Tag: Falken

Sumitomo Rubber Industries temporarily shuts South Africa tyre plant

Sumitomo Rubber Industries temporarily shuts South Africa tyre plant

27th March 2020 | 0 Comments

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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SRI’s microscope analysis has potential for new breed of highly efficient tyres

SRI’s microscope analysis has potential for new breed of highly efficient tyres

17th March 2020 | 0 Comments

A new technique to observe and analyse individual materials within tyre rubber offers “enormous potential” for the development of high-performance tyres with unprecedented levels of efficiency and wear resistance, engineers at Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) and Ibaraki University claim.

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Auto Zeitung tyre test: Win for Continental, price-performance recommendation for Maxxis

Auto Zeitung tyre test: Win for Continental, price-performance recommendation for Maxxis

9th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Auto Zeitung’s 2020 summer tyre test is one of the largest it has ever published. The German motoring magazine has looked at 20 brands of size 225/50 R17 94/98 W/Y tyres in an evaluation that covers premium to budget. The cheapest of the tyres on test can be had for around 230 euros (£200) a set; the most expensive cost more than twice as much. As you’d expect, the winners’ podium was dominated by premium products priced well above the average. The fourth-placed tyre is a different story.

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Falken tyres OE on Audi A1 citycarver

Falken tyres OE on Audi A1 citycarver

20th February 2020 | 0 Comments

The new SUV-look Audi A1 citycarver has been available since autumn 2019, and Falken Tyres Europe says it is supplying original equipment tyres for the model. The A1 citycarver wears the Falken Azenis FK510 in size 205/55R17.

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Falken doubles up on Porsches for 2020 Nürburgring Endurance Series, N24

Falken doubles up on Porsches for 2020 Nürburgring Endurance Series, N24

4th February 2020 | 0 Comments

Falken will run a pair of the latest specification GT3 Porsche 911 GT3 R cars in both the Nürburgring Endurance Series (formerly known as the VLN) and the Nürburgring 24h race in 2020. The Falken Motorsports race team, run by Schnabl Engineering for the tenth consecutive year, has ordered a new 991.2 chassis to run alongside its 2019 Porsche. Both cars will be identical in specification.

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MTS exclusive range of car tyre brands offer ‘comprehensive’ mid-range coverage

MTS exclusive range of car tyre brands offer ‘comprehensive’ mid-range coverage

3rd February 2020 | 0 Comments

Micheldever Tyre Service (MTS) states that it offers “the most comprehensive car mid-range tyre brand availability across the current market.” The wholesaler is exclusive distributor, or has preferred supplier arrangements, for some of the worlds’ leading manufacturers of mid-range brands, including Falken, General Tire, GT Radial, Sumitomo and Kormoran.

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Falken’s new A-rated Sincera SN110 tyre targets mass market cars

Falken’s new A-rated Sincera SN110 tyre targets mass market cars

28th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Falken will launch its new Sincera SN110 car tyre in the UK from mid-March 2020 in 49 sizes for 14-16” wheels. The manufacturer said that it aims to “bring the wear and wet grip benefits normally found in top-of-the-range tyres to cost-conscious customers driving mass market cars.” The tyre has achieved A rated wet grip performance on the EU tyre label. Falken says this shows the tyre has not compromised on safety to achieve the tyre’s increased longevity.

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SRI: New technique for examining materials within tyre rubber

SRI: New technique for examining materials within tyre rubber

27th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Working together with a Japanese university, Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. (SRI) has established a new technique for observing materials contained within tyre rubber. This process differs from existing methods as it enables an evaluation of the actual rubber used in mass-produced tyres rather than relying upon processed test samples. The company behind the Falken tyre brand foresees the technique facilitating the development of tyres with superior performance characteristics.

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2019 UK car tyre stagnation, but strong all-season and SUV tyre growth

2019 UK car tyre stagnation, but strong all-season and SUV tyre growth

22nd January 2020 | 0 Comments

The combination of political disruption and Brexit uncertainty made 2019 a tough year for the UK economy in general, so it is not surprising to learn that this was reflected in the overall passenger car tyre replacement market. According to the latest sell-out UK tyre replacement market data collated by analysts at GfK, the headline news is that both the value and the volume of the decreased in 2019. But there are reasons for hope, with signs of growth remaining in the value-rich SUV tyre sub-segment and with evidence of strong growth in sales of all-season tyres.

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Premiere for ‘Falken film’ today

Premiere for ‘Falken film’ today

17th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Start making the popcorn – a new film from Falken Tyres is about to debut. Called ’20 Years, 20 Stories’, the film covers the brand’s 20th-anniversary celebration at the 24 Hours Nürburgring last year and shares the experience of the legendary race as told by 24 people before, during and after the event.

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EC rates Fiege alongside Bosch and Bridgestone for second straight year

EC rates Fiege alongside Bosch and Bridgestone for second straight year

17th December 2019 | 0 Comments

Startup Europe Partnership (SEP), an initiative by the European Commission, has distinguished Fiege as an Open Innovation Challenger. Having first achieved this standard a year ago, Fiege is being distinguished for the second time in a row. The annual ranking also includes multinationals like Google, Nestlé and Bridgestone. Next to Fiege, a further three German enterprises were distinguished: Bosch, Daimler, and SAP.

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SRI: Remote TPMS to aid autonomous vehicles

SRI: Remote TPMS to aid autonomous vehicles

13th December 2019 | 0 Comments

Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI), the company behind the Falken tyre brand, has developed a solution to remotely monitor the tyre pressure of unoccupied vehicles such as self-driving cars. In a step towards ensuring the safety of Level 4 and above autonomous vehicles, SRI has successfully linked its tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) with an Autonomous Driving Control Centre.

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Sumitomo Rubber testing Falken tyres at new facility in Sweden

Sumitomo Rubber testing Falken tyres at new facility in Sweden

12th December 2019 | 0 Comments

As of this month, Sumitomo Rubber Europe GmbH is operating a test track in the north of Sweden. The site will handle all snow and ice testing for Falken winter tyres intended for the European original equipment and replacement markets.

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Drifting and endurance the twin pillars of Falken Motorsports success in 2019

Drifting and endurance the twin pillars of Falken Motorsports success in 2019

3rd December 2019 | 0 Comments

From endurance racing and drifting to desert rallies, Falken Tyres has seen success in varied motorsport disciplines this season. The brand celebrated top-ten finishes in its 20th year at the Nürburgring 24-hour race and on the Peking to Paris Rally, while the season’s crowning glory has been drift driver James Deane’s double title win.

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Falken’s James Deane secures Formula Drift triple

Falken’s James Deane secures Formula Drift triple

23rd October 2019 | 0 Comments

Falken drift driver James Deane claimed his third Formula Drift Pro title at Irwindale Speedway, California, on 19 October 2019. The 28-year-old Irishman joined the series in 2017 and has won every year since, making him the first person in Formula Drift history to win three consecutive titles.

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