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Kumho begins production in Tianjin

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Kumho Tire Co. has started building tires at its plant in Tianjin, China.

The factory is expected to build more than five million tires a year, according to the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area.

"In 2007, the company will increase investment to $370 million (U.S.) in order to meet a predicted production level of 10.4 million tires."

Kumho has another tire plant in Nanjing, China. The Tianjin factory is operated by Kumho subsidiary Kumho Tires (Tianjin) Co. Ltd.

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