Video Exclusives


Hankook Motorsport season review 2017

Sentury

Engineers give an insight into the amass of tire design and development challenges thrown up during more than 320 races completed last season

Click here to watch the video


Novel sensor technologies

Sentury

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) and Silent Sensors are developing tire sensors using additive manufacturing and novel materials. As part of this, Silent Sensors will make IoT components using a roll-to-roll process pioneered by CPI, which can be incorporated into tires

Click here to watch the video


With the advent of hybrid and electric vehicles, will traditional tires be succeeded by tall, narrower designs?

Inside Hankook's facilities

Take a tour of Hankook's two Korea factories in Geumsan and Daejeon. The Geumsan plant is fully automated and has an annual production capacity of 24 million units. It covers an area of approximately 872,000m2. The Daejeon factory is located near the company's R&D center and also an annual output of 24 million units.



The tire maker's G'Trac proving ground in Geumsan has a wet testing area covering an area of around 70,000m2, including a skid pad made up of three types of low mu road surface (asphalt, basalt, bridport) and a handling circuit consisting of 11 corners at a total length of 1,200m and a width of 6m.

The dry proving ground meanwhile, located next to Hankook's Geumsan factory and only 50km from the R&D center, covers a total area of around 200,000m2. There are 12 roads with 26 surfaces.



In 2014 Hankook began development of its new R&D hub in Daejeon, which will serve as the company's main R&D base. Aims are for the Technodrome to be operational later in 2016. Watch the video below to find out more about the company's R&D facilities. Click here for more information on the Technodrome.



Get Flash Player

 

Read Latest Issue

Read Latest Issue

Read Latest Issue

Web Exclusives

Drivers in Europe reveal they do not change their tires to suit conditions
A study conducted by Nokian Tyres has shown that a significant amount of European motorists drive on unsuitable tires for the conditions
Read Now

Futures market
Goodyear’s chief technology officer, Chris Helsel, discusses the emerging requirements for future autonomous vehicle tires
Read Now

Motorsport design influences
Torsten Ideker, a head engineer at the Hankook Tire European Technical Center, explains how tire technologies derived through motorsport have been applied in the company’s ultra-high performance road car rubber
Read Now

Winter test partnership
Italian tire giant Pirelli has chosen Arctic Falls as the location for its newest test base
Read Now

Data directory: an assessment of the truck tire market
Smithers Rapra predicts intermediate level growth in demand for truck tires globally, even as the market continues to evolve and diversify
Read Now


Supplier Spotlight

Supplier SpotlightWe are building a list of leading suppliers covering all aspects of the tire industry. Want to see your company included? Contact olivia.campbell@ukimediaevents.com for more details.

Submit your industry opinion

Industry BlogDo you have an opinion you'd like to share with the tire technology community? We'd like to hear your views and opinions on the leading issues shaping the industry. Share your comments by sending up to 500 words to rachel.evans@ukimediaevents.com

Submit Your Recruitment Ad

Recruitment AdTo send us your recruitment advertising or to receive information on placing a banner please email olivia.campbell@ukimediaevents.com