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Kumho pair win iF Design Awards

Kumho pair win iF Design Awards

28th February 2020 | 0 Comments

Two of Kumho Tire’s latest products have been honoured with an International Forum (iF) Design Award 2020. The International Forum Design awarded the Majesty 9 Solus TA91 high performance tyre and the Wintercraft Wi51winter tyre.

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Kumho Tire appoints Keon Park its UK managing director

Kumho Tire appoints Keon Park its UK managing director

13th February 2020 | 0 Comments

Keon Park is the new managing director at Kumho Tyre UK. He succeeds Myong Joong (Tino) Choi, who returns to Kumho’s headquarters in Korea after heading up the UK operation for the past five years.

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Kumho lands first OE approval with Audi

Kumho lands first OE approval with Audi

30th January 2020 | 0 Comments

We won’t see this combination of vehicle and tyre in the UK or Europe, but it is nevertheless a red-letter occurrence for Kumho Tire. For the first time ever, Kumho tyres are being fitted as original equipment on an Audi model.

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Kumho gains two further Good Design awards

Kumho gains two further Good Design awards

10th December 2019 | 0 Comments

In recent years, the products of Korean tyre producer Kumho Tire have received a number of iF, Red Dot, IDEA and Good Design awards. Now the company has added two more Good Design awards into its already bulging trophy cabinet. The patterns recognised on this occasion are both passenger car products – the Majesty 9 Solus TA91 and ECSTA PA51.

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Football: Kumho Tyre partners with FK Mladá Boleslav

Football: Kumho Tyre partners with FK Mladá Boleslav

28th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Fans of Czech First League club FK Mladá Boleslav will see a lot more of Kumho Tyre in future. As exclusive tyre partner for the coming three years, Kumho Tyre gains a logo presence on the back of players’ shirts and the front of their shorts during all First League and cup matches as well as on digital signage along the length of the playing field. The sponsorship arrangement also covers hospitality options and a presence within the club’s media activities.

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Kumho covering eco/EV tyre segment with two products

Kumho covering eco/EV tyre segment with two products

25th October 2019 | 0 Comments

The latest eco-friendly offering from Kumho is the Ecowing ES31. This successor to the KH27 is now available in a total of 46 sizes for 14- to 17-inch rim diameters, and around 70 percent of these carry an EU label grade of ‘B’ for rolling resistance. The sizes include all key fitments for bestselling small and medium-sized hatchbacks and saloons such as the VW Polo and Golf, Fiat 500, Audi A1, A2, A3 and A4, BMW 1 and 2 Series, Peugeot 208 and Renault Clio.

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Kumho plant workers vote for USW representation

10th September 2019 | 0 Comments

US-based industrial union the United Steelworkers reports that it now represents approximately 325 workers at the Kumho Tire factory in Macon, Georgia. The workforce’s status as a bargaining unit comes almost two years after an initial vote on the matter was held.

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Kumho exclusive OE tyre partner for Kia Seltos

Kumho exclusive OE tyre partner for Kia Seltos

17th July 2019 | 0 Comments

The Kia range recently grew with the arrival of the Seltos. The compact SUV officially debuted in India on 20 June, and in addition to spearheading Kia’s planned growth in that market, Seltos models will be exported around the world. The Seltos is heading our away soon and will reach Europe from September. It will be wearing Kumho tyres when it arrives in showrooms.

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Hyundai chooses Kumho’s ‘low profile’ PorTran KC53 for H350

Hyundai chooses Kumho’s ‘low profile’ PorTran KC53 for H350

29th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Kumho Tire has produced the world’s first 20-inch, 45 profile tyre for light commercial vehicles, and is supplying it as an original equipment fitment for the Hyundai H350 in global markets. Purchasers of the Hyundai van who select the Kumho tyre will receive the PorTran KC53 in size 245/45 R20 C 115/113R.

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Namwook Jung heading Kumho in Italy

Namwook Jung heading Kumho in Italy

24th May 2019 | 0 Comments

On 1 May, Namwook Jung took over as head of Kumho Tire Italia. He joined the Italian operation after leading the tyre maker’s business in Germany since December 2017.

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Kumho, Nexen fined for restricting tyre resale prices

Kumho, Nexen fined for restricting tyre resale prices

30th April 2019 | 0 Comments

The Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) announced today that it has fined Kumho Tire and Nexen Tire for forcing South Korean retailers to sell tyres at or above specific set prices.

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Kumho tyres OE on US-built BMW X3

18th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Kumho Tire reports that models of the BMW X3 manufactured at the BMW America plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina are being fitted with the Kumho Crugen HP91 as original equipment. The sport activity vehicle rides on the Crugen in size 245/50R19 105W; the tyres are manufactured at Kumho’s Gwangju plant in South Korea.

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Kumho the strongest ‘local’ in South Korea’s aftermarket

Kumho the strongest ‘local’ in South Korea’s aftermarket

6th March 2019 | 0 Comments

It may not be the best-selling Korean tyre brand worldwide, but at home Kumho outsells its domestic rivals. Data from the Korea Tire Manufacturers Association (KOTMA) indicates that 6.52 million replacement market Kumho tyres were sold in South Korea in 2018. This is more than 40 per cent of all locally-made tyres sold in the country.

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Kumho tyres OE on Mercedes G-Class

Kumho tyres OE on Mercedes G-Class

20th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Kumho Tire has once again been selected as an original equipment supplier to Mercedes-Benz. The latest generation of its G-Class model, produced in Graz, Austria, is factory fitted with Kumho’s Solus KL21 SUV tyres in size 265/60 R18 110H.

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Kumho Tire extends Tottenham Hotspur sponsorship

Kumho Tire extends Tottenham Hotspur sponsorship

21st November 2018 | 0 Comments

The partnership between Kumho Tire and Tottenham Hotspur FC that began in 2016 has been extended for a further three years from the start of the 2018/19 season. A new agreement covering this was signed yesterday afternoon at the football club’s training centre in the presence of executive director Donna-Maria Cullen and first-team players Heung-min Son, Victor Wanyama, Fernando Llorente and Kieran Trippier.

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