Sumitomo enjoys a well-earned reputation for precision engineering and innovative technology within the tyre industry offering a complete range of passenger and light truck tyres for a variety of vehicles and driving styles, including high technology radials which have been designed for today’s performance cars.
Advanced features such as ultra-micro carbon tread compounds and five pitch variation noise control maximize handling, comfort, and mileage. Wildly popular in the Euro luxury and street tuner segments, Sumitomo high technology radials also are an excellent way to improve the performance of just about any late model sedan or coupe.
Sumitomo’s broad line selection of tyres for domestic cars, sport utilities, and light trucks features the most popular sizes and tread designs. Whatever the application, every Sumitomo radial reflects the company’s primary commitment to always compete on the basis of product quality and customer service.
Sumitomo radial truck tyres have earned an excellent reputation for outstanding performance in the toughest applications. Innovative design and fantastic quality control makes the difference.
Sumitomo offers one of the widest ranges of sizes and tread designs, built for long tread life, casing durability and multiple retreads.
Take a look at what makes Sumitomo different. You can easily find tyres that cost more or are better known, but no one else has Sumitomo’s unique mix of technology, quality, and value. All this adds up to make Sumitomo a high value, high performance alternative!
Sumitomo’s history dates back to the early 17th century, when Masatomo Sumitomo (1585-1652) opened a book and medicine shop in Kyoto, Japan. He later created his Founder’s Precepts, which laid out his business philosophy. The Sumitomo Business Principles, stressing integrity and sound management, were originally based on Masatomo’s Precepts and have been a central force shaping the spirit of each Sumitomo company for more than 350 years.
Sumitomo’s initial mainstay business was copper mining. It later diversified into a variety of fields including finance, insurance, iron and steel, real estate and trade, and today Sumitomo is acknowledged as one of Japan’s leading business groups.
1909 Dunlop UK established Japan’s first modern rubber factory
1960 The Sumitomo Group took a stake in the company and management control in 1963
2006 Released ENASAVE ES801, 70% fossil resource-free tyres
2008 Released ENASAVE 97, 97% fossil resource-free tyres
2010 Integrated Dunlop Falken Tyres Ltd.
2014 Headquartered in Japan, Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (SRI) is the fifth largest tyre manufacturing company in the world and is responsible for producing and distributing the iconic Dunlop brand. SRI operates four domestic and several overseas tyre factories with plants in Japan, China, Thailand, Indonesia and Africa, as well as new plants under construction in Brazil and Turkey.