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Kumho Tire opens first US tyre plant

Kumho Tire opens first US tyre plant

Kumho Tire opened its first US manufacturing plant in Macon, Georgia to enhance its presence in the North American market, according to a media report.

Kumho Tire investment $450 million for the plant, which will churn out large tyres for passenger cars and ultrahigh performance tyres, of which 80% are expected to be sold to global automakers in North America, reported Korea Herald.

The plant, equipped with latest technology, has an annual capacity of 4 million tyres that will scale up to 10 million tyres a year.

Quoting the company chairman Park, Korea Herald, said, “We believed a production base on this crucial continent is a must if we are to significantly expand our presence in the market in our bid to become a top tyre manufacturer.”

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