Tyres from South Korea are very popular among customers and have received a lot of positive reviews from the wider industry as well. One of the brands particularly appreciated by drivers is Kumho. This is due to their design, which enables good driving under different conditions, while at the same time allowing good prices (the brand ranks in the middle market segment). If you are looking for this type of tyre, Kumho has on offer should interest you.
It is worth noting that Kumho tyres are appreciated not only by customers, but also by car manufacturers. The company supplies original equipment to the largest Korean brands (Hyundai, Kia and SsangYong) and many popular car models from outside Asia, such as the Volkswagen Polo, Mercedes-Benz A-class and Vauxhall Antara.
Kumho strongly focuses on the innovativeness of its tyres. It is one of the first manufacturers (the fourth, to be precise) to introduce run-flat tyres and section-height profile 20 models. The brand's involvement in the development of its tyres is also evident in the world of motorsport. The company has exclusive rights to supply tyres for the Formula 3 European Series, the most powerful Formula 3 series in the world. This year, the Kumho Team also won the LMP2 class in the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans race.
The company was founded in 1960. In 1973, it teamed up with Uniroyal with the aim of creating radial tyres.
Kumho, as a brand name was created in 1978. The company was previously called Samyang.
The name Kumho means "clear lake" in Korean.
At Kumho’s first factory, in Yangdong, the production capacity was very modest. Its workers were initially able to meet requirements for 20 tyres a day.
In addition to tyres, Kumho specialises in the production of golf balls and owns Asiana Airlines.
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