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Brief Overview of Kenda Tire
Kenda tire was established in 1962 in Yualin, Taiwan to produce bicycle tires and went on to produce motorcycle tires after eight short years. Lawn and garden tires followed and trailer tires came a little while after.
In 1985, manufacturing moved to a new facility in Yun-Lin, Taiwan, and the company was listed on the Taiwan stock exchange in the same year. Driven by the positive growth, a factory was established in Shenzhen, China, in 1990 and the company expanded to USA a year after. In 1992, Kenda got into a joint venture with oil giant, Total.
Expanding Across China and Europe
In 1994, a second factory in Kunshan, China, and the American Tire and Wheel Company were established in the same year. The first factory in Vietnam was established in 1997 in Ho Chi Min. A a year later, the company acquired Monitor Manufacturing and Martin Wheel Company. Kenda would go on to open a second factory in Kunshan, China in 1999 and introduce Passenger Car Radial tires in 2001. This is the same year that the company acquired Dextar Wheel Company. A joint venture was forged between Kenda and Cooper Tire in Kunshan, China, in 2004 and a second factory established in Shenzhen, China.
On its 50th anniversary in 2012, the company ventured into Europe, forming Kenda Europe in Germany. Kenda American Technical Center was established in 2014, and European Technical Center in Germany was established in 2015.
Other factories were established in Vietnam and Indonesia in the following years and in 2017, it acquired the Danish company, STARCO. The company’s impressive growth from its humble beginning to a global company within a relatively short period of fifty years is pegged on consistently offering high quality products and world-class research and development which has lead to introduction of technologies like K-ARMOR, which offers a rolling resistance and improved puncture protection. Today, the company offers a wide variety of tires for different categories of vehicles ranging from wheelchairs to bicycles including passenger cars and motorsport.