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Hankook Technodome Acquires ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation

- Hankook Technodome is now qualified as a global innovation R&D centre, by the most influential & international accreditation organisation in the U.S.

- Recognised for Hankook Technodome’s own testing and management system

Seoul/Korea, Neu-Isenburg/Germany, April  12, 2018 – The premium tyre makers state of the art R&D Centre, Hankook Technodome, has acquired ‘ISO/IEC 17025’ from A2LA(American Association for Laboratory Accreditation), acknowledged with the company’s own testing system.

‘ISO/IEC 17025’ is an international standard for laboratories or accreditation organisations that have been recognised by the International Standard Organisation. Test reports from these laboratories can be globally acknowledged. Hankook Tire has now officially been recognised for its methodical test management system and established its own testing system at a global top-tier level.

Hankook Tire has constantly been making its best efforts to attain global top-tier technology through the company’s core R&D capability, Hankook Technodome. Based on high-tech research facilities within an optimised working environment, this R&D centre provides Hankook Tire’s most up-to-date innovative technology. Hankook Technodome is the Mecca of future technology and the key to leading high-tech tyre technology for mid to long term R&D strategy.

Hankook Tire manufactures globally 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 around 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 Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, UK and Ukraine. Hankook products are sold directly through regional distributors in other local markets. Hankook Tire employs approximately 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. Hankook Tire has been represented in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index World (DJSI World) since 2016.

For more information please visit www.hankooktire-mediacenter.com or www.hankooktire.com


Hankook Tire Europe GmbH | Corporate Communications Europe/CIS | Siemensstr. 14, 63263 Neu-Isenburg | Germany

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Hankook Technodome has acquired ‘ISO/IEC 17025’ from A2LA(American Association for Laboratory Accreditation), acknowledged with the company’s own testing system.

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Hankook Technodome is now qualified as a global innovation R&D centre, by the most influential & international accreditation organisation in the U.S.

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