Crain News Service report
LONDON (June 23, 2015) — South Korea's Kumho Tire Co. Inc. has begun applying radio-frequency identification (RFID) system tags on “half-finished” tires since June 16.
“We are now using an IoT-based (Internet-of-Things) production and distribution integrated management system to apply RFID system on our half-finished products,” the tire maker said, claiming this is a world-first in the industry.
Kumho said it had started fitting RFID tags on complete bus and truck tires manufactured in its Gwangju and Gokseong sites in South Korea and for original equipment tires in 2013. The tags have been fitted on complete passenger tires since late last year.