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Kumho information

Kumho Tires is a Korean company that was founded 50 years ago.

Its headquarters are in Seoul.


Important dates:

1960: truck tyre manufacturing company founded under the Samyang brand.

1963:  manufacturing of the company’s first car tyres.

1990: research unit set up in the US.

1996:  building of a factory in China.

Since the 2000’s, the Kumho tyre brand has been increasing its market share internationally.

In addition to tyres for cars, vans, and 4x4s, Kumho manufactures tyres for trucks and earthmover vehicles.

Competition / sports sponsorship

Motor racing

  • In 2002, Kumho Tires won a 10-year contract to officially sponsor “Masters F3”.
  • Kumho is also the official tyre supplier to Formula 3 Euro Series.