Hankook Tire is known for supplying original equipment tires to many domestic and foreign automakers. Currently, the company supplies OE tires for models such as BMW’s flagship New BMW 7 Series and the Audi RS5 Coupe.
It also recently signed a supply contract for the 2019 Nissan Altima, which will feature the company’s all-season ultra-high-performance Kinergy GT tires.
To continue to advance its standing within the industry, the company intends to develop innovative technology at its R&D facility, the Hankook Technodome. The plan is to create tailor-made OE tires optimized for each individual country’s specific climate and road conditions, the company said.
|The Hankook Technodome in Daejeon (Hankook Tire)|
The Hankook Technodome is a high-tech R&D center in Daejeon that also manages Hankook Tire’s four overseas research institutes. According to Hankook Tire, the facility plays a key role in strengthening mid- to long-term R&D for future tire technology.
Hankook Tire plans on continuing to strengthen its strategic partnerships with luxury automakers through R&D innovation, the company said, while expanding its premium tire lines.
By Cho Hyee-su (firstname.lastname@example.org)