SEOUL, South Korea (March 17, 2010)—Kumho Tire Co. Ltd. said it has won a contract to supply tires for original equipment fitment for the Sprinter line of Mercedes-Benz vans.
The contract covers vehicles sold in North America, Europe and Asia, and begins this month.
Kumho will supply its Radial 857 commercial van tire in size 235/65R16C 115/113R for Sprinter models up to 3.5 metric tons gross vehicle weight manufactured at Daimler plants in Dusseldorf and Ludwigsfelde, Germany. Kumho said its 857 model is known for its “excellent handling characteristics, durable casing and good wear performance.”
The tire company began supplying tires to Daimler in 2007 with the A-Class range. This was followed by the Viano X-CLUSIVE in 2008 and, more recently, the Actros range of rigid trucks and tractor units for the South Korean market. Kumho is also a supplier to Smart.