To maximize management efficiency across the enterprise Hankook is building a cooperative system which shares strategic ideas and increases regional competitiveness worldwide.
As an organisation with a matrix structure all regional headquarters are interconnected with our global headquarters cooperating effectively with our subdivisions to maximize the operational efficiency of our company.
Our global headquarters, the epicenter of the organisational structure, analyses trends in the global market, establishes mid- to long-term strategies, and proposes and supports optimized models for each of the regional headquarters. Under this guidance our four strategic regional headquarters located in Korea, the United States, Europe and China operate production, sales and distribution systems customized for local customers. These offices also conduct operations in line with strategies laid out by the global headquarters, with the autonomy to cater to their regional customers promptly and effectively.
Our regional headquarters consist of sixteen subdivisions based on local business characteristics and product types. Customers are categorised into general customers and automobile companies, and the operational units are divided accordingly. Each division is organised according to product characteristics, passenger cars, light trucks, and trucks and buses, and they actively and independently manage operations from product development to marketing.
Hankook Tire seeks to foster the spirit of innovation within our company, within every person, and beyond our society to the global stage. Our partners in this effort are our employees, a diverse collection of talents from every corner of the globe. We believe diversity is a powerful advantage in our globalized world, and we pledge to maintain an inclusive, dignified, and open work culture at all levels that respects differences and empowers free thinking. In our Code of Business Ethics, we uphold a commitment to ourselves and our employees to abstain from any and all discrimination or harassment on the basis of ethnicity, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, nationality, or any other protected class.