Hankook claims global sales record for 2012

ERJ staff report (BC)

Seoul, Korea/Neu-Isenburg, Germany – Hankook Tire’s financial results for fiscal 2012 show record sales of Euro 4.97bn (KRW 7.029 trillion), a year-on-year (YoY) increase of 8.3%. Operating profit increased to Euro 645.6m (KRW 912.9 billion), 57.9% greater YoY.

The company attributes highest-ever sales to its ultra-high performance (UHP) tire series, especially in emerging markets including Russia/CIS and Latin America, as well as “enhanced brand equity as a premium manufacturer.”

Hankook cites “growing partnerships with premium automakers” contributing to the sales record. Its OE supply…

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