Kumho sets sights on being No. 5 tyre maker by 2015

Cancun, Mexico — Kumho Tire Co. Inc. plans to pass five companies to become the fifth largest tyre maker worldwide by 2015, executives told dealers during the firm´s annual dealer meeting in Cancun.

The goal would require Kumho — now ranked 10th globally — to outsell Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Hankook Tire Co. Ltd., Yokohama Rubber Co., Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. and Pirelli & C. SpA.

"We must take our company and brand to a new level," said Dave Hudrlik, vice president of sales for Kumho…

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