PUSAN, South Korea (Sept. 26)—Kumho Industrial Co. Inc. plans to open a technical center in China, President Hyung-In Shin told attendees of the International Tire Exhibition and Conference/Asia in Pusan. It also is seeking technical assistance to help develop intelligent tires, he said. The firm wants to change its image as a global enterprise through aggressive technology development by adding a center in China, Shin said. Kumho did not release any further details. Shin said the firm is open to working with any of the major tire makers on intelligent tires.