By Denna Bowman
Hankook tyres has celebrated the long service of a number of its UK head office team, including the first European staff member to be employed in its Daventy HQ.
The South Korean tyres company entered the UK in the early 1980s with just two employees and has grown to employ a total of 65 staff in the head office.
Tony Lee, managing director at Hankook UK Ltd, said: “It is very satisfying to see so many of our valued UK team celebrate 10 years service with the company.
“Hankook have built a very successful, committed and experienced team of people here in the UK whose hard-work and knowledge of the tyre industry have been invaluable.
“I want to thank each one of them for their contribution over the last years and hope sincerely that they continue to grow with the company in years to come.”
Ian Mayoll, UK PCR Sales Manager has worked in the UK tyre industry for a total of over 34 years and was the first European employed at Hankook Tyre UK in 1990.
After leaving the company briefly, he returned once again in 2002. He said: “The tyre industry has developed so much over the years and I am proud to now be celebrating a further 10 years with Hankook.
“The Hankook brand has grown at a tremendous rate both here in the UK and on a global level.
“Having been the first European employed by Hankook in the UK, I have witnessed the company go from strength to strength as it gained market share and as brand awareness began to flourish.”