The brand HANKOOK was founded in 1941 by Cho Yang-Rai in Seoul, South Korea. In adition to manufacturing quality tyres for utility vehicles, racing cars and 4x4, the company also produces batteries and brake pads. HANKOOK tyres' production is made in South Korea, China and Hungary. Since 2011, HANKOOK is the official and exclusive supplier of tyres for Formula 3 Euro Series.This brand, distributed in nearly 170 countries, also commercializes the brand KINGSTAR, the Dutch representative of HANKOOK. According to the German magazine Neue Reifenzeitung in 2013, HANKOOK tyres is is the sixth manufacturer in the world.