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Hankook Tire a Honda double award winner

Hankook Tire a Honda double award winner

24th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Hankook Tire reports that two awards came its way at this year’s Honda Supplier Conference in the USA. The tyre maker was one of just four “double award” suppliers to receive Supplier of the Year awards for excellence in both Quality & Delivery as well as Value. In total, Honda honoured 85 North American OEM parts suppliers.

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Barcelona’s buses to roll on Hankook tyres

Barcelona’s buses to roll on Hankook tyres

21st May 2019 | 0 Comments

Hankook tyres will be fitted to more than 1,100 city buses in Barcelona under a new supply agreement with the city’s main public transit operator, Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB). Tyres will be supplied and fitted by Grupo Soledad, Hankook Tire’s distributor in Spain.

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More than half of Hankook global car tyre sales over 17”

More than half of Hankook global car tyre sales over 17”

2nd May 2019 | 0 Comments

18-inch-plus tyres accounted for 53.9 per cent of total Hankook Tire car tyre sales in the first quarter of 2019, a 3.3 per cent increase versus the same period last year, showing Hankook’s strengthening position in premium segments. The manufacturer reported global sales of 1.64 trillion Korean won (1.28 billion euros), up around 2 per cent on Q1 2018, and operating profit of 140.1 billion won (109.6 million euros), which was 44.1 billion won (30.7 million euros less than in Q1 2018.

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Hankook Tire expands European motorsport engagement

Hankook Tire expands European motorsport engagement

30th April 2019 | 0 Comments

For the past eight years, Hankook Tire has acted as exclusive tyre partner for the DTM touring car series. This year, the tyre maker is complementing its DTM commitment with involvement in four further championships – the Formula Renault Eurocup, Belcar Series, Mini Challenge Italia and the new, all-female W Series.

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Hankook names Burkhill for northern UK role

Hankook names Burkhill for northern UK role

18th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Hankook Tyre UK has appointed Rob Burkhill to the position of regional sales manager for its Northern region. Burkhill brings nearly 20 years of experience into his new role of developing sales of Hankook passenger car and light truck tyres in the UK.

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Hankook appoints Jacobi HR director Europe

Hankook appoints Jacobi HR director Europe

29th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Thomas Jacobi is the new director of human resources at Hankook Tire’s European headquarters. He began in this position on 1 March and is responsible for managing the tyre maker’s human resources activities within the region. Jacobi joins Hankook Tire from telecommunications company Syniverse Technologies, where he was senior regional director for the EMEA region. In total, Jacobi has more than 13 years of experience in human resources across various sectors.

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Hankook strike in Hungary ends

26th March 2019 | 0 Comments

The strike at Hankook Tire's plant in Hungary is over. The tyre maker reports reaching an agreement with trade union VDSZ last week. Hankook will provide workers financial incentives to perform shift work as well as offer bonuses for long service and achieving set goals.

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Hankook tyre partner to Supercar Fest

Hankook tyre partner to Supercar Fest

25th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Hankook Tyre UK has been named official tyre partner to this year’s Supercar Fest, which takes place in Worcestershire on 20 July and will showcase around 150 modern and classic supercars.

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Hankook tyre partner for Rinspeed microSNAP

Hankook tyre partner for Rinspeed microSNAP

18th March 2019 | 0 Comments

When Rinspeed presented its microSNAP, a vehicle system with interchangeable chassis and bodies, at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, eagle-eyed visitors may have spotted the display vehicle’s Hankook rubber. It wouldn’t wear anything else: Hankook Tire has been named official tyre partner to the microSNAP project, and the vehicle is kitted out in size 195/40R17 Hankook Ventus S1 evo tyres.

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Michelin maintains position as world’s most valuable tyre brand: Brand Finance

Michelin maintains position as world’s most valuable tyre brand: Brand Finance

15th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Michelin has defended its title as the world’s most valuable tyre brand despite a 9 per cent decrease in brand value to US$7.2 billion, according to the latest report by leading independent brand valuation and strategy consultancy, Brand Finance.

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Hankook Tire: Operations in Hungary continuing despite strike

Hankook Tire: Operations in Hungary continuing despite strike

13th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Yesterday the Federation of Chemical Workers of Hungary (VDSZ) announced the start of an indefinite strike at the Hankook Tire factory in Rácalmás, Hungary. With this measure, the trade union is placing pressure upon the tyre maker to modify the terms of the wage increase it announced for 2019. What then is Hankook Tire offering plant workers, and why doesn’t the VDSZ like it?

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Hankook: Union calls for indefinite strike in Hungary tyre plant

12th March 2019 | 0 Comments

As reported yesterday, wage negotiations between management at Hankook Tire’s factory in Rácalmás, Hungary and the union representing plant workers have reached a stalemate. Today, the Federation of Chemical Workers of Hungary (VDSZ) announced the start of an indefinite strike at the factory.

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Further strike action expected at Hankook Tire plant in Hungary

11th March 2019 | 0 Comments

The trade union representing workers at Hankook Tire’s factory in Hungary warns further strikes will take place unless pay rise demands are met. In a statement, the Federation of Chemical Workers of Hungary (VDSZ) warns that strikes could occur as soon as today.

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CV Show: Hankook showing expanded range, concept tyres

CV Show: Hankook showing expanded range, concept tyres

1st March 2019 | 0 Comments

The growing Hankook commercial vehicle tyre portfolio will be on display at this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham, which takes place from 30 April to 2 May at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC). Hankook Tyre UK can be found in Hall 5, stand 5B50, where a wide range of tyres will be presented, including the SmartWork for on and off road and the SmartFlex range for regional haul.

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Design awards for Hankook Kinergy 4S², concept tyres

Design awards for Hankook Kinergy 4S², concept tyres

21st February 2019 | 0 Comments

Hankook Tire has been named a winner in two categories of the iF Design Award 2019. We won’t know all the details until the awards ceremony is held on 15 March, however the tyre maker says it is receiving three awards in total in the ‘Professional Concept’ and ‘Product’ award categories for its work on the Hexonic and HLS-23 concept tyres and its Hankook Kinergy 4S² all-season car tyre.

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