
Hankook said it tested its entire range of products in accordance with EU regulations and put the results online. The online 'label finder' tool offers orientation and help to both consumers and dealers, and provides an overview of the label results of each individual Hankook tyre model. The label finder also allows uses to compare different tyre models and sizes with regard to wet braking and fuel efficiency.
â€œOur products have always been designed with a special focus on safety and the environment, long before the emergence of the new EU guidelines,â€ explained Jin-Wook Choi, CEO of the European division of Hankook Tire.
He added, â€œAs a result of our continuous investments in research and about fifty percent of all sizes of our current passenger car tyre series Ventus S1 evoÂ², Ventus PrimeÂ² and Kinergy Eco already achieve top label certifications of CA or BB for the replacement market segment with more to come.â€
Hankook said the label finder allows customers to easily compare each tyre model and to make the right choice â€œin terms of safety, operating efficiency and ecology.â€œ The company added however that â€œA large number of relevant tyre featuresâ€ will not be shown by the label, and encouraged customers to do further research from magazines and independent associations.
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News release from Hankook