Tag: Hankook Tire

Hankook: Brands Hatch round a “good advertisement for motorsport”

Hankook: Brands Hatch round a “good advertisement for motorsport”

14th August 2018 |

With his win at Brands Hatch last weekend, Paul Di Resta closed the gap with championship leader, fellow Mercedes-Benz driver Garry Paffett, to just 29 points in the overall standings. This was Di Resta's third win in Brands Hatch and the tenth of his DTM career. Gary Paffett crossed the finish line as runner-up after 40 laps of racing.

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DTM, Hankook returning to Brands Hatch

DTM, Hankook returning to Brands Hatch

8th August 2018 |

Between 2006 and 2013, the DTM touring car series was a regular visitor to the Brands Hatch circuit in Kent, and following a four-year hiatus DTM drivers will race there once again this weekend. Instead of using the 1.2-mile Indy circuit favoured in past years, the action in 2018 will take place on the full, 2.4-mile GP circuit.

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Hankook Tire: Operating profit down 10.4% in Q2 2018

Hankook Tire: Operating profit down 10.4% in Q2 2018

6th August 2018 |

At KRW 1.67 trillion (£1.14 billion), sales were up 2.3 per cent year-on-year for Hankook Tire in the second quarter of 2018, however this didn’t stop operating profit slipping 10.4 per cent to KRW 183.2 billion (£125.3 million). According to the tyre maker, operating profit was reduced compared with the same period of last year due to initial operating costs in its tyre plant in Tennessee, USA as well as increasing competition in the Korean market. The operating margin decreased from 12.3 per cent to 10.7 per cent.

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Hankook gains Renault CSR award

Hankook gains Renault CSR award

17th July 2018 |

Groupe Renault has selected Hankook Tire as recipient of its Corporate Social Responsibility award for this year. The tyre maker was one of 12 awardees at this year’s Groupe Renault Supplier Award ceremony to be acknowledged in five sectors – Best Service, Design, Innovation, Purchasing sustainability, and Quality.

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Wholesale acquisition: Hankook Tire buys Reifen Müller

Wholesale acquisition: Hankook Tire buys Reifen Müller

4th July 2018 |

Another tyre wholesaler in Germany is now in manufacturer hands. Hankook Tire has announced the 100 per cent equity purchase of independent wholesaler and retailer Reifen Müller. The acquisition gives Hankook Tire ownership of Reifen Müller’s sales distribution affiliate company, Reifen Müller KG, its 44 retail service outlets and the Reifen Müller GmbH & Co. Runderneuerungswerk KG retreading business.

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Hankook Tire, Arlanxeo to jointly develop high-performance synthetic rubber

Hankook Tire, Arlanxeo to jointly develop high-performance synthetic rubber

6th June 2018 |

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) covering the co-development of synthetic rubber technologies has been signed between Hankook Tire and Arlanxeo. Under the terms of the MoU, the two companies will jointly study and develop new high-performance synthetic rubber grades and applications, with the aim of increasing tyre performance from the early stages of product development.

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Hankook: Two tyre approvals for BMW X3

Hankook: Two tyre approvals for BMW X3

4th June 2018 |

Hankook Tire has won another original fitment order covering both summer and winter tyres, this time for the current BMW X3. The third-generation X3, which was introduced last year, will be available with the Ventus S1 evo² SUV in size 225/60 R18 104 W XL and with Hankook’s winter i*cept evo² SUV in 225/60 R18 104 H XL.

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Hankook launches Kinergy 4S² all-season tyre

Hankook launches Kinergy 4S² all-season tyre

4th June 2018 |

Back in 1994, a little-known tyre brand called Hankook entered the all-season market in Europe with the Optisuper. A lot has changed for the tyre maker since then, but it is still firmly in the all-season tyre business – and has now introduced its fifth-generation tyre, the Hankook Kinergy 4S².

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Hankook releases new generation all-season tyre

Hankook releases new generation all-season tyre

30th May 2018 |

Look carefully for the superscript – Hankook Tire has unveiled its fifth generation of all-season tyre for Europe. It’s called the Hankook Kinergy 4S², and despite the naming similarities is a completely redeveloped product. The Kinergy 4S² comes to market in June 2018 with a launch range of 17 sizes in the 14- to 17-inch rim diameter bracket. From the second half of the year, the range will be expanded to 64 sizes for 14- to 20-inches.

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Thinking ahead: Hankook Tire preparing for IAA CV

Thinking ahead: Hankook Tire preparing for IAA CV

25th May 2018 |

Even though Hankook Tire is now – as are many within the tyre industry – making final preparations for next week’s The Tire Cologne, the tyre maker is already getting ready for the 2018 IAA Commercial Vehicles fair. Offering a sneak preview of what we can expect to see this September, it shares that the show in Hannover, Germany will host the world premiere of a new Hankook mixed on- and off-road tyre line-up that includes steer, drive and trailer axle fitments. Hankook Tire also intends to announce further growth in its business with truck OEMs.

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Hankook Tire: Together with Europa League until 2020-21

Hankook Tire: Together with Europa League until 2020-21

16th May 2018 |

In a few hours’ time Marseille will square up against Atletico Madrid in this season’s Europa League final, with the Spanish side given short odds to be holding the trophy high at the close of play. Hankook Tire is present in Lyon as sponsor and announced today its commitment to take part in the excitement for a further three years: The tyre maker’s UEFA Europa League support has been extended until the end of the 2020-21 season.

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Hankook Tire acquires majority stake in Model Solution

Hankook Tire acquires majority stake in Model Solution

15th May 2018 |

By acquiring a 75 per cent equity stake in high-tech digital prototype company ‘Model Solution Ltd.’, Hankook Tire hopes to benefit from synergies gained by combining the company’s know-how with that of its affiliate, super-size mould equipment company M&K Technology. The tyre maker paid KRW 68.6 billion (£47.3 million) for the stake.

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Strong partnership: Hankook gains GM Supplier of the Year award

Strong partnership: Hankook gains GM Supplier of the Year award

11th May 2018 |

Hankook Tire is once again a GM Supplier of the Year awardee. General Motors honoured the tyre maker as one of its 132 best suppliers at a ceremony held on 20 April. This is the second consecutive year Hankook has received the award.

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Hankook bringing world premières and smart tyre solutions to The Tire Cologne

Hankook bringing world premières and smart tyre solutions to The Tire Cologne

19th April 2018 |

With 400 metres of exhibition space at The Tire Cologne, the team at Hankook Tire has plenty of room to stretch out. Or to present a broad range of products, including its new all-weather car tyre. The world première of this tyre – Hankook is keeping mum about its name – will take place at Stand A050, in Hall 6.1.

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Hankook launches SmartCity AU04+ bus tyre

Hankook launches SmartCity AU04+ bus tyre

10th April 2018 |

A new tyre line has joined the Hankook range of bus tyres. The SmartCity AU04+ is designed for year-round urban use – it is 3PMSF and M+S marked – and is available in size 275/70R22.5.

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