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Sumitomo Rubber AKO Gets A Gold Award At The Champions of Export Award Ceremony (03.06.2022)

In the ‘Champions of Export Award Ceremony’ which is organized by Uludağ Automotive Industry Exporters Association (OİB), the companies that exported the most in the automotive industry in 2021, received their awards.

At the automotive industry’s pride night which was hosted by OİB Chairman of the Board Baran Çelik, the top 110 companies with the hight export vollume in 2021 were awarded in the Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze categories.

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Team FALKEN Motorsports Racecar Finishes Ninth Overall at the Nürburgring 24h-Race (02.06.2022)

The Sumitomo Rubber Group is pleased to announce that Team FALKEN Motorsports, the racing team of Falken Tyre Europe (our group’s tire sales company in Europe), competed in the recent Nürburgring 24h-Race (Official Name: ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring), which was held in Nürburg, Germany this past May 26 through 29.

Of the two Porsche 911 GT3R racecars that Team FALKEN Motorsports fielded, Car No. 33 finished the race in ninth place overall, which was not only the highest placement of any Porsche racecar competing in this year’s race, but also marked the ninth consecutive year in which Team FALKEN Motorsports has finished in the Top 10.

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Çankırı’s Most Recruiting Company, Sumitomo Rubber Ako (30.05.2022)

Sumitomo Rubber AKO, as the employer with the most recruiting in Çankırı in 2021, was presented a certicifate of appreciation by the Provincial Directorate of SGK.

SGK Provincial Director Hicran Kaymakçı visited Sumitomo Rubber AKO Tire Factory on June 18th, 2022 and presented the Certificate of Appreciation to Production Director Eichi Hakoshima, stating that the company pays the highest premium, employs the most insured and disabled people in Çankırı in 2021.

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Sumitomo Rubber Develops New Technology (19.04.2022)

Sumitomo Rubber Develops New Technology to Estimate Tire Wear Utilizing Tire Internal Power Generation Technology

Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. has been working together with Professor Hiroshi Tani of Kansai University on the joint development of an innovative power generating device (energy harvester*) that harnesses the rotation of a tire to generate electricity, which can then be used to provide power for peripheral sensors installed in and around tires without relying on batteries. We are pleased to announce that we have now succeeded in developing “techniques for measuring tire wear status and contact footprint” utilizing these energy harvesters.

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Sumitomo Rubber Ako Caught Enormous Attention At The West Blacksea Career Fair (30.03.2022)

In the fair where more than 35 thousand students gathered, Sumitomo Rubber AKO staff met their future collegues.

Bolu Governorship and Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal University as the host and with the coordination of Public Relations Office of the Presidency, West Blacksea Career Fair (BATIKAF) has been executed in March 25th-26th.

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Place On The Winner’s Podium For The Falken Azenis FK510 Suv In The Big Autobild Allrad Summer Tyre Test Of 2022 (28.03.2022)

“Convincing driving characteristics on wet and dry road surfaces, dynamic handling, precise turning performance, short braking distances”. Such are the strengths that the testers at AUTOBILD ALLRAD attested to the Falken AZENIS FK510 SUV in their 2022 summer tyre test.

Ten summer tyres and one all-season tyre in the 235/55 R 18 dimension were put to the test, a size which is ideal for the popular compact class SUVs.

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FALKEN ZIEX ZE310 ECORUN Factory Fitted On The Seat Leon (01.11.2021)

One of Falken’s most popular tyre models, the Falken ZIEX ZE310 A ECORUN has been selected by SEAT to be factory fitted to the SEAT Leon in dimension 205/55R16 91V at the marque’s passenger car plant in Martorell, Spain.

The ZIEX ZE310 ECORUN is one of the best-selling tyres from Falken, which repeatedly achieves remarkable test results. Most recently, in the 2021 summer tyre test by auto motor sport magazine, the tyre achieved the rating ‘good’ and scored particularly well in all safety-related criteria.

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Falken's First Tyre with Coreseal Technology: Euroall Season AS210 (05.08.2021)

The first tyre with integrated sealing technology (CORESEAL), which closes the punctures on the tread surface and minimizes the risk of tire explosion, of Falken, the global tyre brand whose Turkey distributorship is made by AKO Group, was launched.

CORESEAL, that was firstly used in two different sizes of FALKEN's all-season tyre EUROALL SEASON AS210, prevents the air pressure loss by automatically closing the holes up to 5 mm in case of an air loss caused by the puncture on the thread. CORESEAL provides cost advantage and driving safety in addition to convenience for drivers.

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Falken ZE310 ECORUN has been rewarded with the mark "Good" in Auto Motor Sport magazine's 2021 Summer Tyre Test (10.07.2021)

In the test that has been arranged by Auto Motor Sport magazine, FALKEN ZIEX ZE310 ECORUN was tested along with 11 different summer tyre on the 195/55R6 H size Vw Polo and SEAT IBIZA test cars, got 7 out of 10 and was rewarded with the mark "Good".

Once again, an independent test has proved that FALKEN ZE310 ECORUN performs especially well when it comes to criterias about safety.

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DUNLOP's new summer tyre SP SPORT LM705w that has been inspired by the owl's wing structure known by its silence (15.05.2021)

It was designed and produced to provide the ideal and balanced driving performance for private cars with long term use, silent drive, high comfort and advanced handling features.

Dunlop has presented LM705w tyre to consumers which has an ideal and balanced driving performance for private cars driving on highways and urban roads with long term use, silent drive, high comfort and advanced handling features.

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Falken Azenis FK510 ADAC summer tyre hit the top in the Adac summer tyre test (19.04.2021)

After getting "Highly Recomended" degree from Touring Club Switzerland(TCS) and Automobile Touring Club(ÖAMTC) test, Falken's ultra-high performance tyre AZENIS FK510 is now granted an award as the winning tyre in Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil Club's(ADAC) 2021 summer tyre test.

Prestigious ADAC's "Good" degree has been acquired in the 2021 summer tyre tests, done with 17H angled 225/50 R16 tyres that are suitable for plenty of mid-scaled vehicles such as Audi A4 and Volkswagen Passat. As a result, Falken got the upper hand twice in an ADAC summer tyre test.

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New Tyre Wear Detection Technology is being developed with the Sensing Core Technology of Sumitomo Rubber Industries (05.03.2021)

Sumitomo Rubber Industries(SRI), parent company of Falken tyres, has developed the new tyre wear detection technology to improve safety and contribute to the realization of the automotive industry's changing new mobility trend.

This last groundbreaking invention is being developed with SRI's registered "Sensing Core" technology. Thanks to SRI's broad reasearch on tyre's dynamic behaviours, tyre wear detection feature has been added besides this innovative technology's ability to detect various circumstances including pressure, load and road circumstances.

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Falken Tyres Become Main Sponsor For Leading Drift Team Driftherapy In Turkey (01.03.2021)

Falken tyres, the brand of Sumitomo Rubber Industries, LTD in active in motor sports, has added a new sponsorship to motor sports and athletes in different parts of the world.

With the sponsorship agreement signed with Driftherapy pilots Abbas Çimen and Örge Pamukçu, the only professional drift show team in Turkey, from early 2021. A tyre brand supported a drift team as the main sponsor for the first time in Turkey. With this sponsorship agreement signed, the Driftherapy vehicles Subaru BRZ and Nissan Silvia S13 Falken has covered with the iconic identity of Falken Motorsports as all over the world. The vehicles, which will take place in many organizations and shows throughout the year, will present a perfect visual feast to motor sports lovers

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DUNLOP's winter tyre for light commercial vehicles SP WINTER VAN01 has been produced in Turkey for the first time(20.11.2020)

SP WINTER VAN01, designed to provide high traction and shorter braking distance, light commercial vehicle tyre's first production took place in Sumitomo Rubber AKO Turkey's factory.

Assuming the title of producer of the first pneumatic tyre, Dunlop is launching the SP WINTER VAN01 pattern that is newly developed for the light commercial vehicle drivers who care about safety and comfort, aiming to provide high performance to its users, even in the tough winter circumstances.

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The Champion of the Redbull Car Park Drift Race World Finale, with the main sponshorship of Falken, Has Been Chosen (04.09.2019)

With Falken as the main sponsor, a stage of Redbull Car Park Drift Race, arranged by Redbull, took place in Istanbul last year. This year, Istanbul became the host of Redbull Car Park Drift Race's World Finale with the main sponsorship of Falken.

In this world finale that took place in Maltepe beach acticity area in Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, 20 racers from 17 different nationalities have raced for the championship. Mad Mike, Aleksandr Grinchuk, Nicolas Dufour and Yağız Avcı from Turkey were on the jury seat.