According to Nankang's mission statement, what is most important for the company is meeting customer expectations. The brand's motto is "honesty, pragmatism and innovation". During production, emphasis is placed on soundness and durability, while maintaining performance on the road.
Nankang is a Taiwanese company with over 50 years of experience, and learnt about tyre manufacturing from the best — the Japanese. The R&D department keeps up with the times and offers modern tyres at very attractive prices (the brand is considered to be in the economy market segment).
Many European drivers have already opted for the Nankang brand of tyres. This is a very good option for those who are looking for new tyres, but who do not want the purchase to break the household budget. Nankang offers products including tyres for passenger cars, SUVs, light delivery vans, motorcycles and aircraft.
Sonar tyres and Star Performer tyres are among the tyres offered by the Nankang brand.
Although 1959 is considered to be the date when the brand launched, the company's origins date back to 1940, when the first company was set up by the future founders of Nankang.
In addition to the civilian market, Nankang is also active on the military market — it manufactures tyres for military aircraft and combat vehicles.
Nankang tyres are produced at two factories: The first, which dates back to the company's inception, is located in Taiwan, while the second is located in mainland China, in Zhangjiagang.
In 1963, Nankang appeared on the Taiwan Stock Exchange; in 1974, it developed radial tyres for passenger cars, and ones for lorries and buses in 1980; in 1999, it started marketing low-profile Nankang tyres, high-performance tyres in 2001, tyres for SUVs in 2003 and 2008 saw the introduction of a fuel-economy model (Eco-1).
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