Cooper, Federal, Kumho, Yokohama earn ‘Good Design’ awards

CHICAGO — The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design has selected products from Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Federal Corp., Kumho Tire Co. Inc. and Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. for “Good Design” awards for design excellence.

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Kumho Backs Humane Society

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Kumho Tire Canada ha announced the sponsorship of the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society.

Kumho Tire Canada’s “Rescue, Save, Love with Kumho Tire 2020” annual campaign supports the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society.

With this campaign, Kumho Tire Canada will donate part of their profits from sales of the CRUGEN HT51, SOLUS HA31, and Road Venture AT51 tires to help animals in need.

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Kumho gains two further Good Design awards

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In recent years, the products of Korean tyre producer Kumho Tire have received a number of iF, Red Dot, IDEA and Good Design awards. Now the company has added two more Good Design awards into its already bulging trophy cabinet. The patterns recognised on this occasion are both passenger car products – the Majesty 9 Solus TA91 and ECSTA PA51.

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RoadVenture MT71 highlights Kumho’s evolution

MOAB, Utah — Kumho Tire U.S.A.’s MT71 is one end of a new “simplified” tire lineup aimed at covering more of the market while easing consumer decisions and improving inventory needs of dealers.

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2019 Kumho Tire Dealer Meeting: Plans to Consolidate Tire Lines, Expand Sports Partnerships

Amid walls of red rocks hundreds of feet high and a peaceful Colorado River flowing behind them, about three dozen Kumho Tire USA dealers, wholesalers and distributors were invited to the Sorrel River Ranch Resort and Spa near Moab, Utah, to hear business updates during the company’s annual dealer meeting held Nov. 13-15. In addition, guests were introduced to Kumho’s new Road Venture MT71 tire – which will be available Jan. 1, 2020 – as part of the company’s first-ever tire launch event.

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Kumho synergies & new growth: Doublestar benefitting from acquisitions

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It was a difficult birth. As regular visitors to this site are well aware, Qingdao Doublestar Co Ltd.’s acquisition of Kumho Tire was punctuated by more than its share of complications: Threats of mass resignations, bickering over brand name use and questions about financing all belonged to the experience.

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Kumho promotes Yong-Sik Shin to head of America Business Division

ATLANTA—Kumho has promoted Yong-Sik Shin to a newly created role as head of its America Business Division, overseeing the company’s three main businesses in North America.

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Kumho European Technical Centre under new leadership

At the beginning of June, 50-year-old Matthias Bode (above) took over as head of Kumho’s European Technical Centre (KETC) in Mörfelden-Walldorf, Germany. He is responsible for the development of all Kumho products for the European original equipment and replacement tire markets, and reports to M J Lee, senior vice president at the company’s global R&D center in Korea.

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Kumho’s Jong-Hoon Baek elected president of the IISRP

SEATTLE— Jong-Hoon Baek, an executive vice president for Kumho Petrochemicals, was elected president of the International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers for 2019-20.He will succeed Brian Chapman, who will become the institute’s past–president international.

Baek, who was elected at the association’s 60th annual general meeting on May 15, has a range of experience in the polymer industry from roles he has had in technical, marketing and sales areas, in addition to senior management positions he has held.

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Kumho Tire names new boss for Germany

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Effective 1 May, Woongchul Shin has taken on the role of general manager at Kumho Tire Europe, and as such is responsible for Kumho’s business in the German market. He succeeds Namwook Jung, who has relocated to Milan to head the Kumho Tyre Italia operation.

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