Welcome to Kumho Tyre, one of Australia’s leading tyre brands.
Kumho Tyre is part of the Kumho Asiana Group – the 7th largest company in Korea. As well as its namesakes – Kumho Tyre and Asiana Airlines – the Group also leads the way in diverse areas such as chemicals and construction. Kumho Asiana draws on its vast experience to develop the best products and deliver real value to its stakeholders.
Kumho Tyre was established in 1960, and is now ranked as one of the top ten tyre companies in the world. We have a global presence across 180 countries and produce more than 68 million tyres every year.
Kumho defines itself through innovation and quality. Research and Development centres are spread across three continents, with facilities in Korea, China, UK and the USA enabling Kumho to lead the world with the latest in tyre technology, safety and performance.
Kumho has been selling tyres in Australia for over 30 years. We employ more than 100 staff, and have expanded over time through carefully managed growth and development. Over 1.3 million tyres are distributed annually from our five warehouses.
Kumho Tyre Sales Network and Distribution
They say that when it comes to sales, you’re only as good as your distribution network. At Kumho Tyre, we have invested in a highly effective national distribution network – spreading right across the country. At any one time, we have over 300,000 tyres ready to go in warehouses throughout all major capital cities on mainland Australia. Our $10 million state-of-the-art distribution centre in western Sydney holds 100,000 tyres alone!
This distribution network supplies the best tyre retailers in the country, including K-Mart Tyre & Auto Service and Tyrepower, as well as our own group of specialist independent Kumho Tyre Platinum Dealers and Master Dealers.
The Platinum Dealer and Master Dealers program was created to showcase Kumho’s quality product line of passenger car, SUV, 4×4, and commercial vehicle tyres in contemporary customer centred locations.
In store, we provide detailed information on the full range of Kumho Tyre products – helping drivers to find the best tyres to suit their car and driving requirements. All of our tyre dealers have been thoroughly trained through the Kumho Academy, enabling them to give you reliable advice on which of our tyres will bring out the best in your vehicle.
Contribution to society
To make a difference in the Australian community, Kumho thinks globally and acts locally. Our commitment to local causes has seen substantial contributions that have a positive effect on many lives.
One such action is our support of the McGrath Foundation, donating $100,000 annually to assist in breast cancer awareness and the provision of breast cancer nurses in Australia’s under-resourced rural areas. Our annual “Pink Fitters Day” sees over 2,000 tyre dealers wearing pink to raise thousands of dollars.
Tyre Product & Innovation
Whether you drive a passenger car, performance, prestige, 4×4, SUV, light commercial or heavy truck, we have the tyre for you. Kumho produces a wide range of tyre products to fit almost any vehicle and specialist applications. We even make tyres for mining vehicles and aircraft!
The quality of our range has been recognised the world over, with Kumho products winning awards for excellence in Europe, Asia and right here in Australia.
We are always striving to create the best product possible, and at Kumho, this means reducing the impact of cars on the environment. Our “Eco-Wing” is our new range of environmentally friendly tyres. Their ‘nano’ compound technology provides lower rolling resistance and road friction, boosting fuel efficiency by up to 10% and reducing CO2 emissions. Their long tread life also reduces the rate of tyre disposal, meaning less bald tyres in landfill.
Kumho Tyre is the first choice for millions of car owners across the globe. And there can be no better recommendation that being first choice in the factory. In this regard, the trust in Kumho Tyres runs deep. Our tyres are fitted as factory standard on many famous car brands including Holden, Hyundai, Kia, Mitsubishi, Ford, BMW and Mercedes Benz.
It is all about finding great partners in business. And Kumho Tyre has always aligned itself with excellence.
Kumho has an involvement in sporting codes as part of our brand awareness campaigns. From a global perspective, Kumho Tyres is aligned with NBA basketball league and D-league and locally Australian PGA championship.
From green light to checkered flag, Kumho is proud to be closely aligned with Australian motor racing.
We are the principal tyre partner of the Kumho Tyre V8 Touring car series and also have a long-standing relationship with the Australian Prototype Series and the Aussie Car Racing. These partnerships enable Kumho to give something back to the racing community, while also allowing us to further develop our tyres for these demanding motorsport conditions.