Hankook Tire & Technology aims to lead market through innovative tech
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To achieve innovative tire technology, Hankook said it has been conducting all R&D at its center Hankook Technodome in Daejeon, which oversees four satellite research centers in US, Germany, China and Japan. The center was set up in 1982.
High-tech facilities at the center produce the company’s customized, perfect-fit tires according to different climates and road characteristics in different countries, the company added.
The company also called the center a source of it’s tire technology innovation, which gave birth to tire products that fit some 320 vehicle models from 46 automakers around the world -- BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Porche to name a few -- including premium tires such as Ultra High Performance Tire.
“We will continue to strengthen partnerships with world class premium automakers based on our R&D innovation and technology, as well as expand category of tire lineup which will suit flagship sedans, sport cars, premium sport utility vehicles and more,” the company said in a statement.
By Kim Da-sol (firstname.lastname@example.org)