Sumitomo aims ‘to grow with whole of market’

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Tire Business talked with Darren Thomas, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Falken Tire Corp., a unit of Sumitomo Rubber North America Inc., about his thoughts on the tire industry and how his company is performing heading into the second half of the year.

 

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Future Tire: Q&A Sumitomo Rubber Europe boss

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In this Q&A, Dr. Bernd Lowenhaupt, managing director, Sumitomo Rubber Europe, gives his views on the development of new technologies within the tire industry:

ERJ: Please identify one significant development in the tire industry in the last 2-3 years and explain its importance.

BL: The most important development was the introduction of A/A rated tire and the next step will be creating a tire with better than ‘A’ performance in rolling resistance. To reach the stringent targets for CO2 emissions…

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Falken to exhibit 3 new tyres at The Tire Cologne

Falken Tyre will launch three new tyre models for three distinct applications from its stand (Hall 7, Area A) at The Tire Cologne (29 May – 1 June). The new tyres are the Euroall Season AS210 car tyre, the Euroall Season VAN11 for light trucks and vans, and the Wildpeak M/T01 4×4 tyre for off-road use.

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Falken Tire selected as original equipment for 2019 Volkswagen Jetta

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Falken Tires has been selected as original equipment supplier to the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta, providing fitments for both 16-inch as well as 17-inch with its Sincera SN250A All-Season tire. Sizes include 205/60R16 92H and 205/55R17 91H.

Falken began production in late March 2018 at parent company’s Sumitomo Rubber’s Thailand plant. Markets served for the new Jetta equipped with Falken-branded tires include all of North America, with 16-inch tires available this June.

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USTMA honors 6 tire makers for safety achievements

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Assocations has honored six of its member companies with 20 Safety and Health Improvement Program awards.

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Bibendum Builds Momentum As Michelin Becomes World’s Most Valuable Tire Brand

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Michelin has become the world’s most valuable tire brand following 30 percent brand value growth to $7.9 billion over the past year according to the latest Brand Finance report. It overtook Bridgestone (down 6 percent to $7 billion), which slipped from first to second place in the annual Brand Finance Tyres 10 ranking.

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Kuraray’s liquid rubber enhances ice grip

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TOKYO — Specialty chemicals producer Kuraray Co. Ltd. has developed a reactive liquid rubber that it claims can be used in tread compounds to enhance the ice-grip performance of winter tires.

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New Sailun, Sumitomo Truck Tires at MATS

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The Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) kicks off March 22 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville where Sailun and Sumitomo products, including the brand’s SmartWay Verified tires, will be on display.

TBC Brands, one of the largest distributors of private brand tires in North America, said that attendees will have a chance to win a choice of premium Sumitomo or Sailun steer, drive or trailer tires through the Commercial Truck Tire Giveaway by registering at the Sumitomo and Sailun booth (#14200).

“We are excited to, once again, participate at MATS and have the opportunity to highlight and unveil even …

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Sumitomo Rubber to make Sumitomo-brand truck tires at New York plant

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TONAWANDA, N.Y.—Sumitomo Rubber North America Inc. is preparing to start production of Sumitomo-brand medium truck tires at its plant in Tonawanda.

SRNA will start with Sumitomo’s premium SmartWay-verified ST788 SE steer, ST948 SE drive and ST719 SE all-position tires, according to TBC.

Sumitomo Rubber, by contrast, goes to market in North America with the Falken and Ohtsu brands.

The three tires to be produced at the Tonawanda plant feature Sumitomo’s latest developments. These include the company’s 4D Nano Design technology, Aaron Murphy, vice president of commercial truck tire sales for TBC Brands, said in remarks prepared for the upcoming Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition in Atlanta.

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Sumitomo Rubber Industries reports strong growth in Europe

In the past financial year, Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) significantly increased its sales revenue, and the company’s European business played its part in achieving this result. Overall sales rose 16.0 per cent to 756.70 billion yen (£5.1 billion).

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