ERJ staff report (DS)
Tianjin, China - A delegation from the CRIA visited Kumho's factory in Tianjin which was the subject last year of a scandal due to the use of excessive amounts of recycled rubber.
Kumho management made a series of presentations demonstrating that they had learned their lessons from the experience and the incident would not be repeated. They said how Kumho is re-inventing itself in China and attempting to re-build trust with Chinese consumers.
Kumho also showed off its technology centre to the visiting delegation where Kumho showed its latest products, including run-flat tyres; aircraft tyres and high performance car tyres. Kumho also showed some novelty products such as tyres designed to create coloured smoke during burnouts and tyres containing new smells. Kumho's R&D centre in Tianjin is second only in size to the Tech centre in Korea.
The plant came on stream in 2006 and has capacity for 10.5 million units/year. Exports make up te majority of this; Europe alone takes 46 percent of factory output.
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News story from CRIA (Chinese language)
Above story auto-translated (from Chinese language)