[WorldKings - World Almanac Event 2022] 78th year anniversary of the establishment of Kia Motors Corporation (December 11, 1944 – December 11, 2022)

11-12-2022

(Worldkings.org) Kia was founded in December 1944 as Kyungsung Precision Industry, a manufacturer of steel tubing and bicycle parts, eventually producing Korea's first domestic bicycle, the Samchully, in 1951.

 

 

Kia Motors Corporation, commonly known as Kia Motors is a South Korean multinational automotive manufacturer headquartered in Seoul. It is South Korea's second-largest automobile manufacturer following after parent company Hyundai Motor Company, with sales of over 2.8 million vehicles in 2019. 

Kia was founded in December 1944 as Kyungsung Precision Industry, a manufacturer of steel tubing and bicycle parts, eventually producing Korea's first domestic bicycle, the Samchully, in 1951. In 1952, Kyungsung Precision Industry changed its name to Kia Industries, and later built Honda-licensed small motorcycles (starting in 1957) and Mazda-licensed trucks (1962) and cars (1974).

 

 

As of December 2015, the Kia Motor corporation is minority owned by Hyundai, which owns a 33.88% stake valued at just over US$6 billion. Kia in turn is a minority owner of more than twenty Hyundai subsidiaries ranging from 4.9% up to 45.37%, totaling more than US$8.3 billion.

Other Events:

- Celebrating the 76th Anniversary of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) (December 11, 1946 - December 11, 2021)

- Celebrating the 99th birthday of Mrs. Lillian Cahn, co-founder of High-end Fashion Company Tapestry, Inc (December 11, 1923 - December 11, 2021)

According to en.wikipedia


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