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Michelin, Sumitomo Announce Massive Distribution Partnership

A focus on better service, faster delivery and a coast-to-coast footprint is driving the new partnership between Michelin North America Inc. and Sumitomo Corporation of Americas. The newly announced 50-50 partnership creates the second largest wholesale distribution network in the U.S., and includes Mexico.

Sumitomo Receives Digital Tech Award for New App

Sumitomo Rubber North America has been presented with Ventana Research’s 2017 Leadership Award for Digital Technology for their work on an innovative iPad app.

Falken as OE for Volkswagen Polo in EU

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. has announced that Falken has been selected as an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for the sixth-generation Volkswagen Polo, a vehicle sold in Europe.

Sumitomo Reveals Smart Tire Roadmap

Sumitomo is hard at work on the tire of the future with their “smart tire” roadmap, first unveiled at the Tokyo Motor show. Keeping tires in tip-top shape, enhanced safety, and improved material durability are among the major areas the company is researching to push the boundaries of what’s possible in tire technology.

Falken HP Tire Named OE on New Subaru Crosstrek

Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.’s high-performance Falken ZIEX ZE001 A/S tire has been selected as OE fitment for Subaru’s new model, Crosstrek (known as the Subaru XV in other markets), which was released in the North American market in September.

Sumitomo Files Inconsequential Noncompliance Petition

Sumitomo Rubber Industries has filed a Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Falken to Replace Dunlop at Sumitomo Plant in Buffalo

Sumitomo Rubber has announced it will stop U.S. OE production of Goodyear’s Dunlop brand in 2018 at its Buffalo, N.Y., plant to instead focus on it’s own Falken Tire brand, according to an article in Nikkei Asian Review. The plant was acquired from Goodyear in 2015 when Sumitomo Rubber ended its partnership.

Sumitomo and USW Reach Tentative Agreement

Sumitomo Rubber USA (SRUSA) and the United Steelworkers have tentatively come to terms on their next collective bargaining agreement. “Both parties in the negotiations were thorough in their preparations and leveraged a longstanding respectful relationship to come to a tentative agreement,” said Bill Jackson, SRUSA’s vice-president of human resources

TBC Expands Sumitomo Passenger, LT Winter Offerings  

TBC Brands has rolled out Sumitomo’s first studdable winter tire – the Ice Edge. TBC Brands will distribute the Ice Edge exclusively in North America.

TBC Brands Rolling Out New Sumitomo Truck Tire at MATS

TBC Brands will unveil its newest Sumitomo branded tire – the ST719SE Regional Steer – during the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) from March 23-25 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky.

TBC Brands Displaying New Sumitomo Commercial Tires at TMC Meeting

TBC Brands will display the new Sumitomo ST788 SE Steer Position and ST948 SE Drive tires at the Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition in Nashville, Feb. 27 – March 1.

Sumitomo Rubber North America Hires VP of OE

Sumitomo Rubber North America has hired David Colletti as its vice president of original equipment.