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Kumho Tire lands third set of design awards in as many months

Kumho Tire lands third set of design awards in as many months

10th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Drumroll please…more awards for Kumho tyres. Hot on the heels of the Good Design awards in Japan for the Kumho Majesty 9 and Ecsta PA51 patterns and the iF Design awards in Germany for the Majesty 9 and WinterCraft Wi51, the three abovementioned tyres have all been honoured with the Good Design Award of North America.

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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 OE on VW Polo with double A-grade ecowing tyre

Kumho OE on VW Polo with double A-grade ecowing tyre

3rd February 2020 | 0 Comments

Kumho’s long-standing relationship with Volkswagen has continued with the fitment of Kumho’s ecowing ES31 pattern on its 2020 Polo model. Specially tailored for the car, the 185/65R15 tyre is Kumho’s first ultra-low rolling resistance version of the ES31, with A-grade fuel efficiency and wet grip on the EU label. The 2001 Polo was Kumho’s first major European motor manufacturer OE contract.

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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 hosts dealers for conference at Tottenham Hotspur

Kumho hosts dealers for conference at Tottenham Hotspur

10th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Kumho recently utilised its role as Official Tyre Partner to Tottenham Hotspur by holding a key customer conference at the Premier League football club’s new stadium.

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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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Decennial shift in global PCLT tyre volume market share

Decennial shift in global PCLT tyre volume market share

29th November 2019 | 0 Comments

The latest global tyre market share figures from tyre industry analyst Astutus Research show how long-established, leading players headquartered in Japan, Europe, and North America have seen their volume share diminish, while Chinese, ASEAN, and selected other markets’ tyre manufacturers’ share has risen. The analyst states that in aggregate, the ten leading PCLT tyre manufacturers based in Japan, Europe and North America (J-E-NA) have lost almost 6 percentage points of market share since the end of 2011 (OE and replacement segments combined, volumes in tyre units). In part this reflects a strategic choice of some to focus on the higher value premium segments of the market.

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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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Zufall consolidates German tyre logistics operations

9th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Zufall Logistics of Germany has set up a subsidiary to consolidate its tyre logistics services in the country. Zufall Tire Logistics will take over the services previously handled by sister company Müller + Partner. The company is reportedly serving customers including Korean suppliers Hankook Reifen Deutschland and Kumho Tire Europe.

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Recent all-terrain pattern extends Kumho 4×4 range

Recent all-terrain pattern extends Kumho 4×4 range

29th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Kumho’s 4x4 tyre range has was recently extended by the addition of the Road Venture AT61 tyre. While there are a range of Kumho 4x4 products from which to choose, the majority of requirements are covered by on-road products as the Crugen HP91 and KL33, plus the cross-functional Road Venture patterned MT51 and newly-launched AT61. Between them they cover everything from such top end SUVs as the Range Rover and BMW X5 to the ever-popular Land Rover Defender.

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Kumho customers play the beautiful game, Spurs-style

Kumho customers play the beautiful game, Spurs-style

14th August 2019 | 0 Comments

One of the many highlights of Kumho Tyre’s partnership agreement with Premier League football club Tottenham Hotspur is the annual five-a-side tournament the club lays on for Kumho’s UK customers. Kumho considers this a money-can't-buy experience that is “eagerly anticipated” by all concerned.

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Kumho partners with German football club Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Kumho partners with German football club Bayer 04 Leverkusen

12th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Kumho Tyre is the new Premium Partner for German football club Bayer 04 Leverkusen and, for the annual DFB Cup knockout competition, sleeve partner. The two-year partnership between the tyre maker and football club got underway on Saturday when the Bayer 04 players took to the field in their new kit for the first round of the DFB Cup, a match that saw them defeat Alemannia Achen by four goals to one.

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