Kumho opens tyre plant in S. Korea

From Rubber & Plastics News

Seoul-Kumho Tire Co. Inc. has opened a tyre plant in the port city of Pyeongtaek, South Korea. The 426 100-sq.-ft. factory cost $84 million to build, and has an initial capacity of 6,000 tyres a day, or 2 million a year, Kumho said. The facility is equipped with an automated production system that integrates up to nine manufacturing steps that reduce labour, raise productivity and increase flexibility.

The firm’s automated production unit concept combines tire making steps such as…

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