BUFFALO, N.Y. — Dunlop Motorcycle Tires, a subsidiary of Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd., has added the MX53, designed for intermediate-to-hard terrain off-road riding, to its Geomax motorcycle tire portfolio.
Japan’s Bridgestone Corp. retained the title of world’s largest tire maker for the 11th straight year, edging out France’s Group Michelin again.
South Korea tyremaker Nexen Tire has appointed Michael Haupt as the head of ‘Premium OE’ business sector at the recently-opened Nexen Central Research Institute (Nexen univerCITY). He was former tyre development specialist at Porsche. Haupt will be responsible for creating premium tyres for OEM customers.
Seoul – Nexen Tire will hold an official opening ceremony for its new Europe manufacturing plant in Zatec, the Czech Republic, on 28 Aug, the South Korean tire maker has announced.
Petr Očko, the Czech deputy minister of industry and trade; Byung-Joong Kang, the chairman and Travis Kang, the global CEO of Nexen Tire will attend the ceremony, Nexen said…
ZATEC, Czech Republic—The start of production this year at Nexen’s $1 billion plant in Zatec is a big part of the Korean company’s “New Wave for the Future” global expansion strategy.
SRI cited the negative impact of foreign exchange rates, increased fixed costs and expenses, and higher prices of raw materials — particularly petroleum-based ones — for the earnings decline.
Tokyo – Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI), in collaboration with Professor Hiroshi Tani of Kansai University, has developed a new technology to generate electric power from the rotation of a tire.
The process involves installing a power generating device (energy harvester) inside a tire to convert static electricity occurring within a tire into clean energy, said the Japanese tire & rubber company in a 23 July statement.
The aim is to get a step ahead of the competition and offer tires targeted at a market segment that to date, according to Falken, is underserved by the tire industry.
Maebashi, Japan – Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. (SRI) has started a joint research project with the aim of developing tire-related services for ‘level 4’ fully-automated vehicles in Japan.
The partnership is with Gunma University Centre of Research on Adoption of NextGen Transportation Systems (CRANTS), which is working on self-driving vehicles in collaboration with the Japanese private sector.
FAZENDA, Brazil—Sumitomo Rubber Industries’ Brazilian subsidiary has initiated production of truck and bus tires at its plant in Fazenda following a $133 million, three-year expansion project.