The entire society of South Korea has always exhibited the most marvelous determination to advance their country no matter how trying the prevailing circumstances, during the dreadful years of Japanese Occupation, the Korean Civil War and the subsequent political and economic crisis’s.
Hankook Tyre was started at the height of the Japanese Second World War occupation of Korea and one can barely imagine the problems and obstacles the pioneering tyre company had to overcome to manufacture and sell tyres during and straight after the Second World War. After the Korean Civil War, virtually the entire country was in ruins but Korean Society’s single minded resolve to put their country’s progress first has lead to the creation of today’s sophisticated high tech economy and reflects the drive and ambition which lead to today’s Hankook Tyre Corporation.
Hankook are now world leaders in tyre research and quality control and are a major supplier of original equipment tyres to vehicle manufacturers like BMW, Audi, Ford, Toyota and many others. Unlike many tyre companies, which simply contract out production and research to third parties with the consequence that quality suffers, Hankook has it own manufacturing and technical resources ensuring it can deliver innovative and superb quality tyres to its customers.
The Hankook Tyre Company is continuing its huge investment initiatives in manufacturing and research resources driven by their single minded determination to become the worlds number one tyre company. Huge emphasis is now being placed on development of environment friendly eco tyres which will cut fuel consumption, allow for cleaner manufacture and enhanced recycling of old tyres.
Hankook tyres are now equal to, if not better than, the products of the old established tyre companies which dominated the first 100 years of motoring; Hankook will dominate the next 100!