Hankook Tyres-launches 4 HP tyres

Tire Review SEMA/AAPEX 2013: Hankook tyres launches 4 HP tires Tire Business The company unveiled the four tires—three in the Ventus line and one in the Dynapro line—during a press conference at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in…

Hankook Tyres  .Are based in South Korea and was founded in 1941 but then it was known as the Chosun tyre company. The company name that we know today as Hankook tyre was introduced in 1968.

The Hankook tyres company now sells its tyre products to many of the Worlds car manufacturers and is catching up with the leading tyre companies because of the quality of its tyre products and the quality of its tyres that are now known Worldwide. Hankook tyres are now the 7th largest tyre company in the World, and are now one of the fastest growing tyre companies.

One of the reasons has been the involvement in the field of motorsports, offering its tyre products for many motorsport racing events. Hankook  are proud to produce products high-quality and performance vehicles and not just for passenger cars but also for 4×4 vehicles and SUVs as well as for trucks. Some of the car makers that Hankook  supply are the massive car manufacturers such as Toyota, Ford and General Motors. This means that when a tyre company supply them for the original equipment cars, then they can look forward to a fair size chunk of the replacement tyre market in a couple of years when the first ones need replacing.

This is one of the reasons why Hankook  have set up distribution centres in many of the tyre market countries in the World including here in the UK. They have also built new manufacturing plants in China and the USA (Tennessee), they are shortly going to open a new $1 billion tyre manufacturing plant in Indonesia (West Java) to help cope with the huge estimated demand for its tyre products. It is estimated that Hankook will be producing well over 50 million  each year along with other auto products that they see such as brake pads, batteries and alloy wheels for the aftermarket.

Pellon tyres recently became tyre stockists for recently became tyre stockists for Hankook tyres when they became a member of point-S, a buying group with depots located all across Europe and now in the UK and the USA when they became a member of point-S, a buying group with depots located all across Europe and now in the UK and the USA. “Point-S has enabled us to buy from the leading manufacturers, where before we were too small as a single independent to interest the huge tyre companies, now as part of this group they are” .

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Point-S depot in Holland selling Hankook tyres

Eric Roberts

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell Hankook Tyres online from our website www.pellontyres.co.uk  by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. We offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

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Hankook Racing Tyres-to supply DTM(Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters ) tyres until 2016 – TouringCarTimes

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Hankook Racing Tyres to be used in 24H racing events across the worlds most famous circuits.

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Hankook Racing Tyres to supply DTM tyres until 2016

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The DTM has announced that Hankook will supply its tyres until the end of the 2016 season.


eric roberts‘s insight:

Hankook tyres in Halifax

The DTM racing series are to use Hankook tyres in the 2016 racing series.We at Pellon tyres in Halifax are proud to announce that we are stockists of Hankook tyres. This racing series will give the South Korean tyre maker more technical knowledge to improve the product.

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“Since 2011, the DTM cars have been racing on Hankook’s ’Ventus Race’ Hankook Racing Tyres. Furthermore, the forthcoming season will bring an innovation as it will be the first time since the series’ revival in 2000 that two tyre compounds will be used in the races. In addition to the standard tyre in the dimensions 300/680 R 18 for the front axle and 320/710 R 18 for the rear wheels, the new ’Hankook Racing Tyres Ventus Race Plus’ slick in the same dimensions – that can be identified easily due to an individual sidewall design – allows for clearly faster lap times for a defined period of time”…http://www.dtm.com/en/News/DTM-and-Hankook-extend-partnership-up-to-the-end-of-2016.html

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As an update Hankook has contracted to supply the 24 H series motorsport events with its racing tyre products. There will be 12 events world wide which started at Zandvoort in May of this year. Gerrie Willems a 24 H race promoter said…

“With Hankook, we are delighted to have found a great new high-performance partner. To supply Hankook Racing Tyres for the very different cars in our races , from demanding GT 3 sports car to compact vehicles in the touring car categories, is a logistical challenge, but Hankook is well prepared for this. Over the past years, Hankook has become well established in the top international motor racing scene and has earned itself an excellent reputation and gained a wealth of experience. We are looking forward to a great cooperation and a successful partnership with Hankook Racing Tyres over the coming years!”

This is a great plus for the Korean tyre giants in their quest to get greater recognition of their products.

explains Manfred Sandbichler, Director Motorsports at Hankook Tire Europe.

“With our extensive Hankook Racing Tyres range, which has proven itself successfully many times in long distance classics like at the Nürburgring or Le Mans, we are able to excellently satisfy the requirements of the very broad starter field and provide the best tyres for all types of race tracks, weather conditions and in all sizes. And, of course, our experienced race engineers will be on hand at the track to provide teams with technical support for all tyre and set-up queries.”

These great events will help bring the name of Hankook Racing Tyres into the homes of millions of racing enthusiasts across the world increasing the awareness of the brand and showing the general public the attributes of their tyre products that fit the regular cars that drive on our roads, this is something that our great tyre companies have achieved over many years now. Michelin and Goodyear have been champions when it comes to the motorsport scene over many years, closely followed by Pirelli with their achievements in recent years with F1 racing and also Bridgestone. They have now to compete with the new boy on the block Hankook?

Post compiled by Eric Roberts

Hankook Tyres Visitor-MD Tony Lee calls into PellonTyres

Post updated  2/2/2014

Surprise Hankook Tyres Visitor from Hankook tyres UK number 1 Tony Lee

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Hankook Tyres Visitor,Tony Lee MD of Hankook tyres UK.

After joining the independent tyre dealer group Point-S we have had many new faces through the door to see our MD Eric Roberts, mainly the visitors were representatives from many of the tyre manufacturers.

Been a member of Point-S has enabled us as a relevantly small Tyre company tucked away here in Halifax to benefit from deals with much larger tyre manufacturing companies, simply because of the size and strength of being in a National group.

We at Pellon tyres went years without seen a sole from any organisation at all which includes all the major tyre companies. We have been able to secure great deals from the suppliers of many accessories such as tyre repair materials, but more importantly also with the tyre manufactures such as Hankook tyres, Bridgestone tyres, Firestone tyres, Continental and Avon tyres and the list goes on and all these benefits will be passed onto our customers in Halifax and the surrounding district of Calderdale.

I now get weekly visits from some of these tyre companies,but at least once a month from very large tyres companies, which makes me feel important and the meetings keep me in touch with the outside world. We actually feel that we are more important and stronger by been a member of Point-S.

Hankook tyres rep called me

To my surprise the Hankook tyres representative Vincent Gibson gave me a phone call earlier on this week and asked if it would be OK to call to see me along with their Managing Director, Hankook Tyres Visitor,Tony Lee. This was a great surprise for me and I was very pleased and honoured that such a high standing person From Hankook tyres would want to call and see us in “little old Halifax”. I would like to thank the Hankook Tyres Visitor for creating an interesting conversation about the current state of the tyre industry and for informing me about Hankook tyres future plans.

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Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. I have worked for a couple for national tyre companies in my younger days, before starting my first business. I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business. We are members of Point-S and MotorCodes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre.