SRI’s Buffalo factory to supply Japanese car makers with OE Dunlop tyres, phasing out Goodyear make to order

In response to recently reported news about plans for its factory in the USA, Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) states that the plant in Buffalo, New York will deliver original equipment Dunlop tyres to Japanese car manufacturers in the future. A representative of SRI stressed to that it is the make to order tyre production commissioned by Goodyear that will reduce and then stop entirely in 2018.

As Goodyear Tire & Rubber and Sumitomo Rubber industries reported in 2015, upon the dissolution of their global joint venture, SRI has rights to sell Dunlop-brand tyres to Japanese vehicle manufacturers in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

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