Tag: Hankook

Michelin the number one consumer researched tyre brand: Tyre Reviews

Michelin the number one consumer researched tyre brand: Tyre Reviews

Wednesday 14th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Consumers are increasingly likely to research their tyres online pre-purchase, regardless of whether they complete an e-commerce transaction. Peer review website Tyre Reviews has therefore become an influential destination in the car tyre market: discussing Tyre Reviews’s audience, owner, Jonathan Benson, states that 94 per cent of Tyre Reviews visitors are engaged in the tyre buying process, with its users predominantly “high earning, well educated, male automotive enthusiasts looking for the best possible product for their vehicle.” In 2017, the site delivered 25 million pageviews to tyre buyers, and claims to have influenced around “one-sixth of UK tyre sales.”

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Hankook tyres OE on Audi RS 4 Avant

Hankook tyres OE on Audi RS 4 Avant

Friday 9th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Existing agreements to supply Hankook tyres as original equipment on the Audi TT RS and the RS 5 Coupé have now been followed by an arrangement to supply the Ventus S1 evo² for fitment on the Audi RS 4 Avant. Hankook Tire appears to be supplying tyres for both the Audi’s 265/35 R 19 98Y XL standard fitment as well as the optional size 275/30 R 20 97Y XL. The Ventus S1 evo² tyres homologated for the RS 4 Avant feature Hankook’s ‘sound absorber’ noise reduction technology.

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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 partners with Royal College of Art in tyre design project

Hankook partners with Royal College of Art in tyre design project

Thursday 25th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Hankook has announced the launch of its 2018 Design Innovation project. Held every two years, the Design Innovation project realises the infinite possibilities of a tyre through designing creative and realistic alternatives to driving.

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Hankook tyres for electrified bus fleet

Hankook tyres for electrified bus fleet

Monday 22nd January 2018 | 0 Comments

Chinese bus fleet operator Guangzhou Jumbo Bus Co Ltd. intends to convert its entire fleet of LNG-powered buses to electric propulsion over the coming three years, and as it does so will exclusively shod its fleet with Hankook tyres. Jumbo Bus, which operates six city bus companies and a total of 4,500 buses, signed a memorandum of understanding with Hankook Tire this month covering the supply of tyres specifically developed for electric buses.

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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 Tyre UK’s ‘No. 1’ employee Ian Mayoll retiring

Hankook Tyre UK’s ‘No. 1’ employee Ian Mayoll retiring

Friday 22nd December 2017 | 0 Comments

Following a long career in the tyre industry and after 25 years’ service at Hankook, former sales manager Ian Mayoll will retire from the company on 31 December 2017. Mayoll was the company’s first UK employee and has been instrumental in the growth of Hankook Tyre UK over the past two and a half decades.

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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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More overtaking and intelligent tyrecraft – Hankook’s DTM slick for 2017

Tuesday 5th December 2017 | 0 Comments

The conclusion of this year’s DTM season left fingernails bitten down to the quick. With no less than six potential candidates in the running to claim the touring car series, the question as to who’d finish on top of the drivers’ championship table stayed open right until the chequered flag waved the end of play at the Hockenheimring circuit. In the end, honours went to Audi works driver René Rast, whose second-placed finish on the day pushed his season tally to 179 points, three points ahead of incumbent championship leader and fellow Audi pilot Mattias Ekström and six ahead of British driver Jamie Green, whose hopes of a championship win were dealt a stinging blow the previous day through a ten-place grid penalty for the final race.

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Local foodbanks welcome helping hand from Hankook Tyre

Thursday 30th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Hankook Tyre UK, elite sponsor of the Northampton Saints, collected for the Daventry and Northampton foodbanks earlier this month as the Club took on Newport Gwent Dragons in the second round of the Anglo-Welsh Cup. Hankook and the Saints asked supporters to bring non-perishable items to the game for collection at the Hankook trailer, located in the Supporter Village at Franklin’s Gardens. Hankook also organised a collection at their head office in Daventry, where staff donated Christmas treats for the cause.

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DTM, Hankook to guest star at Super GT finale

Wednesday 1st November 2017 | 0 Comments

Following the season finale at the Hockenheimring in Germany last month, the DTM touring car championship and exclusive tyre partner Hankook are heading for extra time in the land of the rising sun. On 11 and 12 November, the three competing manufacturers, Audi, BMW and Mercedes AMG, will be present at the final of the Super GT series in Motegi/Japan, returning the visit to Hockenheim made by Super GT.

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Hankook increases courtesy car scheme

Thursday 19th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Hankook has increased its courtesy car scheme with the introduction of a larger fleet of stylish own-branded Hyundai i10s, which have been offered to a selection of supportive dealers across its UK retail network.

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Hankook Tire receives Schmitz Cargobull ‘Strategic Partnership’ award

Friday 6th October 2017 | 0 Comments

The inaugural Schmitz Cargobull Supplier Day was recently held as part of the company’s 125-year anniversary celebrations. The trailer manufacturer honoured suppliers in a variety of categories during the event, including Hankook Tire, the only tyre maker to take home a prize. Hankook was honoured with the ‘Strategic Partnership’ award.

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Hankook Winter i*cept RS² on the podium at Auto Express 2017 Winter Tyre Test

Monday 2nd October 2017 | 0 Comments

Hankook’s Winter i*cept RS² has proved successful in the latest Winter Tyre Test from Auto Express, the UK’s bestselling car magazine. Finishing a close second against seven other tyre brands in the popular 225/45R17 size found on many family cars, the tyre achieved first place finishes in several categories including snow braking, snow traction and snow circle.

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Hankook Tyre UK extends courtesy car scheme

Thursday 28th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Hankook Tyre UK has extended its courtesy car scheme with the introduction of a larger fleet of branded Hyundai i10s offered to a selection of supportive dealers across its UK retail network. The scheme, set up in 2015, is designed to incentivise supportive dealers with 25 new 67-plate Hankook-liveried Hyundai i10s. The car was selected for its low running costs, and has been supplied to a selection of retailers around the UK over a two-and-a-half-year period as a courtesy car.

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