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Relationship Between Kumho Tires And Asiana  
User currently offlineCoal From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2113 posts, RR: 10
Posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1865 times:

I'm sitting at the Star Alliance lounge in SGN and look outside, far away, I can see a billboard that says "Kumho Tires Asiana" and it has the new OZ red arrow logo.

What is the relationship between the two?

Cheers
Coal


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User currently offlineAirevents From Germany, joined Jan 2002, 890 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1851 times:

Asiana is owned by the Kumho group. As simple as that.


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User currently offlineBrenintw From Taiwan, joined Jul 2006, 1710 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1848 times:

They're both part of the same group: Kumho Asiana.

In other news, Kumho Tires will be selling commercial aircraft tires ... and Asiana is the first customer.

See: http://www.kumhousa.com/pressrelease.do?newsId=201



I'm tired of the A vs. B sniping. Neither make planes that shed wings randomly!
User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1777 times:



Quoting Airevents (Reply 1):
Asiana is owned by the Kumho group.

It is actually called a Chaebol, and its a type of very powerful, multi-layered, multi-facetted, often very diverse monolith, similar to the very large Japanese trading houses, which are called Keiretsu I think. They used to be called Zaibatsu, but were dismantled after WWII by the Allies.

They are very diverse and are often led by banks or financial houses - for example - the Sumitomo Keiretsu is led by Sumitomo Commercial Bank, which are are major client of ours, and we do loads with them on the shipping side of things.

Aside from the bank, trading department, commodities traders and brokers, they also include Asahi Brewery, Mazda, NEC Electronics and a number of the large train operators within Japan.

Going back to Korea, the largest Chaebol is Hyundai, but Samsung are absolutely vast as well. Another huge one is Hanjin which includes Korean Air, KAL Cargo, all the KE operations companies, Hanjin Shipping and all its many supprt services and logistics/forwarding companies, and the Meritz Investment bank.



What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
User currently offlineB747-4U3 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2002, 991 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1697 times:



Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 3):
Going back to Korea, the largest Chaebol is Hyundai, but Samsung

Just to elaborate, Hyundai are well known for their cars. They are also the world's largest ship-builder and I believe they have a large property development arm, department stores and build semi-conductors as well. Samsung is best known for its consumer electronics. They also make trucks are the world's 2nd largest ship-builder, a major construction company and also have activities in the financial sector.


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