New Production Process From Kumho
Kumho is the latest tyre manufacturer to introduce a new method of tyre manufacture. Known as APU (Advanced Processing Units), the modular system is being incorporated in the new Kumho factory that is being built at Pyongtaek, Korea, close to some major car assembly plants. The new factory will be dedicated to tyre production for the OE market and the first module will start production in November this year.
Further modules will come on stream at the rate of one per month until full capacity is reached in February 2004. This full capacity will be in excess of two million tyres a year. .