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Hankook Tyre UK appoints new National Accounts Manager

Hankook Tyre UK demonstrate continuous success, with the appointment of David Block as National Accounts Manager. David brings with him a wealth of experience with over 20 years in the industry, which will assist in building and strengthening customer relations and expanding Hankook’s portfolio in the UK car tyre market.

Daventry, UK, 24th August 2020 – Hankook Tyre UK has appointed David Block as the National Accounts Manager. David brings with him a wealth of experience, totalling over twenty years, which will serve him well as he develops the sales of Hankook PCR/LTR tyres in the UK.

David has worked in various positions within the tyre industry, and his extensive experience will allow him to provide an added value of customer service, whilst building and strengthening his customer base. David commented, “I am delighted to be joining Hankook and am excited by the development, success and strength of the brand as a growing O.E manufacturer. Hankook has a deservedly good reputation for producing high quality products and the growth of original equipment fitments with premium vehicle manufacturers, reflects this ongoing commitment. I look forward to being a part of the experienced, dedicated team at Hankook, and continuing the growth of the brand with existing and new customers.”

UK Managing Director Chang-Yool Han added, “We are delighted to welcome David Block to Hankook. David has 24 years’ experience in the tyre industry and I am very confident he will be an extremely strong addition to the team as we continue to demonstrate ambitious growth plans here in the UK.”

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, Austria, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, UK and Ukraine. Hankook products are sold directly through regional distributors in other local markets. Hankook Tire employs approximately 20,000 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 34 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.

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David Block, National Accounts Manager Hankook Tyre UK

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