Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI), with corporate headquarters located in Kobe, Japan, is a global manufacturer of rubber products, including medical devices, sporting goods, industrial rubber, and tires.
With a rich history dating back to 1909, SRI has been manufacturing tires and other rubber products for over 100 years. With manufacturing operations in over twenty locations throughout the world, including Japan, Brazil, and South America, SRI is dedicated to providing world class value to its customers, its people, and to the communities in which it operations. SRI will continue this tradition with the transition of the former Goodyear Dunlop Tires facility, located in Tonawanda, NY, to Sumitomo Rubber USA, LLC (SRUSA), as SRI’s North American headquarters for manufacturing and research and development.
Located alongside the Niagara River in Tonawanda, NY SRUSA’s vast 2 million square foot manufacturing facility has a long and proud history in Western, NY dating back to 1920. The transition in October 2015 to SRUSA has brought exciting prospects to the entire SRI family, as well as the local community. SRUSA’s initial 1,200 employee workforce has grown to nearly 1,300 and counting in less than two years. With over $87 million in planned investments over the next few years, SRUSA’s facility will see drastic increases in its capacity by adding 5,000 tires per day to the production count to serve the North American tire market.
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For more information on SRI’s global business, including information on its facilities worldwide and its industrial and sports products, please visit http://www.srigroup.co.jp/english/.