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Kumho R&D center opens

Kumho Tire’s new R&D center in Yongin City, Seoul is now open. The facility covers an area of 34,873m2 with total floor space of 22,823m2. This space is shared between a research building and a testing facility. Approximately 600 experts from Korea and abroad will have access to industry-leading supercomputers, cutting-edge physical testing equipment, chemical and instrumental analysis equipment and performance research equipment.

The center will serve as the central control tower of a global R&D network comprising Kumho Tire American Technical Center in Akron, Ohio, USA, Kumho Tire Europe Technical Centre in Frankfurt, Germany, Kumho Tire China Technical Centre in Tianjin, China, and Kumho Tire Performance Center in Gwangju, Korea. It will be in charge of all basic research and product development.

Kumho’s existing Gwangju R&D Center has been transformed into a performance center for evaluation and quality monitoring of finished products, completing a two-track system to maximize R&D capabilities.

"The most sure way of becoming a global tire company is to secure world-class technical prowess. The company will continue to strive to improve its competitive power with expansion of overseas factories and increasing OE supplies to overseas automobile makers, with the completion of the new R&D Center,” commented Kumho Tire's CEO Kim Chang-Kyu.
 


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