Technotrac: Hankook Tire opens own winter test facility in Finland

(l to r): Alex Burns (CEO of Test World parent company Millbrook), Ho-Youl Pae, Hyoung Nam Kim (Hankook’s head of global R&D and purchasing) and Klaus Krause cut the ribbon at the new Technotrac

With a decisive snip, more than a year’s work was officially complete. Four representatives from Hankook Tire’s global and European operations, suitably rugged up for the occasion, were on hand to open a facility that extends the tyre maker’s aim of self-contained development and manufacture of tyres for European markets. The inauguration of the ‘Technotrac’ facility gives Hankook Tire a permanent home alongside one of the world’s best-known winter test grounds, something that Ho-Youl Pae is very proud of.

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