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NEXEN TIRE, the first to produce automotive tires in Korea!
NEXEN TIRE, which was founded in 1942, transformed itself in the 1980s and 1990s into a company with world-class technology through a technical tie-up with global leading tire groups.
Afterwards, it expanded its business horizon by advancing into the US, China and Europe in earnest, and became a global tire maker watched by the world.
NEXEN TIRE’s challenge and innovation that have continued over the past 70 years!
NEXEN TIRE is capitalizing on its excellent technology and manufacturing competitiveness to create a new legacy with the highest growth rate in the world.






NEXEN TIRE’s potential comes from the outstanding manufacturing competitiveness of each of its production bases.

The ‘Yangsan Factory’ serves as the control tower and has the core production capabilities of NEXEN TIRE.
The ‘Qingdao Factory’ established the bridgehead for advance into the Chinese market and has outstanding manufacturing competitiveness.
The ‘Changnyeong Factory’ produces environment-friendly high-value-added products based on state-of-the-art automated facilities.


For strategic cooperation among its production bases and balanced production, NEXEN TIRE operates independent optimal IT systems, MES and SCM, thereby ensuring more systematic production management and efficient supply.

The ‘Czech Factory,’ which will have the technology and know-how that NEXEN TIRE accumulated over the past 70 years, and state-of-the-art facilities, it set to become the center of tire production in Europe and a new growth engine of NEXEN TIRE.

NEXEN TIRE produced 39 million tires in 2015, and is forecast to produce 44 million tires in 2018 when the Czech factory starts operations, and 52 million tires in 2021 by expanding its supply system to become a global leading company.


NEXEN TIRE produces tires through top-tire facilities

NEXEN TIRE boasts top-tire manufacturing facilities in the industry. NEXEN TIRE produces top quality products through top-notch facilities and systems
that lead amazing change in the tire market.

Introduction to the state-of-the-art automated processes


– Mixing
– Extrusion Process


– Calendering
– Bead Process


– Building Process


– Curing
– Inspection
– Shipment Process


NEXEN TIRE’s dream of developing world-best tires is realized through boundless research and endeavor.
NEXEN TIRE has a global R&D Network with the US, China and Germany with the Central Research Center in Korea playing a central role to develop the innovative products of the future and so lead the global market by reinforcing its technological competitiveness.


Yangsan R&D Center

The Yangsan R&D Center, which serves as the control tower for NEXEN TIRE R&D centers around the world, the headquarters for new technology R&D, focuses on application of new technologies and development of high-performance tires and high-value-added tires.

Chinese R&D Center

NEXEN TIRE Chinese R&D Center, established for the Chinese market, which is regarded as the largest consumer market in the world, develops not only tires optimized for local conditions in China, but also CEO tires and RE tires that can be applied to overseas markets.

US R&D Center

The US R&D Center, which adds momentum to advance into the US market by developing products optimized for the US market, is advancing basic technologies based on researches on high-performance tires and vehicle technologies in the US.

European R&D Center

The European R&D Center, which is building high consumer awareness and excellent brand value, is making efforts to further publicize the name of NEXEN TIRE in the European market where global luxury cars are concentrated by developing OE tires and strategic products for Europe.



NEXEN TIRE built proving grounds and global evaluation systems including the NEXEN TIRE vehicle dynamic testing center to quickly respond to varying driving conditions and diversifying global market demands by developing products that provide best driving performance.