Hankook Tire America Corp., with domestic headquarters in Wayne, N.J., distributes and markets a complete line of passenger radials, high performance tires, light truck, SUV and 4×4 tires, as well as medium truck and bus tires sold throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. From a series of regional offices, Hankook oversees 500 independent dealers with more than 3,000 sales locations nationwide. Hankook also operates state of the art research and development facilities in the U.S. and overseas.
Akron Tech Center
The Akron Technical Center is dedicated to developing state of the art tread designs and tire technologies using advanced methods and materials. Advances spearheaded at the ATC have resulted in leading-edge products for the North American market. With advanced engineering concepts and new compounding technologies, the ATC has developed TCT (Trapezoid Contour Theory) Technology, Silica Compounding, FSO (Footprint Shape Optimization) Technology, and CCT (Carbon Compounding Technology), integrated into some of Hankook’s best-selling tires. The ATC works in conjunction with Hankook’s R&D center in Korea, and the European Tech Center in Germany.