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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 Tire names new boss for Germany

Kumho Tire names new boss for Germany

15th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Effective 1 May, Woongchul Shin has taken on the role of general manager at Kumho Tire Europe, and as such is responsible for Kumho’s business in the German market. He succeeds Namwook Jung, who has relocated to Milan to head the Kumho Tyre Italia operation.

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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 delisting from London Stock Exchange

18th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Kumho Tire plans to delist its shares from the London Stock Exchange (LSE) at the end of April 2019, according to South Korean company filings.

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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 confirms interim as permanent CEO, announces loss

Kumho confirms interim as permanent CEO, announces loss

15th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Kumho Tire has appointed its interim CEO as the new permanent CEO following reports it was struggling to find a suitable candidate. South Korean media sources report that the Board approved the appointment of vice president Jeon Dae-Jin (60) yesterday. Kumho also reported a net loss for the fourth consecutive year in its annual financial report.

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Jun Ro Song appointed Kumho Tire Europe president

Jun Ro Song appointed Kumho Tire Europe president

15th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Jun Ro Song was appointed president of Kumho Tire Europe on 1 January, 2019. He succeeds Kyungtai Ju, who has returned to Korea. The 53-year-old has held numerous positions with the Korean tyre manufacturer for almost 30 years.

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Reports: Kumho “struggling” to find CEO

12th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Kumho Tire has been struggling appoint new company leadership after its previous chairman left following Doublestar's purchase of the company.

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Kumho adds BMW 5 Series to original equipment roster

Kumho adds BMW 5 Series to original equipment roster

7th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Kumho has added the new BMW 5 Series to its portfolio of OEM supply deals. The tyre manufacturer’s Ecsta PS91 super sports tyre in size 245/45R18 XL 100Y is now being delivered to the German marque’s Dingolfing plant in Bavaria.

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Kumho USA appoints new CEO amidst global reshuffle

18th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Kumho Tire USA has announced that Samuel Choi has succeeded Harry Choi as CEO. According to the company, Harry Choi is stepping down “to pursue new career opportunities” after six years leading Kumho’s US headquarters. Kumho reports that the transition comes as a part of a global shift in key executive management roles geared to positively reinforce the company for the present and future.

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Doublestar car tyres on-sale in Carrefour Spain

Doublestar car tyres on-sale in Carrefour Spain

29th November 2018 | 0 Comments

Doublestar Tyres, the new majority shareholder of Kumho, recently announced that its tyres are on-sale alongside premium brands at Carrefour supermarkets in Spain. According to Doublestar, which compared Carrefour founded in 1959 to Walmart in the USA, the supermarket chain is Europe's favourite. Having pioneered the so-called hypermarket approach in Europe Carrefour has developed into the largest retailer in Europe and the second largest international retail chain group in the world, with business scope covering more than 40 countries and regions. Carrefour owns 17 large chain stores in Spain, which covers the Iberian area and radiates to the whole pan-European region. With an annual population of 400 million, Carrefour is a perfect channel for product sales and a perfect platform for brand exposure.

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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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