Originally established in 1941, Hankook Tire became the first tire manufacturer in Korea. 1981 marks Hankook's expansion date to North America, and 1994 towards the European market. Since then, Hankook has established itself as an important player specializing in performance summer tires and all season touring tires on a global scale.
The Hankook Tire group is a South Korean tire company. Based in Seoul, South Korea, the Hankook Tire group is the 7th largest tire company in the world.