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Hankook information

Hankook’s headquarters are located in Seoul. The European head office is based near Frankfort, Germany.


Important dates : 

1941: The Chosun Tire Industrial Company was founded.

1962:  Hankook tyres became the first Korean tyre exporter.

1996:  Facilities were opened in Jiaxing, China.

2007:  Hankook opened its first in Hungary.  


In 2008 sales amounted to £2.15 billion, which has helped Hankook to become the world’s 8th largest tyre manufacturer.

Hankook Tire dedicates  5% to Research & Development .

Hankook Tire is present in more than 170 countries and employs over 14,000 people worldwide.

Hankook exports 70% of its products. This figure is on the rise.

Competition / sports sponsorship

Motor racing:

Hankook tyre is the exclusive official supplier for four motorcross series:

  • The Recaro Formula 3 Cup
  • The Castrol Haugg Cup
  • The Caterham Hankook Masters
  • The Suzuki Ignis Rally Cup