03Feb, 2017

Hankook Tire held a Proactive Award, Cultivates the Growth of Proactive Leaders

Hankook Tire held a Proactive Award ceremony to cultivate and to reward proactive leadership at Hankook Technodome

  • Strengthens Proactive Culture by establishing creative corporate culture of challenge and innovation


February 3, 2017 (Seoul, Korea)– Hankook Tire held ‘The 10th Hankook Tire Proactive Awards’ at Hankook Technodome in Daejeon, South Korea on January 24th.


Hankook Tire is dedicated to create open communication, innovative and creative culture on the basis of Proactive Culture, which is Hankook Tire’s key corporate culture on top of the entrepreneurial spirit of challenge and innovation. The Proactive Award is a reward for the Proactive Leader who has achieved the best performance for the Proactive Culture every year, and it support a talented individual to grow into a Proactive Leader. This awards ceremony selects groups and employees who have achieved the attainment through the innovative working method and those who have fulfilled the proactive leadership over the year.


Hankook Tire drives synergy by sharing the value and achievements of employees. Hankook Tire’s annual Proactive Awards give a total prize of 100 million KRW. to the individuals and teams which best demonstrate proactive leadership and achievement. The winners are selected from 4 categories including Leadership, Performance, Challenge, and Innovation. These highly regarded awards target employees worldwide, and the achievements of the winners are shared through the company’s diverse communication channels. The Proactive Awards motivate employees to achieve extraordinary outcomes and encourage all Hankook Tire team members to pursue and fulfill new goals.


The Leadership Award was granted to Mr. Jae-yong Moon, the Team Manager of Keumsan Quality Assurance Team and Mr. Sang-gi Park, Supervisor of PCR Sub team. They received credits for minimizing quality issue, attaining team harmony, excavating irrationality for each facility, and proceeding quality innovation through independent field improvement.


The Performance Award was granted to Poland Sales Subsidiary team for the attainment of high sales growth and expansion of distribution base regardless of inadequate market environment.


Also, the Challenge Award was awarded to Mr. Gi-soo Jeon, Chief Specialist of Manufacturing Technology Team 3, for developing U/F Non-Lube Rim, excavating and improving U/F CON influence factor, and enhancing test reliability. The Innovation Award was granted to Material Research Team 2, KP) Material Sub Team 3, and JP) Manufacturing Team 2, 5 team members for final victory of Proactive One grand prize, reducing nonconforming product rate through improvement of slitter facility, enhancing profitability of run-flat tire, etc.


Mr. Seung Hwa Suh, Vice Chairman & CEO of Hankook Tire, said “Hankook tire will lead the sustainable future driven by proactive leaders and culture through constant challenges and innovation,” He added, “Hankook Tire will continue to build an open, creative and horizontal corporate culture as a leading global tire company which allows employees to fully function and flourish.


Furthermore, Hankook Tire introduced new personnel system to strengthen the agility and flexibility of HR management. The company also continues to build proactive culture by changing the corporate hierarchy and encouraging development of human resources. Through these efforts, Hankook Tire will actively strengthen proactive culture where employees take active and innovative roles based on professionalism and continue to build atmosphere of open communication, creative and innovative corporate culture.




About Hankook Tire Co., Ltd.:


Hankook Tire (Vice Chairman & CEO: Seung-Hwa Suh) is one of the world’s top five companies in the mass production of tires. The company is dedicated to leading the industry in innovation with its proven technological excellence. It offers award-winning products through five R&D centers and seven production facilities around the world. It is also committed to actively investing in the expansion of its core capabilities, allowing the company to deliver consumers the utmost in driving satisfaction. Hankook Tire produces superior quality, high performance radial tires for passenger cars, 4x4s, SUVs, light trucks, campers, trucks, buses and motorsport vehicles. It currently employs approximately 22,000 people around the world, and its products are available in over 180 countries.


For more information, visit Hankook Tire’s global website at www.hankooktire.com/global or Hankook Tire Indonesia website at www.hankooktire.com/id