Continued process innovation allows us to develop quality products in a timely manner and ensure competitiveness. Hankook Tire's cutting-edge technology and global Research and Development network are ushering in a better tomorrow.
Hankook Tire's Research and Development activities take place at our Main Research & Development Center inside Daeduk Science Town in Korea, and at the Akron Technical Center (ATC) in the United States, the Europe Technical Center (ETC) in Germany, the China Technical Center (CTC) and the Japan Technical Liaison Office(JTC). We currently invest approximatly 5.3% of annual revenues into Research and Development and retain 730 Research and Development personnel, including 380 staff who hold doctoral and master's degrees.
Having Research and Development centers in five different countries gives us a key advantage in developing specialized products for each region. with consumers in the United States, Europe and Asia having distinctly different preferences when it comes to tires, we are in the midst of expanding our personnel at overseas Research and Development centers to better anticipate market trends and demands.
Research and Development Center
Main R&D Center
- ADDRESS : 23-1 Jang-dong
Yusung-gu, Daejon, Korea
- TEL : +82-42-865-0114
- FAX : +82-42-865-0301
Established in 1982, the Main R&D Center is the hub of Hankook Tire's global network. The center is equipped with state-of-the art facilities and staffed by topnotch engineers, engaged in highly creative research activities.
Akron Technical Center (ATC)
- ADDRESS : 3535 Forest Lake Drive Uniontown
Ohio 44685, U.S.A.
- TEL : +1-330-896-6199
- FAX : +1-330-896-6597
Hankook Tire's first overseas research facility was established in the U.S.city of Akron, Ohio in 1990 to help Hankook acquire advanced technology and design products specifically for the North American market.The Akron Technical Center is equipped with the latest research and testing facilities and plays a key role in Hankook Tire's efforts to accumulate world-class technology.
Europe Technical Center (ETC)
- ADDRESS : Muenchner Strasse 40A1
30855 Langenhagen, Germany
- TEL : +49-511-646-0970
- FAX : +49-511-646-09778
In 1997, Hankook Tire opened the Europe Technical Center to research the needs and driving conditions of European customers, thereby offering better solutions to local requirements.
China Technical Center (CTC)
- ADDRESS : Dong Fang Lu
Jiaxing City, Zhejiang Province, China
- TEL : +86-573-200-5088
- FAX : +86-573-200-5086
The China Technical Center was established in Zhejiang Province in 1998. The center studies the weather and road conditions throughout Asia, with research results applied to the development of high-performance tires best suited for the region.
Japan Technical Liaison Center (JTC)
- ADDRESS : 6th Fl, Naniwasuji Chuo Bldg. 2-2, 2-Chome
Nishihonmachi, Nishi-Ku, Osaka, Japan
- TEL : +81-6-6538-5720
- FAX : +81-6-6538-7766
Opened in Osaka in March of 2002, the Japan Technical Liaison Office focuses its energies on acquiring technical information related to the Japanese tire market and product development.