Michelin remains the world’s most valuable and strongest tire brand with a brand value of US$7.1 billion and a BSI score of 86.2 out of 100. Michelin is by far the strongest brand in the tire segment with an advantage of 9 BSI points over the second strongest brand in the industry, Bridgestone (up 1% to US$7.0 billion). Michelin is the thought leader in the industry, its product diversification into punctureless tires with its Uptis prototype and association with premium events and excellent performance, have helped the brand maintain its strength and status
KOBE, Japan — Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd.’s operating profit for the quarter ended March 31 fell 54.1% to $25.3 million on 9.7% lower sales as the company dealt with the global economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sverige Airless Tires Market Revenue to Cross USD 45 Million by 2026: Global Market Insights, Inc. Latin American airless tires market is likely to witness a growth of around 5% during the forecast timeframe, owing to favorable trade policies, along with foreign direct investment inflows in the region.
Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) and Ibaraki University, Japan, have pioneered a technique to accurately observe individual compounds in a tire’s structure, to help with future tire development.
Through the use of a newly designed particle beam microscope developed at Ibaraki University, a team of researchers and engineers has been able to observe and analyze individual materials in a tire’s compound for the first time.
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. — Sumitomo Rubber North America is planning to raise prices on select Falken-brand tire lines.
Kobe, Japan – Sumitomo Rubber Industries and Japan’s Ibaraki University have jointly developed a new technique for selectively observing any of the various materials in tire rubber.
Using a new particle beam microscope developed by Ibaraki University, the “groundbreaking technique” makes it possible to evaluate the rubber that is used in mass-produced tires rather than processed test samples, said Sumitomo 23 Jan.
After considering a number of factors, such as a changing business environment as well as growing awareness of human rights and environmental considerations, Sumitomo Rubber Group has established its own local organisation for procuring natural rubber. It has done so via its member company Sumitomo Rubber Industries, which this month set up Sumitomo Rubber Singapore Pte. Ltd. This entity, located in the world’s largest natural rubber trading hub, will commence operations in April.
Sumitomo Rubber Europe (SREU) has established a new winter test track in Arnemark, Sweden where the company will evaluate its Falken-branded winter products.
The facility, which opened on December 16, 2019, comprises two groomed snow areas, each approximately 15,000m2 , two 1,600m snow handling courses and a 600m ice handling track.
WASHINGTON — Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. is recalling 2,286 passenger tires sold in the U.S. earlier this year under the Goodyear, Dunlop and Falken brand names because of possible tread separation issues.
Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. has developed a new technology that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to estimate the properties of the rubber used in its tyres and also detect the structural changes that occur during use. It calls this technology ‘Tyre Leap AI Analysis’.