News

We present to you the current developments of our company in Turkey and in the world from this portal.

Sumitomo Rubber AKO On Campus (09.05.2024)

Sumitomo Rubber AKO participated in 5 different career fairs hosted by different universities with its employees and top managers.

Universities' career fairs are among the important events where young people meet the business world, find opportunities to shape their future careers and interact with industry leaders. In this context, Sumitomo Rubber AKO actively participated in career fairs organised by many universities in 2024 and met with young talents.

>>> More
The Ambassador Of Japan Visited Our Factory (27.03.2024)

His Excellency Katsumata Takahiko, Ambassador of Japan, and the accompanying distinguished Embassy delegation visited Sumitomo Rubber AKO production facility on March 27, 2024.

Ambassador Katsumata Takahiko and the delegation, which included several prominent diplomats from the Embassy of Japan, were welcomed by CEO Toshihiko Komatsu. After the welcome, CEO Komatsu hosted the guests in his office. They exchanged views on current economic developments and investments in Turkey. The e.ziex model of the Falken brand, which is produced for the first time in the Sumitomo Rubber Group's Turkey plant and specially developed for electric vehicles, was introduced to the delegation. The General Manager of the factory answered the questions of the delegation and gave information about the technical details.

>>> More
SRI Secures ‘Environmental Achievement Of The Year’ Prize At Tire Technology International Awards (26.03.2024)

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd (SRI) has won the ‘Environmental Achievement of the Year: Manufacturing’ category at this year's Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation and Excellence.

Recognising the latest advances towards a greener and more sustainable industry, recipients are decided by a panel of experts from the tyre industry and science.

>>> More
March 8 International Women's Day At The Factory (08.03.2024)

March 8th International Women's Day was celebrated at Sumitomo Rubber AKO Tyre Production Plant.

As one of the results of the increasing importance given to the issue of women's rights worldwide, in 1977, the United Nations General Assembly approved the celebration of March 8 as International Women's Day. Our company is sensitive to Gender Equality, which is also one of the United Nations Sustainability goals.

>>> More
Falken Drift Team Attracted Attention With Its Show At Kars Sarıkamış Rally (25.02.2024)

Abbas Çimen made the audience the excitement of drifting on snow and ice with Falken's special studded winter tires at the Sarıkamış Rally.

Kars Sarıkamış Rally, the first race of the Oyman Atabay 2024 season organized by the Turkish Automobile Sports Federation (TOSFED), was held between February 23-25. The rally excitement, which started with the start ceremony held in front of Kars Castle at 17.30 on Friday, February 23, ended with the closing ceremony at Duja Chalet Hotel on Sunday, February 25.

>>> More
Türkiye’s First Rechargeable Hybrid Car, New Toyota C-HR, Hits the Road with FALKEN (13.11.2023)

Toyota Automotive Industry Türkiye (TMMT) Started New C-HR Production.

Toyota Automotive Industry Türkiye has been operating in its facility in Adapazarı since 1994, exporting most of its production to more than 30 countries in Europe. Toyota Türkiye, which produces the Corolla and C-HR models, supplies tires to these two models with Sumitomo Rubber Group's Dunlop and Falken brands.

>>> More
Export Champions Received Their Awards (14.09.2023)

At the Night Where the Champions of Export Awards were Distributed, Sumitomo Rubber AKO was Awarded in the Gold Category.

Uludağ Automotive Industry Exporters' Association (OİB) "Export Champions Award Ceremony was held on September 14, 2023, hosted by OİB Chairman of the Board of Directors Baran Çelik. At the pride night of the automotive industry, awards were distributed in the Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze categories to the top 108 companies that exported the most in 2022.

>>> More
Sumitomo Rubber Ako Wind Blow In International Çankırı Salt Festival Underground Salt City Parking Lot Transformed Into Drift Track (28.08.2023)

The International Çankırı Salt Festival, which aims to introduce the Çankırı Underground salt city and Çankırı Salt to the world, was followed with great interest this year as well. Sumitomo Rubber AKO, one of the most important brands of the region, also supported the three-day giant organization, in which famous artists took the stage during the festival, as well as various cultural and sports events.

Welcoming hundreds of guests at its stand established at the Industry Fair together with other industrial establishments of the region, Sumitomo Rubber AKO attracted great attention with its new products that introduced. The new model E.ZIEX, produced for electric vehicles, was introduced to the public for the first time at this event. Many people visited the stand to examine the new models, which received great interest from the guests, and had the opportunity to both examine the tires closely and get detailed information about the products.

>>> More
Falken's New E.Zİex Developed For Electrİc Vehİcles On The Way From Turkey Factory (01.06.2023)

Sumitomo Rubber Group is launching the "e.ZIEX", which has the highest fuel (energy) efficiency of any tyre the Sumitomo Rubber Group has ever offered.

With more and more people around the world taking an active interest in environmental issues, electric vehicles are gaining more attention on a global scale. In line with these trends, Sumitomo Rubber Group is launching the new Falken e.ZIEX to meet the needs of a changing world.

>>> More
Campus At The Factory In Cooperation With Universities (18.11.2022)

Sumitomo Rubber AKO hosted the officials of Turkey's three leading universities in Ankara at its production facility.

Within the scope of "Campus at the Factory" activities organised by Human Resources Department of Sumitomo Rubber AKO, Middle East Technical University, Hacettepe University and Ankara University career centre officials and engineering department’s faculty members were hosted in October.

>>> More
Falken's Two New Winter Tires Are On The Road (24.10.2022)

EUROWINTER HS02 and HS02 Pro patterns are available on market. With the approach of winter season, the winter tyres are vital for all drivers which are developped as a new products with new technologies by manufacturers in every year to increase the safe driving performance. Falken is one of the leader of this development, presented the new EUROWINTER HS02 and EUROWINTER HS02 PRO patterns which are designed to offer higher performance even on snowy and wet surfaces where the air temperature is below -8°.

The new EUROWINTER HS02 is designed specially for performance vehicles, Falken's predecessor EUROWINTER HS01, which has won awards in many tests so far, is superior to all its features, as well as fuel savings with its 9% lightened structure and symmetrical pattern design, to provide perfect driving pleasure and safety in harsh winter conditions.

>>> More
Sumitomo Rubber AKO In The International Çankırı Salt Fest (09.09.2022)

The International Çankırı Salt Fest, organized by Çankırı Municipality has completed. The Salt Fest, which was started with football and volleyball competitions on salt ground, presented local and foreign visitors a joyful time with different events and concerts for three days.

In the event, started with the cortege march in front of the municipality and lighting of the festival fire, salt,local product and industrial fair was started by the members of the protocol. During the fest, all the values, of Çankırı had oppurtunity to meet with the participants

>>> More
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.

>>> More
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.

>>> More
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.

>>> More
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.

>>> More
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.

>>> More
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.

>>> More
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.

>>> More
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.

>>> More
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.

>>> More
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.

>>> More
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.

>>> More
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.

>>> More
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

>>> More
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.

>>> More
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.