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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.”

Read More

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.”

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

November 16, 2020

Falken Tires Selected As Original Equipment Supplier To All-New 2021 Toyota Sienna

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA – Falken Tires, a subsidiary of Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd., has been selected as a supplier to Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A.’s 2021 Sienna, providing its Falkenmore ZIEX ZE001A All-Season tire, sized 235/65R17 103T. The new 2021 Toyota Sienna, designed, engineered and assembled in America, will be available in Toyota showrooms starting late 2020 or early 2021, according to Toyota. Falken Tires will manufacture its product in Buffalo, New York, the company’s first original equipment tire produced at this factory.

Read More

October 29, 2020

FALKEN Tires Selected as an Original Equiptment Supplier For All-New 2021 Nissan Rogue

Sumitomo Rubber North America, Inc., Sumitomo Rubber Group's American sales company, has been selected as an official tire supplier for front-wheel-drive models of the redesigned 2021 Nissan Roguemore crossover.

Read More

February 21, 2020

FALKEN tires for the Audi A1 citycarver

Falken Tyre Europe GmbH, Sumitomo Rubber Group's European sales company is pleased to announce the FALKEN ultra-high-performance tire and test favorite AZENIS FK510A has equipped the new model ofmore Audi's A1 Series: Audi A1 citycarver with tires in the dimension 205/55R17 at factories. Since autumn 2018, the compact SUV Audi Q3 has been commercially available, it also being equipped with FALKEN summer tires at factories.

Read More

Proud Manufacturers of …