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Title 5/18/2009 - Hankook Tire Canada Officially Opens New Headquarters
Date 05/18/2009 Count 12119

Hankook Tire Canada Officially Opens New Headquarters

Invited Guests Tour New Brampton, Ontario Facility

Brampton, Ontario, May 18, 2009 - In late January Hankook Tire Canada Corporation moved into new facilities in Brampton, Ontario. With an effortless transition behind, the official welcome ceremony was recently held at the new location.

Over the course of two days (May 14-15) Hankook Tire Canada formally welcomed more than 60 invited guests to tour the new facilities, and presented its VIPs with details on the web-based ordering system and products. Guests also were invited to participate in group photos sessions and treated to lunch.

“We are very pleased to open this new facility and welcome our customers,” said Hankook Tire America Corp. President and COO Greg Pae. “The success of Hankook Tire Canada is dependent upon the ongoing business relationships and support of our customers. These new facilities are an important part of the ongoing investments that Hankook is making in order to be a more efficient supplier and better business partner.”

Invited to the official opening were Hankook Tire Canada Corp.’s important regional wholesalers, new retailers, and industry organizations, including noted companies such as Canada Tire, Trican Tire, Atlas Tire and the Rubber Association of Canada.

“We are very excited about this new headquarters and the great potential that we have in Canada,” said Bryan Woo, President of Hankook Tire Canada Corporation. “The speed of our new web-based system and the state-of-the-art warehouse facility will allow tires to be shipped to our customers more quickly and efficiently. We look forward to building our market share in Canada and helping the growth of Hankook Tire globally.”

The new headquarters are located at 30 Resolution Drive, Brampton, Ontario, Canada, L6W 0A3. Telephone: (905)463-9802. For more information please contact Joseph Park at: marketing@hankooktire.ca.

About Hankook Tire Co., Ltd
Hankook Tire (CEO: Seung Hwa Suh) produces innovative, superior quality, and high performance radial tires for passenger cars, 4x4, SUVs, light trucks, campers, trucks, buses and for automobile motorsport. It invests approximately five per cent of revenue in research and development and develops cutting-edge technologies through its five global R&D Centers meeting regional customer demands and enhancing customer satisfaction. Selling in 185 countries around the world, the company has more than 14,000 employees. Approximately 70 percent of revenue comes from growing overseas sales.

About Hankook Tire Canada Corp.
Newly headquartered in Brampton, Ontario, Hankook Tire Canada Corporation is a technology focused, market-driven company that markets and distributes a complete line of high performance and ultra-high performance passenger tires, light truck and SUV tires, as well as medium truck and bus tires in Canada.

Media Contacts:
Bill Bainbridge Joseph Park Cindy Kamerad
Director of Brand Communication Marketing Department Account Director
Hankook Tire America Corp Hankook Tire Canada Corp. Weber Shandwick
Phone: 973-633-9000 x 531 Phone: 905-463-9802 Phone: 248-203-8112
wbainbridge@hankooktireusa.com marketing@hankooktire.ca ckamerad@webershandwick.com

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