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History
The history of Kumho Tire began in the year of 1960 by the first production of tires. Please take a look at Kumho Tire’s development story to understand how we have become one of the top 10 global tire manufacturers with endless innovation and developments.
1960’s Founding Years
In 1960, Kumho Tire' history began with the first production of tires. The founder of Kumho Asiana Group, Incheon Park, had difficulties in securing qualified tires for his business named Gwangju Transportation Co., Ltd. Because of this, he decided to start manufacturing tires. At the time, they were able to produce only 20 tires a day. However, Kumho Tire now produces world-class tires in eight manufacturing facilities around the world. Kumho Tire started the first overseas business in Thailand in 1965.
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1966
Company receives DOT mark based on regulations of the Ministry of Transportation, USA
Company obtains KS mark
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1965
Export to Thailand launched (worth USD 7,700)
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1961
First tires produced
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1960
Company Established