TAEAN, South Korea — Hankook Tire & Technology Co. Ltd. is going bigger — and more technological — than ever before with its testing capabilities. .
The Seoul, South Korea-based tire maker has opened a proving ground in Taean, a port district on Korea's west coast, that covers more than 13.5 million square feet — as large as 125 soccer fields — and features 13 test tracks. The facility is the largest in Asia, according to Hankook Tire.
Hankook did not say how much it invested in the facility, dubbed Hankook Technoring. The complex will be instrumental in testing Hankook's next-generation products, including tires for electric vehicles ranging from supercars to trucks and buses, allowing speed tests to reach 155 mph.