June 8, 2021

DUNLOP “ENASAVE EC300+” Selected as Factory Standard Tires for the LEXUS UX300e

Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. is pleased to announce that we have begun supplying our environmentally friendly DUNLOP “ENASAVE EC300+” tires to LEXUS for use as factory standard tiresmore on their first commercial electric vehicle (EV) model: the LEXUS “UX300e.”

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May 10, 2021

Team Falken Takes First And Second At Formula Drift’s 2021 Season Opener

BRASELTON, GA – After taking first at Formula Drift’s 2020 season finale, Team Falken’s Aurimas “Odi” Bakchis picked up right where he left off, starting Formulamore Drift’s 18th season with another victory at Road Atlanta. Standing next to him on the podium was teammate Matt Field, who earned second at FD’s 1st Round of the 2021 campaign.

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March 12, 2021

FALKEN Tires Receive Top Marks in ADAC Tire Testing

 Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. is pleased to announce that our FALKEN AZENIS FK510 tires received the No. 1 overall rating in recent tire testing performed by Europe’s largestmore automotive federation: ADAC (Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club e.V. (English: General German Automobile Club)).

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February 9, 2021

Sumitomo Rubber Group to Augment Production Capacity at USA Factory~Responding to Strong Demand in the North American Market

Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. is pleased to announce that, in order to respond to increased demand driven by strong sales of our high-performance tires for SUVs and light trucks in the Northmore American market, our group has decided to invest in increasing production capacity for passenger car tires and light truck tires at our factory in the United States. With a planned investment of 96 Million USD (Approx. 10.1 Billion JPY*), this capacity increase will see the factory’s daily maximum output in these tire categories increase from the current 6,500 tires per day to 12,000 tires per day by the end of 2023. At the same time, in response to increasing sales of truck and bus tires in North America, we have also decided to invest 26 Million USD (Approx. 2.7 Billion JPY*) to increase production capacity in these categories at our USA Factory from the current 1,750 tires per day to 2,300 tires per day by the end of 2024. All told, we are planning to invest a total of 122 Million USD (Approx. 12.8 Billion JPY*) in order to augment production capacity and improve overall productivity at our factory in the United States over the coming years.

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February 9, 2021

Falken Tires Returns As Official Light Truck Tire Of American Flat Track

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA – Falken Tires, a subsidiary of Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd., will continue as the Official Light Truck sponsor of the popular Progressive American Flat Track (AFT)more race series for the second consecutive year. The tire brand is well known for its aggressive high-performance tires designed for all types of vehicles sold in North America, especially its Wildpeak line which has developed a strong following among owners of light trucks and SUVs.

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February 3, 2021

Falken Tires Commits To Again Search For The Ultimate Street Car Through Its Sponsorship In 2021

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA – Recognizing that grassroots motorsports consistently appeals to automotive enthusiasts throughout North America, Falken Tires, a subsidiary of Sumitomo Rubber Industries,more Ltd., will return in 2021 for its seventh year as a sponsor to the Ultimate Street Car Association series, best known as “Optima’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car.”

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January 29, 2021

Falken Tires Prepares For 2021 Off-Road Racing Season With Aggressive Complement Of Teams

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA – Coming off a strong 2020 off-road season that saw Falken Tires and its drivers earn significant victories and national championships, the tire brand is further ramping upmore its driver ranks for 2021 in its goal to aggressively compete in Ultra4 Racing and its impending King of the Hammers week-long calendar of events. Falken Tires’ new Supervisor of Light Truck and Off-Road Events Doug Fletcher expressed his excitement about Falken’s race program for this year: “We’ve got a great mix of Falken and off-road veterans as well as several new drivers who will join our team this year, starting with Josh Atteberry, who will compete in both the 4600 Class and Class 11.”

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December 14, 2020

FALKEN AZENIS FK001 A/S Selected as Factory Standard Tires for Toyota’s New Model “MIRAI”

Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. is pleased to announce that we have begun supplying our high-performance FALKEN “AZENIS FK001 A/S” tires to Toyota Motor Corporation for use as factorymore standard tires on their new model “MIRAI” fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) for the North American market, which went on sale this December.

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November 26, 2020

DUNLOP to Continue Supplying One-Make Tires for Moto2 & Moto3 Classes at FIM Road Racing Grand Prix World Championship Through 2023

Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. is pleased to announce that we will continue supplying one-make tires under our world-renowned DUNLOP brand for the Moto2 and Moto3 Classes at the FIM Road Racingmore Grand Prix World Championship, which ranks among the world’s premier motorcycle racing tournaments, through 2023.

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