Sumitomo begins production Falken brand tyres in North America.
Sumitomo Rubber USA (SRUSA) has cured its first Falken branded tyre at their plant in Buffalo, New-York. It is the first that a Falken tyre is being made in North America by Sumitomo Rubber USA.
Kenji Onga, CEO & chairman of Sumitomo Rubber USA &, chairman, Sumitomo Rubber North America chairman said of the occasion that, “It’s great to see the first Falken-branded tyre come out of SRUSA. Due to Falken’s domestic manufacturing, the tyres that come out of Buffalo will enhance the level of service & increase the speed at which product is received for its customers.”
In addition to a private test track and advanced technical resources, SRUSA will position the Falken Tyres brand among the most competitive in terms of quality, product fill times & reliability with the help of a US-based manufacturing plant. Although still in trial production, the tyres made from the Buffalo plant are scheduled to begin shipping in the fourth quarter of year 2016.
Richard Smallwood, CEO and president of Sumitomo Rubber North America said that, “This event marks not only a bright future for our organization & people, but also represents years of history, dedication, hard work & perseverance from the people of this plant & their families. The future has never been full with as much potential as it is now for our plant, our brand & our employees.”