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Tyre supply: Hankook Tire in talks with US car makers

Tyre supply: Hankook Tire in talks with US car makers

Thursday 1st February 2018 | 0 Comments

Hankook Tire reports that it is currently discussing original equipment tyre supply opportunities with “several top-tier US auto manufacturers,” with a view to becoming the original equipment supplier for a “handful of popular 2019 models.” The tyre maker says it is also negotiating “notable partnerships” in the USA for this year. In 2017 Hankook secured OE deals with two of the top-selling sedans on the US market, the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry.

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Hankook SmartWork OE on Scania

Hankook SmartWork OE on Scania

Friday 26th January 2018 | 0 Comments

The original equipment supply relationship between Hankook Tire and Swedish commercial vehicle manufacturer Scania has been extended through the approval of the SmartWork truck tyre series. SmartWork is designed for trucks engaged in construction applications, and the original equipment arrangement covers all Scania vehicles designed for use on construction sites, including the new Scania XT generation of construction vehicles.

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Hankook tyres OE on Citroën C3 Aircross

Hankook tyres OE on Citroën C3 Aircross

Monday 22nd January 2018 | 0 Comments

The C3 Aircross, a distinctive-looking compact SUV that Citroën brought to market late last year, is now available with Hankook tyres as original equipment. Hankook Tire shares that its Kinergy 4S all-season tyre has been approved for the C3 Aircross in sizes 195/60 R16 89H, 205/60 R16 92H and 215/50 R17 91H, and the Ventus Prime³ summer tyre in size 205/60 R16 92H.

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Hankook selected as OE tyres for Radical range

Hankook selected as OE tyres for Radical range

Tuesday 16th January 2018 | 0 Comments

An agreement signed at Autosport International last week seals Hankook Tire’s status as exclusive original equipment tyre supplier to Peterborough-based sportscar manufacturer Radical. Hankook tyres will be fitted to Radical’s road and racing models, and through the supply partnership Hankook will be represented in various international racing series in which Radical is closely involved.

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Hankook Tire appoints new Europe/CIS head

Hankook Tire appoints new Europe/CIS head

Tuesday 2nd January 2018 | 0 Comments

Starting yesterday, Han-Jun Kim is president and chief executive officer of Hankook Tire Europe. He succeeds Ho-Youl Pae; having served in this capacity since 2014, Pae now returns to South Korea to take over a new role at the company's global headquarters.

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Drive like a woman: Hankook Tire awarded for safety campaign

Wednesday 13th December 2017 | 0 Comments

When my mate Scotty uttered that I drove like a woman he meant it as a slur, but the joke is now on him – it turns out that this is an award-winning driving style. The award is a bronze 2017 Epica Award in the online campaigns – automotive category, and was given to Hankook Tire Sweden for a short video highlighting the over-representation of men, and younger men in particular, in Sweden’s road accident statistics. The campaign is titled Kör som en kvinna, which in English means ‘Drive like a woman’.

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Hankook Tire appoints new executives

Tuesday 12th December 2017 | 0 Comments

In addition to new president and CEO Soo Il Lee, who will serve alongside Hyun Bum Cho as a separate representative of the company from 1 January 2018, Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. has named a new executive vice-president, five senior vice-presidents and 17 vice-presidents. Announcing these appointments, the tyre maker states that it has restructured its organisation to “respond to the global market and customers with more agility.”

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Hankook names new president & chief executive

Hankook names new president & chief executive

Monday 11th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Soo-Il Lee has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Hankook Tire, effective 1 January 2018. He takes over as CEO from Suh Seung-Hwa, whose retirement has been announced.

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Hankook Tire extends Sinopec supply in China

Wednesday 22nd November 2017 | 0 Comments

Further growth in China is on the cards for Hankook Tire following an expansion of a retail agreement with China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, or Sinopec. Earlier this year, it entered into an agreement to supply truck and bus radials to Sinopec garage retail centres in seven of China’s 32 provinces, and adjusted production at one of the three Hankook tyre plants in China to accommodate expected demand. Yonhap News Agency reports this arrangement has now been extended to a further eight provinces.

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Hankook Tire: Sales up 10% in Q3 2017

Tuesday 7th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Increased sales of winter and ultra-high-performance tyres in Europe are credited with helping drive revenue at Hankook Tire up 10.1 per cent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2017.

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Laufenn: Significant US sales growth expected this year

Friday 27th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Amongst the first markets to receive Hankook Tire’s Laufenn brand was the United States, the location for the range’s introduction in November 2014. Since then, the brand has enjoyed continued growth, and Hankook Tire anticipates a 143 per cent year-on-year increase in Laufenn tyre sales in the US this year.

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Hankook Tire talks electromobility and tyre development

Wednesday 25th October 2017 | 0 Comments

When vehicle manufacturers talk about the future, the talk centres more and more on electric vehicles, and the timetable for their introduction is increasingly specific. During the IAA show in Germany a couple of months back, several major car makers announced or reiterated plans to bring all-electric models to market by 2020. This means that OEMs, including tyre makers, are already busy with preparations.

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Official opening for Hankook’s US tyre plant

Wednesday 18th October 2017 | 0 Comments

A grand opening ceremony has been held for Hankook Tire’s newest plant. The facility, located in Clarksville, Tennessee, is the tyre maker’s first manufacturing site in the United States and the eighth Hankook Tire factory worldwide. The opening ceremony was attended by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, United States Representative Marsha Blackburn, Korean Consul General Seong-jin Kim, along with many other prominent state and local officials.

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Hankook OE on 2018 Honda Accord

Thursday 12th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Hankook Tire has been selected to become the main OE supplier for the all-new, tenth-generation 2018 Honda Accord. It will supply its Hankook Kinergy GT in size 225/50 R17V. The tyre maker hasn’t specified which markets this arrangement applies to.

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Hankook presenting tyre developments at IAA

Hankook presenting tyre developments at IAA

Tuesday 22nd August 2017 | 0 Comments

In addition to presenting a new summer product and design ideas for future mobility concepts, Hankook Tire says its focus at the IAA motor show next month will be on “innovations in premium original fitment tyres and the current winter tyre line-up.”

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