Nankang Rubber Tire
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|Industry||Manufacturing and sales|
|Founded||February 25, 1959|
|Wenxiong Weng (Chairman of the Board)|
|Products||Tires and other rubber products|
|Revenue||$279.6 million (2005)|
Number of employees
Nankang Rubber Tire Corp., Ltd.(南港輪胎股份有限公司 in Chinese language) manufactures automobile tires and other synthetic rubber products. The company's products include locomotive tires,[clarification needed] and tires for light trucks, sedan cars, sport utility vehicles and snowfield-use vehicles. During the year ended December 31, 2006, the company obtained approximately 99% of its total revenue from the automobile tires business. In 2006, the company obtained approximately 35% and 32% of its total revenue from the Americas and Europe, respectively.
Nankang Rubber Tire Corporation Ltd is the longest established tire manufacturer in Taiwan, having been started in 1940 by a group of engineers. Based originally upon the principals of Japanese manufacturing technologies, the company has grown substantially. Its two Taiwanese plants (Nankang and Hsinfung) continue to manufacture the bulk of Nankang's product. September 2003 marked the commencement of production at Nankang's Jiangsu facility in mainland China. This expansion ensures economies of scale for the future development of Nankang's product range.
The corporation has Ford Motor Company's Q1 Certification and in 1994 obtained ISO-9001 certification.
It manufactures tires for brands such as Geostar, Milestar, and Provato.
Today, Nankang tires are exported from Taiwan to over 100 markets worldwide. Tires are supplied to more than 300 distributors throughout Europe, North America, Central and South America, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Australia.