Dec 02, 2020
Korean tire manufacturer Hankook and its state-of-the-art R&D center Hankook Technodome have been awarded the "Certificate of Excellence Laboratories" issued by the Ministry of Science and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) of Korea. This certificate is issued only to laboratories that have successfully passed the peer review of leading experts in the field of safety, and, as noted, this is the first time a tire company has received it in South Korea. The certification program aims to strengthen laboratory safety management capabilities in research institutes, and to define and promote a standard laboratory safety management model.
Hankook applied for the certification program in April this year; it was attended by the Flat-trac CT + laboratory and the chemical analysis laboratory located in the Hankook Technodome. The experts scrutinized the security systems and related activities in place there, as well as the qualifications of the security officials. As a result, the Flat-trac CT + Laboratory and the Chemical Analysis Laboratory were recognized as “exemplary laboratories in safety management”.
“The certification from the Ministry of Science and Information Technology means our laboratories are fully equipped with standard equipment for superior security management,” commented Bonhee Ku, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Hankook Tire. “Since the safety of our customers and employees is always a top priority for the company, we will continue to make every effort to ensure that our facilities and technical centers are operated and certified to the highest safety standards.”
Hankook Technodome is a cutting-edge high-tech research and development center, opened in 2016. The seven-story building with an area of 96 328 sq. m allows the company to conduct research and development of materials and tires, including those intended for original equipment.