ERJ staff report (DS)
Seoul, Korea -- Kumho Tires recently marked its 50th anniversary with celebratory events in the South Korean capital, Seoul, and at its factory in Gwang-ju. The company now has daily production rising from 20 tyres at its founding in 1960, to 180,000 (or 65 million per annum) units from eight plants spread between Korea, China and Vietnam.
Speaking at the Gwang-ju celebration event earlier this month, Jong-Ho Kim, the company's CEO said, â€œWe should look back with pride at our achievements to date and, based upon this, look positively towards the future and the successful accomplishment of the next 50 years.â€ He went on to thank employees of all levels for their contribution in making Kumho the truly global tyre supplier it has become.
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Press release from Kumho