About Hankook Tire

Hankook Tire is one of the global top 5 companies in the mass production of tyres and manufactures innovative, award winning radial tyres of proven superior quality for passenger cars, light trucks, SUVs, RVs, trucks, and buses as well as motorsports (circuit racing/rallies).

Aspiring to bring consumers the utmost excellence in product quality, technological excellence and driving satisfaction, Hankook Tire continuously invests in research and development maintaining five R&D centres and eight production facilities around the world. Bespoke tyre solutions for the European markets as well as European Original Equipment according to the requirements of leading premium car manufacturers, are developed in the company’s regional Technical Centre in Hanover/Germany. Production for the European region is taking place in the state-of-the-art manufacturing site in Rácalmás/Hungary which was inaugurated in June 2007 and is continuously being expanded. Currently more than 3,000 employees produce up to 19 million tyres a year for passenger cars, SUVs and light trucks.

Hankook Tire’s European headquarters are located in Neu-Isenburg near Frankfurt am Main in Germany. The manufacturer operates further branches in Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Hungary, Czech Republic, Russia, Turkey, Sweden and Poland. Hankook products are sold directly through regional distributors in other local markets. Hankook Tire employs more than 22,000 people worldwide and are selling their products in over 180 countries. Internationally leading car manufacturers rely on tyres made by Hankook for their original equipment. Approximately 30 percent of the company's global sales are generated within the European and CIS-Region.

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R&D in Europe

The global R&D centre “Hankook Technodome” functions as a central hub of Hankook’s global R&D infrastructure and connects not only the regional technical centres ATC (American Technical Center), CTC (China Technical Center), JTO (Japan Technical Office) and the Europe Technical Center (ETC) in Hanover, Germany, but also “Hankook Technotrac” in Ivalo, Finland, for winter testing as well as further premises (Idiada, Spain) for summer tyre testing. With a development centre in Germany, high-end production and state-of-the-art indoor testing in Hungary, as well as its very own winter test facility in Finland, Hankook takes an integrated approach to tyre development and production in Europe.

European OE Partnership Highlights - Passenger

European OE Partnership Highlights – Commercial vehicle

Diversity and Inclusion at Hankook Tire

Hankook Tire seeks to foster the spirit of innovation within our company, within every person, and beyond our society to the global stage. Our partners in this effort are our employees, a diverse collection of talents from every corner of the globe. We believe diversity is a powerful advantage in our globalized world, and we pledge to maintain an inclusive, dignified, and open work culture at all levels that respects differences and empowers free thinking. In our Code of Business Ethics, we uphold a commitment to ourselves and our employees to abstain from any and all discrimination or harassment on the basis of ethnicity, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, nationality, or any other protected class.

Beyond the workplace, we support our employees in their personal efforts for charitable causes and the common good. These initiatives help build a more inclusive, diverse global culture where the spirit of innovation will contribute to the advancement of an open society, economic growth, and a better future.

Press Releases

  • Corporate

Hankook Tire achieves global sales revenue of KRW 1.824 trillion and an operating profit of KRW 214.1 billion in the third quarter of 2017. Financial results were driven by the increased sales of Ultra High Performance Tyres (UHPT) in Europe and China....

  • Corporate

Hankook Tire has opened its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Tennessee, USA to enhance its global production portfolio. The Tennessee plant exemplifies the company’s continuous efforts to create innovative and cutting edge technology for its U.S. customers as well as for the global market....

  • Truck / Bus
  • Corporate

The first Schmitz Cargobull Supplier Day took place as part of the recent celebrations for Schmitz Cargobull’s 125-year anniversary. The trailer manufacturer honoured suppliers in a variety of categories during the event. Hankook was the only tyre maker to take home a prize....

  • Corporate
  • Car / SUV

Hankook Tyre UK have increased their 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....