• Reading Your Tires:
    205/40R17
    205 = Width
    40 = Ratio
    17 = Diameter

About Kumho

Kumho Tires

In September 1960 was established Samyang Tire, the predecessor of today's Kumho Tire. In those days, the domestic automobile industry was at a primitive stage, and so were auto parts industries like the tire industry. Kumho made about 20 tires a day, depending on manual labor because of Kumho's backward technology and shortage of facilities. However, from the latter half of the '60s, Kumho acquired the KS Mark and managed to ship to East Asia for the first time. This was Kumho's starting point. Despite the 1974 oil shock and difficulties in procuring raw materials, Kumho managed to achieve remarkable growth. In 1976 Kumho became the leader in the tire sector and was listed on the Korea Stock Exchange. Songjung Plant II was added in 1977. Receiving the grand prize of the Korea Quality Control Award in 1979, Kumho sharpened its corporate image with the public. The '90s have been the runway for a takeoff into the 21st century. Kumho is refreshing its corporate culture today in order to cope with the ever-changing business environment in the world under the WTO regime and to take its place on the global forefront.