Hankook Tire Canada expands partnership with Hockey Canada

BRAMPTON, Ont. – October 31, 2019 – Hankook Tire Canada, the Canadian division of the global premium tire manufacturer, is expanding its relationship with Hockey Canada as the Official Tire Partner until 2024. Through the partnership, Hankook Tire Canada will support Hockey Canada’s efforts to engage fans and grow the game, participate in its signature events, including the annual Hockey Canada Foundation Gala & Golf, and will act as an International Partner with access to events such as the IIHF World Junior Championship and IIHF Women’s World Championship.

Hankook’s involvement with Hockey Canada is strengthened through the brands’ mandates and purpose. Hankook is about driving emotion through high-performance tires, similar to how sport organizations bring excitement to fans through the game. Through this partnership, Hankook taps into the nation’s passion for sports to build brand awareness and establish its innovative products in the Canadian market.

“We are very pleased to announce the extension of Hankook Tire Canada’s partnership with Hockey Canada,” said Mr. In Hyuk Rhee, Hankook Tire Canada president and CEO. “By aligning ourselves with such a respected and reputable organization, we have the opportunity to support one of the nation’s favourite pastimes while reaffirming Hankook as a leader in the Canadian market. We look forward to the next five years as the Official Tire of Hockey Canada.”

“Hankook Tire Canada has been a valued and engaged partner of Hockey Canada for ten years and we are proud to continue working together to deliver best-in-class activations, and opportunities for hockey fans and Hankook customers to enjoy our great game,” said Scott Smith, president and chief operating officer of Hockey Canada.

Hankook branding will be highly visible in arenas during Hockey Canada games, with rink board advertising, digital banners and social media posts. Additionally, Hankook will host in-arena
activations at select games.

The partnership with Hockey Canada is part of Hankook’s larger global communication and development strategy, made up of local, continental and global partnership commitments designed to optimize customer loyalty and increase brand visibility in various markets through tailored measures.

About Hankook Tire Canada Corp.
Hankook Tire (president and CEO Hyun Bum Cho) is dedicated to leading the industry in innovation with its proven technological excellence. It offers award-winning products through five R&D centers and eight 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 21,000 people around the world, and its products are available in over 180 countries. It has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Indices (DJSI World) for three consecutive years since 2016.

About Hockey Canada
Hockey Canada is the governing body for hockey in Canada and a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), with a membership through its 13 member associations of over 750,000 players, coaches and officials. Hockey Canada is a not-for-profit organization that creates leading-edge hockey development programs for its members to deliver in communities across Canada; provides consistent rules and regulations and various other membership services from coast to coast to coast; manages numerous regional, national and international hockey championships and events; and leads the operation of all teams that represent Canada in international competition. Hockey Canada’s mission is to lead, develop and promote positive hockey experiences. For more information on Hockey Canada, please visit HockeyCanada.ca or follow through social media on Facebook and Twitter.