Kumho Tire (Kumho Tyres) in Australia was established in 1960 as part of the Kumho Asiana Group. Kumho Tire has grown to the 7th largest company in Korea.
Kumho Tires runs three manufacturing facilities in South Korea: the Pyeongtaek Plant, the Gokseong Plant and the Gwangju Plant which includes the Kumho Research and Development center mentioned below. There are a further three plants in China: the Tianjin Plant, the Gaoxin Plant (in Nanjing) and the Changchun Plant. There is also one plant in Vietnam in the Binh Duong Province.
Kumho Tires exports tires worldwide and has a global network of sales organisations.
It has three centers for research and development, with the largest in Gwangju, South Korea. The other two centers are in Akron, Ohio and Birmingham, West Midlands. These service the US and European tire markets respectively. Other research centers are located in Buchholz (Germany) and Tianjin (China).
We have a global presence across 180 countries and produce more than 68 million tyres every year and have been in Australia for over 30 years. Kumho defines itself through innovation and quality.
Alongside supporting a whole host of Motorsport events, Kumho has also developed a tyre for F1.