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Hankook race tyres guide René Rast to maximum points at the Nürburgring

René Rast was the man of the weekend (September 8-9) at the iconic circuit in the Eifel Mountains. The Audi driver became the first man in the history of the DTM to not only win both races at a race weekend, but also to secure pole position for both races. While his advantage as he

Di Resta clocks up 10th DTM career win

Paul Di Resta clocked up his 10th DTM career win, when he headed the field at Brands Hatch, on Sunday, August 12. Di Resta started Sunday’s race from second on the grid. After a lightning-quick start, the Mercedes-Benz driver overtook the Mercedes-Benz of pole-sitter Gary Paffett to move to the front of the field. The

Hankook Tire awarded Corporate Social Responsibility Award

Global tyre maker Hankook Tire has received the Corporate Social Responsibility Award from the global auto brand Groupe Renault at its Supplier Award ceremony. Groupe Renault holds the Supplier Award ceremony annually to award its global partners for their most notable value. This year, it awarded 12 enterprises in five sectors: Best Service, Design, Innovation,

Hankook Tire acquires major independent German tyre distributor

Hankook Tire is set to accelerate its global distribution system by acquiring 100 per cent of the German major independent tyre distributor, Reifen-Mueller. The investment enhances the tyre maker’s global market competitiveness through continued distribution expansion. Hankook has agreed to acquire 100 per cent equity stake of ‘Reifen-Mueller’, one of Germany’s largest independent tyre wholesalers

Hankook strongly represented at Truck Grand Prix at the Nürburgring

Hankook is again heavily involved in the Truck Grand Prix from 29 June to 1 July at the Nürburgring. The premium tyre maker is underlining its increasingly important position in the European premium truck segment and as an original fitment supplier to MAN, Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Scania and Schmitz-Cargobull. In addition to its own exclusive customer

Hankook unveils Kinergy 4S² all-season tyre

Hankook Tire has launched its new all-season tyre Kinergy 4S², which has been completely redeveloped for its fifth generation. With its new V-shaped tread pattern and a state-of-the-art tread mixture made of natural oil components, the new Kinergy 4S² guarantees stable driving and braking behaviour all year round across the different temperature ranges that regularly

Hankook wins another OE fitment

Hankook Tire has won another original fitment order covering both summer and winter tyres, this time for the current BMW X3. This year for the first time, 25 per cent of passenger car production will be for the popular SUV vehicle segment in Europe. Hankook Tire supplies its Ultra High Performance (UHP) tyres in an

Hankook Tire announces extension of UEFA Europa League contract

Hankook is extending its successful commitment to the UEFA Europa League for a further three years until the 2020-21 season. This makes Hankook the longest running sponsor of Europe’s largest professional club football competition, with a total of nine years by the time of the Final in 2021. The new contract gives the premium tyre

Hankook Technodome acquires ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation

Hankook Tire’s state of the art R&D Center, Hankook Technodome, has acquired ‘ISO/IEC 17025’ from A2LA(American Association for Laboratory Accreditation). ‘ISO/IEC 17025’ is an international standard for laboratories or accreditation organisations that have been recognized by the International Standard Organisation. Test reports from these laboratories can be globally acknowledged. Hankook Tire has now officially been

Hankook participates with Cheshire haulier’s 125th anniversary celebrations

UK road haulage specialist Allan Morris Transport is celebrating its 125th year in business with the 100th addition to their fleet – a limited edition Scania S500 which has just been delivered by Haydock Commercial Vehicles’ Deeside Trucks and comes complete with Hankook SmartFlex AH31 tyres to the all-steer and lift axles, and the Hankook

Hankook presents new city bus tyre SmartCity AU04+

Premium tyre maker Hankook is extending its range for city buses with a new tyre line: SmartCity AU04+. The bus tyre for city traffic impresses through efficient fuel consumption and maximum wear resistance. The tread design has been adapted. An improved rib spacing, stabilising 3D tread blocks and optimised zigzag grooves ensure outstanding traction without