Hankook Has Net Gains Despite Cost Increases
(Akron/Tire Review) Hankook Tire Co saw profits increase 16 per cent in the third quarter, reaching $51 million against sales that rose 7 per cent to about $450 million. The South Korean tyremaker said the results were due to increased sales to automakers and price increases.
“Sales rose as Hankook raised prices of tyres in the US two times this year and once in Europe,” said Suh Min Chul, assistant manager of Hankook’s investor relations department. Hankook Tire, he noted, paid 11 per cent to 15 per cent more for raw materials compared to previous periods.