DHL Supply Chain has won a three-year contract to manage Hankook Tyres’ UK warehousing operation, building on a distribution contract that was signed back in 2008.

The deal is a move that sees a full outsource of the South Korean tyre manufacturers’ UK warehousing and transport operations to DHL.

Under the new agreement DHL assumes responsibility for the receipt, check and stock replenishment of inbound tyre deliveries, plus picking for next day distribution from the Hankook’s facilities in Daventry.

Tony Lee, MD of Hankook Tyre UK, said: “DHL has always provided a good distribution service for Hankook - something that we wanted to maintain and improve as our facilities expanded.

"Since DHL took over the management of our warehouse, the distribution service has been boosted in terms of handling accuracy, operational proficiency and flexibility,” he added.