Hankook Tire subsidiary Hankook Tire Canada Corp. officially opened its
second Canadian distribution center in Richmond, British Columbia, this
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
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
The Richmond-based distribution center is the
second expansion of Hankook Tire Canada in the past 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.