Hankook Tire Europe is repositioning itself for the new decade and has appointed Sanghoon Lee as Chief Operation Officer (COO) and President. Europe is one of the premium tyre maker's most important markets worldwide. Sanghoon Lee previously led the business in the growing Chinese market. At the beginning of the year he succeeded Han-Jun Kim, who will take on new responsibilities within the Hankook Tire & Technology Group.
New challenges, successful racing series and long-term partnerships - Hankook continued to expand its commitment to motorsport in 2019
Hankook expanded its involvement in motorsport in 2019. Successful partnerships with the DTM, 24H Series powered by Hankook, Rundstrecken-Challenge Nürburgring (RCN), Audi Sport Seyffarth R8 LMS Cup, and FIA Formula 4 series in Spain, Great Britain and the FIA North European Zone (NEZ) were intensified. Hankook also entered into new partnerships with promising and renowned racing formats, including the W Series, Formula Renault Eurocup and Belcar Series. The high-end Ventus Race tyre proved to be as strong and reliable as ever for drivers and teams at all national and international racetracks, while Hankook engineers and mechanics provided optimal support on site.