ESSEN, Germany (July 22, 2016) — South Korea's three major tire makers — Hankook Tire Co. Ltd., Kumho Tire Co. Inc. and Nexen Tire Corp. — each received 2016 Red Dot Awards recently for tire design.
The Red Dot Design Awards, which honor outstanding design, communication and concept for innovative products in three categories, are the domain of Germany's Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen, which has bestowed the awards since 1955.
The winning entries are:
- Hankook's DynaSYNC off-road concept;
- Kumho's K-Silent Tire and Road Venture MT51; and
- Nexen's ‘Green Hive' tire.
DynaSYNC represents Hankook's next generation off-road tires and features Vibram's Carrarmato lugs design on its tread pattern. This helps improve traction in mountainous terrain.