ERJ staff report (DS)
Seoul. Korea -- Kumho is to supply tyres for original equipment (OE) fit to the Sprinter range of Mercedes-Benz vans. The contract relates to vehicles sold in Europe, North America and Asia, and comes into force this month.
Kumho will supply its Radial 857 commercial van tyre in size 235/65R16C 115/113R for Sprinter models up to 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight manufactured at Daimler's DÃ¼sseldorf and Ludwigsfelde plants in Germany. Kumho said its 857 model is known for its, "excellent handling characteristics, durable casing and good wear performance."
The Korean tyre company began supplying tyres to Daimler in 2007 with the A-Class range. This was followed by the Viano X-CLUSIVE in 2008 and, more recently, the Actros range of rigid trucks and tractor units for the Korean market. Kumho is also a supplier to Smart.
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