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Hankook unveils winner of Technical Excellence Award at 2019 Motor Transport Awards

Hankook unveils winner of Technical Excellence Award at 2019 Motor Transport Awards

12th July 2019 | 0 Comments

This year saw the 33rd Motor Transport Awards take place at the Grosvenor House Hotel situated on London’s Park Lane. Over 1,500 guests gathered to celebrate the achievements of the industry and recognise innovation, outstanding service, efficiency and quality. The Technical Excellence Award, sponsored by Hankook Tyre UK celebrates whoever is responsible for managing the specification, acquisition, repair and maintenance and disposal of an operator’s fleet. To win this award entrants have to demonstrate industry-leading levels of cost efficiency, reliability, availability, safety and first-time annual test pass rates. Demonstrating innovation is also essential, such as reducing fuel consumption, being more efficient or using technology creatively to solve specific technical fleet challenges.

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40% of Hankook UK workforce now hold long service awards

40% of Hankook UK workforce now hold long service awards

12th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Hankook Tyre UK Ltd is celebrating the commitment of four valued employees who have reached important 10- and 20-year milestones. All staff were recently invited to a special event to recognise their long-service achievements and share their memories. Almost 40 per cent of the UK workforce is now in receipt of a long service award.

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Hankook Tire and the DTM extend partnership to 2023

Hankook Tire and the DTM extend partnership to 2023

1st July 2019 | 0 Comments

Hankook will continue as the exclusive supplier of DTM for the next four years, having signed an early extension to its partnership contract with DTM marketer ITR. The tyre maker has been involved in one of the most popular international touring car series as official partner and exclusive tyre supplier since 2011. The new contract means Hankook will become the longest-standing tyre supplier in the history of the international racing series.

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Hankook tyres for Toyota Corolla

Hankook tyres for Toyota Corolla

7th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Toyota has chosen Hankook tyres as original equipment for the North American market 2020 Corolla. The new model, which went on sale in April, wears the Hankook Kinergy GT (pattern H436) in size 205/55R16 91H.

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Hankook Tyre UK appoints new TBR sales manager, as Thorp retires

Hankook Tyre UK appoints new TBR sales manager, as Thorp retires

6th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Hankook Tyre UK has announced the appointment of a successor to David Thorp, its UK sales manager who will retire on 30 June 2019. Paul Emery, who has a wealth of industry expertise to draw upon, will take over as sales manager of the UK truck and bus tyre segment. Thorp will retire after a long career in the tyre industry, including more than thirteen years’ service at Hankook.

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GM names Hankook Tire a supplier of the year

GM names Hankook Tire a supplier of the year

4th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Hankook Tire was named a GM supplier of the year by General Motors during its 27th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony, which was held in Detroit, USA on 15 May. This is the third time Hankook Tire has received the award.

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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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