Hankook is a South Korean tire manufacturer. According to Tyres & Accessories magazine, as of 2017, the brand ranks seventh in the rating of the largest tire companies. Having become the most popular manufacturer of rubber for wheels in its country and entering the top ten in the world, Hankook confidently embodies its main goal – to get global primacy in its field of activity. The company was founded in 1941 under the name of Chosun Tire. The brand was changed to Hankook Tire Manufacturing in 1968.