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Kumho

1960
Established KUMHO TIRES (then called Samyang Tire Co.)

1965
Maiden export to Thailand of 200 tires

1966
Acquired U.S. DOT (Department of Transportation) Mark

1974
Completed the construction of Gwangju Plant

1975
Developed Radial Tire

1976
Acquired Certification of Military Aircraft tires from the U.S.
Military Authorities acquired

1981
Established Research and Development Center in Gwangju, Korea

1984
Won Grand Prize for Productivity Improvement

1989
Completed the construction of Gokseong plant

1991
Ranked the 10th in the world tire industry

1992
Passed F.A.A. Test of the U.S. for KUMHO's commercial aircraft tire

1994
Acquired ISO - 9001 Certification

1996
Acquired ISO - 14001 Certification for Gokseong plant

1996
Acquired ISO - 14001 Certification for Gwangju plant

1998
Acuired QS 9000 certification for Gwangju and Gokseong plants

1999
Developed Run flat tire developed, 4th in the world tire industry
- Developed Automated Production Unit (APU)

2000
Developed building machine for UHP(Ultra High Performance) tires
- Became official supplier of the International Formula 3 Korea Super Prix

2001
Acquired VDA (Verband der Automobilindustrie e.V) Certification

2002
Ranked the 2nd in the Customer Satisfaction Survey by J.D. Power and Associates
- Became official supplier of the Marlboro Masters Formula 3
Developed world's first UHP 26 inch tire

2003
Ranked the 9th in the world tire industry
Established an Automated Production Unit(APU) plant in Pyungtak

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