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Established in 1942 under the name Heung-A Tire Company, Nexen Tire Co.

has served the tyre industry for the past 75 years.

Recognised in 1956 as the first Korean company, Nexen dedicated their

facility in Yangsan, Korea, to the production of radial tyres. Nexen formed an
alliance with Michelin in 1987 to 1991, manufacturing tyres for export vehicles.
Through a four year alliance with OHTSU Tire & Rubber in Japan (1991-1995),
Nexen sharpened and honed their development and manufacturing

In 2000, Nexen rebranded from Woosung Tire to Nexen Tire Corporation.

The name Nexen is a combination of next and century. It reflects Nexen’s will

and determination to prepare for the future and to drive a better tomorrow.

In 2005, Nexen’s US branch was established, Nexen Tire America, which was a great start in expanding the Nexen brand on a global scale. Nexen Tire was also awarded a patent for the technology to manufacture rubber/stratified silicate nano-composite tires. By 2006, Nexen had completed development on the new UHP and Winter LTR/SUV patterns.


To accommodate increased global demand for the Nexen brand, an additional tyre manufacturing plant was opened in Qingdao, China in 2007. After opening Nexen’s U.S. location as well as other offices worldwide; the company broke ground on a third factory in Changnyeong, Korea in 2012. It is one of the world’s largest and most advanced tyre manufacturing facilities, with plans to attain an annual output of 10 million units by 2015 and 20 million units by 2018. Nexen has strengthened its presence in Europe by opening the Zatec Plant in the Czech Republic in 2015. The factory is a main production base for Nexen Tire in Europe that will produce 12 million units through phased extension. 


Due to Nexen’s commitment to provide quality products, friendly service and exceptional value, Nexen's global market share has increased significantly in the past decade, with sales well over $2 billion annually.


Nexen are dedicated to fulfilling their brand promise to explore innovative technologies, to develop safe and eco-friendly products and to ensure active families and individuals reach their destination safely while enjoying a smooth and comfortable ride.


NEXEN’s pioneering ways have led to the development of Korea’s first V-shaped directional tires, patented nano-technology and our award winning Green Hive concept tire. NEXEN is committed to ongoing research and development of future tire technologies utilising cutting-edge equipment to ensure safety, value and performance with an environmentally gentle approach.


Comfort and tire performance directly correlate with a driver's overall vehicle satisfaction. That is why NEXEN is part of a handful of manufacturers approved for OE fitments. NEXEN’s rigorous quality and performance testing have earned the trust of automakers who know if a driver is satisfied with their tires they are also likely to be satisfied with their vehicle – increasing the probability to purchase the same vehicle brand in the future.

Nexen Tyre OE Fitment Car Brands

NEXEN’s advanced automated manufacturing equipment is the best in the industry. Efficiency combined with superior technology enables NEXEN to deliver the best product at the best value. This claim is backed by a record of excellence 70 years strong. To us, “best” means 24-7 unwavering quality assurance resulting in no NEXEN product recalls – ever.

Nexen Tire Factory

NEXEN’s innovations make us the first tire company to sweep four of the world’s top design awards: IDEA (2014), G-Mark (2013), Dot Design (2012) and IF Design (2011). NEXEN outshined 2,000 entries for the 2014 IDEA with our Green Hive concept tire featuring a replaceable tread block. Judges deemed it “a truly game changing tire.” Going forward, NEXEN is impassioned to lead the pack in ground-breaking products that deliver outstanding performance and design.

Nexen Tyres Award Winning Quality