[WCSA – Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2023] Milestones in 114 years of development of Sumitomo Rubber, global tire and rubber company of Japan (1909)

30-07-2023

(wcsa.world) Sumitomo Rubber Industries is a leading supplier of tires to the automotive industry. The company's tires are used by many major car manufacturers, including Toyota, Honda, Nissan, and BMW. Sumitomo Rubber Industries also supplies tires to the racing industry. The company's tires are used by teams in Formula One, NASCAR, and other racing series.

Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. is a global tire and rubber company based in Japan. It is part of the Sumitomo Group. The company makes a wide range of rubber-based products, including automobile tires, golf balls and tennis balls. Sumitomo brands include Dunlop Tyres (in certain regions of Asia, Africa, and Latin America), Falken Tire and Ohtsu Tire.

 

Sumitomo Rubber Industries is committed to environmental sustainability. The company has developed a number of eco-friendly tire technologies, including tires that use recycled materials and tires that reduce rolling resistance. Sumitomo Rubber Industries is also working to reduce the environmental impact of its manufacturing operations.

 

(Wowtimes)Sumitomo Rubber’s History andAchievements

  • 1909: Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. was founded in Osaka, Japan.
  • 1914: The company opened its first overseas factory in Singapore.
  • 1920: Sumitomo Rubber USA was founded in Tonawanda, New York.
  • 1930: The company introduced the first Dunlop-branded tire in Japan.
  • 1950: Sumitomo Rubber becomes the first Japanese tire manufacturer to export tires to the United States.
  • 1960: The company introduced the first radial tire in Japan.
  • 1970: Sumitomo Rubber opened its first research and development center in Japan.
  • 1980: The company introduced the first low-profile tire in Japan.
  • 1990: Sumitomo Rubber opened its first manufacturing facility in China.
  • 2000: The company introduced the first run-flat tire in Japan.
  • 2009: The company was awarded the Deming Prize for Excellence, one of the most prestigious awards in the field of quality management
  • 2010: Sumitomo Rubber opened its first manufacturing facility in Thailand.
  • 2016: The company introduced the Falken brand in North America.
  • 2019: The company was ranked as the world's 10th largest tire manufacturer by Tire Business magazine.
  • 2020: Sumitomo Rubber celebrated its 110th anniversary.
  • 2022: Sumitomo Rubber was awarded the "Best Sustainable Tire Producer" award at the 2022 World of Tires Awards.

 

According to Wikipedia

 


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