Sumitomo Rubber Industries temporarily shuts South Africa tyre plant

Sumitomo Rubber South Africa’s factory in Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal is around 140m north-west of Durban, where the company’s head office is based

Sumitomo Rubber Industries, the manufacturer of the global Falken tyre brand has temporarily shut down its factory in South Africa on government orders. All of its other tyre manufacturing facilities are currently operational, though staff at the Falken Tyre Europe headquarters in Germany are working remotely where possible, or following social distancing guidelines.

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