Gwangju reluctant for Kumho Tire factory relocation to Bitgreen Complex
Relocation of Kumho Tire’s Gwangju factory from the current Songjeong site to the Bitgreen Industrial Complex is unlikely to be realized.
While answering to Councilor Kim Ik Joo’s question in an administrative policy question session, a Gwangju City official said the Bitgreen Industrial Complex does not have enough space to accommodate the Kumho manufacturing line.
According to the official, the Kumho facility requires 420,000㎡ for factory space while the Bitgreen Complex has only 160,000㎡ un-leased.
Reportedly, the City plans to conduct a feasibility study on the new industrial complex development and include the Kumho factory relocation in the study.