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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 using AI to increase whole-life tyre performance

Sumitomo Rubber using AI to increase whole-life tyre performance

21st October 2019 | 0 Comments

Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. has developed a new technology that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to estimate the properties of the rubber used in its tyres and also detect the structural changes that occur during use. It calls this technology ‘Tyre Leap AI Analysis’.

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Tyre energy to power vehicle electronics

Tyre energy to power vehicle electronics

24th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Solar panels and wind turbines move aside, there’s a new source of electricity in town. It’s none other than the trusty tyre.

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SRI collaborating on IoT TPMS solution

SRI collaborating on IoT TPMS solution

16th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Mobility as a service concepts are expected to entice many motorists from car ownership to vehicle sharing, and Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) is preparing for this future with a new partnership with Japanese automotive Internet of things (IoT) service company TripodWorks and Taiwan-based TPMS manufacturer Sysgration.

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Yamamoto to become president & CEO of SRI

18th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Once shareholder approval is granted, Satoru Yamamoto will assume the position of president and chief executive officer at Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (SRI) late next month. At the same time, incumbent president and chief executive officer, Ikuji Ikeda, will become chairman of the company’s Board of Directors.

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SRI publishes natural rubber policy

SRI publishes natural rubber policy

19th November 2018 | 0 Comments

As a founding member of the recently-launched Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR), Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. has turned its attention to the human and environmental issues related to the growth, harvesting and use of natural rubber. Its position has now been set out in the company’s ‘Sustainable Natural Rubber Policy.’

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SRI doubles planned capacity for Brazil truck tyre plant

SRI doubles planned capacity for Brazil truck tyre plant

25th September 2018 | 0 Comments

An additional investment is being made in the Sumitomo Rubber do Brasil factory in Fazenda Rio Grande, Brazil, which is scheduled to begin producing truck and bus tyres next March. This investment of BRL 153 million (£28.7 million, US$37.6 million) builds upon the BRL 312 million investment Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) announced in July 2016 for setting up bus and truck tyre production equipment in Fazenda Rio Grande. The extra investment will double the original starting capacity of 500 truck and bus tyres a day – SRI now plans for a daily capacity of 1,000 truck and bus tyres by October 2019.

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Sumitomo Rubber Industries becomes ball supplier to Australian Open

Sumitomo Rubber Industries becomes ball supplier to Australian Open

31st August 2018 | 0 Comments

Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. (SRI), manufacturer of the Falken tyre brand as well as the Dunlop tyre brand for Japan and several other markets, has entered into a sponsorship agreement for the Australian Open. The agreement with Tennis Australia sees SRI become official supplier of tennis balls for the Australian Open starting in 2019, and official supplier for the Emirates Australian Open Series. As such, SRI is the first Japanese company to become an official ball supplier for a Grand Slam tournament.

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SRI wins tyre puncture repair technology infringement case

SRI wins tyre puncture repair technology infringement case

25th May 2018 | 0 Comments

After almost eight years, Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. (SRI) has won the lawsuit it filed against Italian manufacturer TEK Automotive S.r.l. concerning the infringement of SRI’s patents on emergency tyre puncture repair kit technology.

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SRI breaks ground in Slovenia

SRI breaks ground in Slovenia

22nd May 2018 | 0 Comments

At a ceremony attended by Slovenia's Prime Minister, Dr Miro Cerar, and other national and local dignitaries, Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (SRI) broke ground on 17 May at its newest site. The plant project in Logatec, Slovenia focuses on non-tyre production, specifically the manufacture of rubber parts for medical applications, and builds upon the company’s acquisition of Lonstroff AG in 2015.

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SRI announces 2018 Falken, Dunlop motorsports schedule

21st March 2018 | 0 Comments

Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. (SRI) has finalised its motorsports schedule for 2018, and plans for this year will see it continue supplying its Falken and Dunlop brand tyres to various two-wheel and four-wheel race categories.

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Sumitomo Rubber Industries reports strong growth in Europe

20th February 2018 | 0 Comments

In the past financial year, Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) significantly increased its sales revenue, and the company’s European business played its part in achieving this result. Overall sales rose 16.0 per cent to 756.70 billion yen (£5.1 billion).

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Smart Tyre Concept: SRI’s vision of greener, more intelligent future tyres

30th October 2017 | 0 Comments

The Tokyo Motor Show 2017 is currently taking place, and visitors to the biennial event are amongst the first to see Sumitomo Rubber Industries’ new Smart Tyre Concept from Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd (SRI). The aim of this new concept, shares the tyre maker, is to “aid in the development of tyres that provide balanced safety and environmental performance at higher levels than ever before.” The launch will be followed by the commercial introduction of tyres containing technologies seen in the Smart Tyre Concept, as well as further concept products, over the coming decade.

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

10th August 2017 | 0 Comments

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 Tyrepress.com that it is the make to order tyre production commissioned by Goodyear that will reduce and then stop entirely in 2018.

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SRI setting up rubber parts plant in Slovenia

2nd August 2017 | 0 Comments

Sumitomo Rubber Industries has announced it will set up a new non-tyre production site in Slovenia. The facility will manufacture rubber parts for medical applications and be set up as a subsidiary of Lonstroff AG, a firm acquired by Sumitomo Rubber in 2015. The Lonstroff Medical Elastomers plant will be built with an investment of 34 million euros and is expected to enter production in April 2019.

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