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Expanding OE Portfolio in Southeast Asia, Hankook Supplies Tires for Toyota Sienta in Indonesia
Hankook Tire strengthen its position as a high quality premium tire manufacturer in Southeast Asia through expanding an OE portfolio as the official tire supplier or Original Equipment (OE) for Toyota in its latest MPV, Toyota Sienta in Indonesia
September 27, 2016 (Jakarta, Indonesia) - After its success as the official tire supplier or Original Equipment (OE) for Toyota Agya in 2015, now Hankook Tire is again expanding its OE portfolio in Southeast Asia by becoming the official tire supplier for Toyota Sienta in Indonesia. The MPV produced by PT Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia will use tires from Hankook Tire Kinergy EX.
"We are proud to work together again and trusted by Toyota, which is the world's leading car manufacturer. Kinergy EX from Hankook Tire will provide high quality performance tire for the comfort and security of the customers that suits the tropical climate in Indonesia," said Kim Sun Jung, the Vice President of the ASEAN-India Marketing and Sales Hankook Tire.
Kinergy EX is a best-selling product of Hankook Tire in the country. These products are selected as the official tire of Toyota Sienta with its technological excellence that has been proven, such as Wheel Alignment Indicator, which specifically applied for Kinergy EX. Through several technology tests, Wheel Alignment Indicator enables the driver to determine the level of tire wear with two pairs of small holes that are placed on both out-sides of the tire. If the wheel alignment troubled, one of the two pairs of holes will be reduced as it is early eroded. This technology is the development of Hankook Tire in creating the comfort and safety driving experience.
Kinergy EX also provides leading features of the four diagonal grooves design that divides the tread also provide advantages when driving on wet road terrain, improving maneuverability and braking. Besides, the tire which is manufactured in Hankook Tire Indonesia plant, Cikarang is also using local rubber raw materials and specially designed by Hankook Tire R&D team to adjust the road conditions in Indonesia.
"We hope that this partnership will generate a positive output for Hankook Tire and Toyota. We will continue to be committed through various innovations and the latest tire technology to provide maximum driving experience for customers, especially in Indonesia and Southeast Asia," Kim Sun Jung added. Besides Indonesia, Hankook Tire has also proved its credibility as an OE in Southeast Asia countries including Malaysia and Thailand.