Bridgestone, Goodyear, Hankook, Michelin earn GM supplier honors

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DETROIT — General Motors Co. has named Bridgestone Americas Inc., Goodyear, Hankook Tire America Corp. and Michelin North America suppliers of the year for 2018.

The four tire makers are among 133 suppliers to earn the recognition, which GM presented recently in Detroit during its 27th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony.

GM selected suppliers from 15 countries to receive the award for going “above and beyond GM’s requirements,” providing customers with the most innovative technologies and delivering quality vehicles.

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Hankook Tire share driver tips for National Tire Safety Week

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Hankook Tire is rolling out five tips for drivers as we celebrate National Tire Safety Week from May 20-27, 2019.

Hosted by the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA), National Tire Safety Week is a perennial initiative that educates motorists about tire care, safety and maintenance, including the potential dangers of unsafe used tires.

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Hankook Tire Renamed ‘Hankook Tire & Technology’

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Hankook Tire will change names of its holding companies and major affiliates, and has rebranded itself as “Hankook Tire & Technology.” Hankook says the name change will be a turning point to enhance future competitiveness based on technological innovation.

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Hankook Tire Canada Appoints New President And CEO

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Hankook Tire Canada Corp. has announced the appointment of In Hyuk Rhee as president and CEO.

During a career with Hankook Tire spanning back to 1993, Rhee has served as both manager of the Motorsports team at Hankook Global, as well as manager of marketing strategy at Hankook’s European headquarters.

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Hankook Tire Showcases Three New Tires At 2019 MATS Show

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Hankook Tire is presenting three new offerings in its truck and bus radial [TBR] tire lineup at the Mid-America Trucking Show [MATS], the biggest heavy truck show of the year. The three new products to be on display are the SmartFlex DL15, e3 MAX DL21 and e3 WiDE TL21, equipped with the latest Hankook Tire innovations for better performance and safety.

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Hankook strike in Hungary ends

The strike at Hankook Tire’s plant in Hungary is over. The tyre maker reports reaching an agreement with trade union VDSZ last week. Hankook will provide workers financial incentives to perform shift work as well as offer bonuses for long service and achieving set goals.

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Hankook Tire Partners with Rinspeed on Visionary Project

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Hankook Tire has partnered with Rinspeed to equip their micro vehicle system “microSNAP”.

The company’s tires from its flagship-UHP Ventus S1 evo line in 195/40R17 size are fitted on the micro vehicles.

The temporary combination of chassis and bodies in the micro vehicle system allows for a flexible and sustainable usage. Hankook’s high performance tire with balanced environmental properties helps support this new system.

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Hankook Tire Recognized at ‘iF Design Award 2019’

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Hankook Tire has been recognized for three of its tires in the categories of Professional Concept and Product at ‘iF Design Award 2019’.

The three winning tires are concept tires Hexonic and HLS-23, and passenger car tire Kinergy 4S 2.

Hankook created the Hexonic and HLS-23 tires through its research and development project ‘Design Innovation’, which proposes new visions and resolutions for future driving through tire.

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Tiremakers crumbling under car industry slump

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By Nam Hyun-woo Hankook Tire CEO Cho Hyun-bum Domestic tiremakers were hit hard by the backpedaling in the global car market, with the top three companies each posting reduced 2018 earnings, their reports showed Friday. Hankook Tire , logged 703. 7 billion won ( $623.8 million ) in operating profit last year, down 11. 3 percent from a year earlier Sales also declined by 03 percent to 68 trillion won during the same period.

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Hankook Tire to supply racing tire to the 2019 Radical Australia Cup

Hankook Tire announced it will be the sole supplier to the 2019 Radical Australia Cup, a high-performance sports car racing cup in the Australia and New Zealand region.

Radical cars, a United Kingdom sports car, will be entering the motorsports fitted with Hankook Tire’s high-performing racing tires, the ‘Ventus F200’ and ‘Ventus Z217’.

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