California, USA, January 27, 2021 – Hankook Tire announced a pilot engagement with Revvo Technologies, a Silicon Valley based advanced smart tire technology and predictive data analytics company, and Junk King, North America’s top-rated eco-friendly junk removal and hauling company. This pilot program will integrate Hankook’s SmartFlex tires with Revvo’s leading edge tire technology and advanced data analytics product suite to provide critical tire-specific data for 30% of Junk King’s vehicles currently operating in California, USA.
“Ensuring our trucks stay in pristine shape is critical for our operations. It is the key to us providing the top-notch customer service we promise each and every one of our customers,” said Michael Andreacchi, CEO and co-founder of Junk King. “We’re excited to be at the forefront of this intelligent tire pilot program, and having access to the tire data for our trucks is going to help us continue to standout in the junk removal industry.”
As a leader in the junk removal industry, Junk King has a large fleet of vehicles across the United States and Canada that require high levels of safety, vehicle uptime, and operational efficiency. Understanding tires play a key role in meeting those requirements, Hankook Tire is researching innovative ways to improve TBR products at all levels in order to provide best performance across mileage, safety and durability for customers. SmartFlex is Hankook’s TBR line up of Hybrid segment tires for multi-purposes, designed to deliver high fuel efficiency and powerful traction.
While telematics and fleet management software are already in use in many of today’s fleets, tires are where fleet managers traditionally have not had any visibility. Revvo provides immense value by filling in this gap. Revvo’s advanced tire sensing platform embeds a proprietary sensor inside of each tire in a vehicle and captures real-time tire data. That data is processed and turned into actionable insights including predicted tread life, abnormal tire behavior, optimal tire maintenance intervals and settings, and real-time alerts.
Revvo’s CEO Sunjay Dodani says “Helping keep operators safe on the road is one of our main goals. We are excited to partner with Hankook to give a fleet like Junk King the visibility into the usage of their tires. Seeing it help prevent major incidents gives us confidence in our shared vision of smart, connected tires for every vehicle on the road.”
“At Hankook, we understand the need to combine great products with advancing technology to provide real-time solutions for our dealers and fleets, such as improved safety and reduction of down time to increase fleet productivity,” adds Rob Williams, VP of Truck and Bus Radial Sales at Hankook Tire USA. “As we continue to advance our product innovation & technology, this is the next logical step to provide real-time data to fleets, which will be accomplished by working closely with our dealer network as these digital solutions continue to evolve.”