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Doublestar signs deal to gain control of Kumho

China’s Doublestar Group and its subsidiary Xingwei Korea have signed contract to acquire a 45 per cent stake in Kumho through a €492 million private equity placement. Doublestar has therefore become Kumho’s ultimate controlling shareholder. The agreement has been signed with Kumho and its creditor representative Korea Development Bank. Kumho Tire manufactures a full range of tyres under the Kumho and

Kumho Solus HA31 delivers all year round

If you want a tyre that delivers reliability in all weather conditions, the SOLUS HA31 delivers performance every time, according to tyre manufacturer Kumho. The vast majority of new specification cars are delivered on what are classed as Summer tyres, which provide these vehicles with optimum performance for most of a typical year – in

Kumho Crugen HP91 now OE on BMW X3

BMW has elected to make the Kumho Crugen HP91 standard fit on the latest generation of its popular X3 model. Kumho tyres are already fitted to examples of BMW’s 1, 2 and 3 Series cars and the Munich-based motor manufacturer has now decided the HP91 is the right product for its mid-size SUV. The 245/50

Purcell wins opening round of Valvoline National Forestry Rally Championship

Waterford driver Andrew Purcell and his Cork co-driver Mark Wiley headed a Ford Fiesta 1-2-3 result in the opening round of the Valvoline National Forestry Rally Championship, the Carrick-on-Suir MC Willie Loughman Memorial event. The Kumho Tire sponsored duo took full advantage of defending forestry champion Josh Moffett’s woes, when the Monaghan driver’s Fiesta suffered

Kumho appoints new European President

Kumho Tire has appointed Changrin Suk, 59, as its new European President, and he assumes responsibility for the company’s European tyre business with immediate effect. Suk has amassed many years of international experience from senior positions within Korean companies. He spent more than 20 years at Samsung Electronics and seven at Nexen Tire. As CEO

Kumho to under go restructure

Korean tyre maker, Kumho is set to under go a reconstruction, merger and acquisition, after its main creditor, the Korea Development Bank (KDB) confirmed on Wednesday, January 3, that it has set up three task forces to handle the restructure. The state-run bank and several other creditors had planned to come up with measures to

Kumho covers all bases

Kumho is covering covers all bases with its latest trio of high performance tyres. ECSTA PS91 The PS91 is Kumho’s optimum high-performance road product, that’s achieving a good level of sales in the UK market. Squarely aimed at supercars and such ultra-quick passenger saloons as BMW M cars, Mercedes-Benz AMG models and Audi RS ones,

Portran KC53 – Kumho’s latest LCV tyre offering

  The recently introduced Kumho KC53 is primarily designed for the latest generation of large commercial vans and is gradually superseding the long-serving 857 in popular 15” and 16” sizes. The heavy-duty KC53 boasts a wide tread and stable block pattern ensuring outstanding dry handling, even in maximum load conditions. Broad cross-grooves provide precise steering

Kumho-shod McCarthy enjoys strong season

County Derry-born Marty McCormack is enjoying a notably strong season in the Prestone MSA British Rally Championship and, with a typically skilful showing and trouble-free run in the last remaining round, could well achieve a well-deserved podium finish in this hard-fought series.

Kumho truck tyre division goes from strength to strength

Kumho continues to reap the benefit of its return to the truck tyre market and is achieving rapidly growing sales courtesy of some very well accepted new products. KRS50 The extra-load, Euro 6 compliant KRS50 regional steer pattern became available in 295/80 size last year and, according to the man spearheading the company’s CV tyre

Kumho shod cars perform well

Kumho shod cars turned in some great results at the recent Fuchs Lubricants RAC Historic Asphalt Championship, with David Kynaston in his TR7 V8, finishing 8th overall and 1st in class, as well as Guy Woodcock/David Williams finishing 7th overall and 3rd in class in their Ford Escort. For the first time this season, the Mintex MSA British Historic