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Title 04/15/2010 - Hankook Tire Opens 8th Distribution Center in North America
Date 04/19/2010 Count 9380

Hankook Tire Opens 8th Distribution Center in North America

2nd Distribution Center in Canada to Support Strong Regional Growth

Wayne, NJ, April 15, 2010 - Hankook Tire Canada Corp., Canadian subsidiary of the world’s seventh largest tire manufacturer, officially opened its second Canadian distribution center in Richmond, British Columbia this month.

Hankook Tire now has eight distribution centers serving North America. The new distribution center will support retailers and multiple distribution points in western Canada.

“Hankook Tire has experienced great success and a strong presence in western Canada,” said Bill Hume, Vice-President of Hankook Tire Canada. "We strategically chose the Vancouver region for our second distribution center to better support our retail customers and distributors, expediting our time to market. This new distribution center is an integral part of our growth strategy in Canada and part of our global long-term strategy to become a leading, next-generation tire company.”

The distribution center is located at 12291 Riverside Way, in Richmond, British Columbia, just outside Vancouver. The distribution center will provide dealers with easy access to a complete line of Hankook products, including ultra-high performance, passenger car, light truck and medium truck tires. The facility is expected to significantly reduce lead time for product delivery as the result of a competitive shipping policy which includes pre-paid delivery of qualified orders to direct-account customers.

The Richmond-based distribution center is the second expansion of Hankook Tire Canada in the last two years. The Canadian head office in Brampton , which also consists of a state of the art distribution center, opened in the spring of 2009. Together these two locations will ensure that customers continue to receive the great service that they have come to expect from Hankook.

About Hankook Tire Co., Ltd

Headquartered in Wayne, N.J., Hankook Tire America Corp. 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, SUV tires, as well as medium truck and bus tires to more than 400 independent dealers through 3000+ retail sales locations in the United States and Canada.

For more information, please visit the Hankook website at www.hankooktireusa.com

Hankook Tire Canada is rapidly growing to become an industry leader in Canada. As the National Partner and the Official Tire of Hockey Canada, Hankook Tire Canada actively supports grassroots sports and contributes back to local communities. Visit www.hankooktire.ca for more details.



Media Contacts:
Bill Bainbridge
Director of Brand Communication
Hankook Tire America Corp
Phone: 973-633-9000 x 531
wbainbridge@hankooktireusa.com
Cindy Kamerad
Account Director
Weber Shandwick
Phone: 248-203-8112
ckamerad@webershandwick.com
Jeff Wandell
Account Executive
Weber Shandwick
Phone: 248-203-8096
jwandell@webershandwick.com


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