Tag: Hankook Tire

Red Dot Awards for three Hankook tyres

Red Dot Awards for three Hankook tyres

6th April 2020 | 0 Comments

A trio of Hankook tyres are recipients of the Red Dot Award 2020 for product design. Hankook Tire shares that the Red Dot Award judges singled out the Hankook i*pike RS2, Hankook Dynapro AT2, and Hankook Dynapro MT2 for this honour.

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Hankook launches CMF LAB design database

Hankook launches CMF LAB design database

27th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Hankook Tire will support its product development with a new in-house creative database that offers “unique industry insights and new concepts.” The tyre maker has set up this ‘CMF LAB’ database together with Model Solution, its prototype and manufacturing solutions company. Model Solution will use the CMF LAB as a strategic springboard for new business expansion.

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Hankook Tire examining distribution structures, looking at M&A growth

Hankook Tire examining distribution structures, looking at M&A growth

24th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Hankook Tire concedes that its response to last year’s “extremely challenging” business environment and the rapidly-changing trends influencing the tyre industry was “not fully sufficient” to combat downward pressure upon its business. Hyun Shick Cho, vice chairman and chief executive officer of Hankook Technology Group, has addressed this issue in a letter to shareholders, discussing means of responding preemptively to these changing trends.

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Hankook Tire announces share buyback & increased dividend

24th March 2020 | 0 Comments

In measures aimed at enhancing “shareholder-friendly management”, Hankook Tire intends to buy back around KRW 50 billion (£34 million) of its shares over the coming six months and will also “sharply expand” the size of its dividends. In addition, the tyre maker will form a support group for external directors and implement an electronic voting system.

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Hankook partners with ‘world’s largest’ motorsport championship

Hankook partners with ‘world’s largest’ motorsport championship

12th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Hankook Tire has become a sponsor of the Nürburgring Endurance Series, the race event at the renown German circuit that previously went by the name VLN Endurance Championship and billed as the largest motorsport championship in the world. The tyre maker hopes this new tie-up will be the start of a “long term partnership” with the retitled, open tyre supply motorsport series.

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CV Show launch for Laufenn truck tyre range

CV Show launch for Laufenn truck tyre range

9th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Truck tyres are joining the ranks of Hankook Tire’s second brand, Laufenn. Hankook Tyre UK will preside over the global launch of these products at this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show, presenting the Laufenn tyres alongside its expanding Hankook commercial vehicle line-up.

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Hankook extends rugby league sponsorship in Australia

Hankook extends rugby league sponsorship in Australia

3rd March 2020 | 0 Comments

Thanks to an extension of the current partnership, Hankook will return in 2020 as official tyre of Australia’s National Rugby League (NRL). As part of the newly-extended contract, the tyre maker will launch what it says will be “one of the biggest consumer promotions ever seen” in the country’s tyre industry; this will run from April to August 2020.

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Hankook using Amazon Web Services for tyre development work

17th February 2020 | 0 Comments

Hankook Tire says it is collaborating with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to further its virtual tyre development work. This involves the tyre maker using the AWS cloud platform to store, process, and analyse huge amounts of data such as that gathered from its recently-introduced Virtual Compound Design (VCD) system, which predicts the characteristics of tyre compounds and finds an optimal combination through artificial intelligence analysis.

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New Laufenn performance, touring ranges

New Laufenn performance, touring ranges

17th February 2020 | 0 Comments

For the past four years, Hankook Tire has offered customers in European markets a choice of two tyre brands – its flagship Hankook brand and Laufenn, a range “tailored to different lifestyles and above all meet the needs of price-conscious drivers.” The Laufenn line-up has now been further extended with two new models, the Laufenn S FIT EQ+ for the performance segment, and Laufenn G FIT EQ+ for the touring segment. Both arrive in spring 2020 and replace existing, similarly-named products.

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Schmitz Cargobull renews OE agreement with Hankook Tire

Schmitz Cargobull renews OE agreement with Hankook Tire

10th February 2020 | 0 Comments

Hankook tyres have been fitted as original equipment on Schmitz Cargobull trailers over the past decade under a growing partnership. The two companies have now extended this partnership for an additional three years. The cooperation, which began in 2013, will thus continue until the end of 2022.

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Pirelli ‘Gold’ for sustainability with S&P Global

Pirelli ‘Gold’ for sustainability with S&P Global

4th February 2020 | 0 Comments

Pirelli holds the distinction of being the only company within the automotive components sector to achieve ‘Gold Class’ in the SAM Sustainability Yearbook 2020. Other tyre makers to gain a ranked position in the Yearbook were Hankook Tire & Technology and Nokian Tyres, which both achieved SAM Bronze Class, and Bridgestone Corporation, which was acknowledged as a Sustainability Yearbook Member.

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Hankook Tire extending Real Madrid sponsorship to 2022/23

Hankook Tire extending Real Madrid sponsorship to 2022/23

21st January 2020 | 0 Comments

The sponsorship agreement between Hankook Tire and Real Madrid has been extended until the end of the 2022/23 season. This continued collaboration between tyre maker and Spanish La Liga football club was sealed at a ceremony recently held at Santiago Bernabéu stadium. Florentino Pérez, president of Real Madrid, and Sang Hoon Lee, Hankook Tire’s president in Europe, oversaw proceedings.

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Sang Hoon Lee appointed president, COO of Hankook Tire Europe

Sang Hoon Lee appointed president, COO of Hankook Tire Europe

16th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Hankook Tire Europe says it is “repositioning itself for the new decade,” and to support this has given Sang Hoon Lee responsibility for its operative business in the Europe and CIS regions. As chief operation officer and president, Lee succeeds Han-Jun Kim as head of Hankook’s European headquarters.

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Hankook Tire opens office for Austria & Switzerland

Hankook Tire opens office for Austria & Switzerland

13th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Hankook Tire is aiming for a “double-digit” share of the market in Austria and Switzerland, and to help grow the Hankook brand in both countries it has opened a new branch office in Vienna.

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Soo II Lee to lead Hankook Tire America

Soo II Lee to lead Hankook Tire America

6th January 2020 | 0 Comments

As of mid-January 2020, Soo II Lee will become president of Hankook Tire America Corp. He will serve in this capacity alongside his existing remit of president and chief operating officer of Hankook Tire & Technology, an arrangement that will see him split his time between Hankook’s America headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee and the company’s global headquarters in Seoul, Korea.

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