Our History

Hankook Becomes a Leading Global Tire Company

Leading the driving industry through high-tech preeminence.

As part of the 80th Anniversary of our founding in 2021 we started building production facilities in Chongqing, China, and Bekasi, Indonesia, greatly strengthening our capacity for growth. In addition, Hankook was named the official tire supplier for Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) in Germany, one of the world’s top three touring car competitions, and began the groundwork for yet another research center with technologically advanced equipment in 2014.

For the future our aim is to reinforce our global competitiveness by strategically investing in a skilled labour force to expand R&D. Fostering creative and competitive personnel is also a goal at Hankook as we strive to continuously do our part as a member of the global community and grow in tandem with the world.

We are proud of our 80-year-long history and are paving the way for the future with a commitment to create new possibilities and overcome challenges that lie ahead. With our customers and society always in mind, our aim is to contribute to the development of the driving experience worldwide.

2021

Supplying OE tires for Porsche 718 models Hankook Tire ca-en - Our History

Supplying OE tires for Porsche 718 models

Celebrated our 80th anniversary Hankook Tire ca-en - Our History

Celebrated our 80th anniversary

Supplying Audi's first all-electric sports car 'e-tron GT'  Hankook Tire ca-en - Our History

Supplying Audi's first all-electric sports car 'e-tron GT'

2020

Moved headquarters to “Technoplex” in Pangyo, Gyeonggi-do Hankook Tire ca-en - Our History

Moved headquarters to “Technoplex” in Pangyo, Gyeonggi-do

Signed Formula E sponsorship from 22/23 season Hankook Tire ca-en - Our History

Signed Formula E sponsorship from 22/23 season

Began supplying e-tires for Porsche Taycan electric sports cars Hankook Tire ca-en - Our History

Began supplying e-tires for Porsche Taycan electric sports cars

Included in Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the fifth consecutive year  Hankook Tire ca-en - Our History

Included in Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the fifth consecutive year

2018

Included in Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for three consecutive years Hankook Tire ca-en - Our History

Included in Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for three consecutive years

Acquired German Premium Tire Distributor ‘Reifen-Müller’ Hankook Tire ca-en - Our History

Acquired German Premium Tire Distributor ‘Reifen-Müller’

Signed an Official Sponsorship for Major League Baseball Hankook Tire ca-en - Our History

Signed an Official Sponsorship for Major League Baseball

2017

Grand opening of Tennessee Plant in the U.S. Hankook Tire ca-en - Our History

Grand opening of Tennessee Plant in the U.S.

Opening of Technotrac, a test center for winter tires in Europe Hankook Tire ca-en - Our History

Opening of Technotrac, a test center for winter tires in Europe

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