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|Public (KRX: 002350)
(traded on the Korea Stock Exchange)
|Headquarters||Yangsan, South Korea|
|CEO Kang Byung-joong|
|Revenue||US$ 1.68 billion (2013)|
|US$ 172 million (2013)|
|US$ 120 million (2013)|
|Total assets||US$ 2.25 billion (2013)|
|Total equity||US$ 0.78 billion (2013)|
Number of employees
|3,998 (2014) non-consolidated in Korea|
Established in 1942 under the name, Heung-A Tire Company, Nexen Tire Co. has served the industry for the past 71 years. They were recognized in 1956 as the first Korean tire company. In 1985, Nexen dedicated a facility in Yangsan, Korea, to the production of radial tires.
The company changed their name in 2000 from Woosung Tire to Nexen Tire Corporation. That same year also saw Nexen Tire listed on the KOSPI 200 Index future market.
In 2005, Nexen Tire was awarded a patent for the technology to manufacture rubber/stratified silicate nano-composite tires. By 2006, they had completed development on the new UHP and Winter LTR/SUV pattern. To accommodate increased demand, the company opened a manufacturing plant in Qingdao, China in 2007. Nexen's domestic market share increased from 8% to 20%, with annual sales exceeding $600 million. The company employs over 2,000 and currently exports to 120 countries. Its major Korean competitors are Hankook and Kumho.
N2000, N3000, N5000, N6000, N7000, and N8000, N9000, NFERA SU1, NFERA SU4, NFERA SUR4 NFERA RU5, NBLUE HD, NBLUE HD Plus, NBLUE Eco, CP661, Capitol and more than 30 other passenger car and light truck tires.
- Economy of South Korea
- Air Busan - Nexen Tire helper and investors.
- Korea New Network - Nexen Tire is the biggest shareholder of this channel.
- Nexen Heroes - Nexen Tire, the biggest sponsor, has naming rights of the first string of the Heroes Baseball Club.
- "Nexen Tire Corporation (002350:Korean Stock Exchange)". businessweek.com. Retrieved May 15, 2014.
- http://www.nexentireusa.com/about Nexen Tire Web site
- https://capitol-tires.com/ Capitol Tires Web site
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