Tires

Sumitomo Rubber Set to Launch New Dump Truck Tire With High Uneven Wear Resistance

Sumitomo Rubber is planning a rollout starting March 1 for the Dunlop SP541, a new rib–lug tire that offers significant improvements to uneven wear resistance and lifespan. The product is intended for use on large dump trucks that drive mainly on paved roads, and will be available in a total of seven sizes. By deftly balancing its contact patch across...

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Toyo Tires Lauded as Good Business to Partner With as Part of Industry Awards

Toyo Tires has been selected as a “good business to partner with” as part of the second Car–Society Partnership Awards, which are run annually by the Automobile Business Association of Japan. The company was chosen following an evaluation of its project to convey gratitude to everyone involved in truck logistics, as well as its commercialization of the M937 studless winter...

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Bridgestone to Hike Commercial Tire Prices in Japan, Third Increase Since 2022

Bridgestone announced on Jan. 20 that it will raise the manufacturer ex-shipment prices of tires for Japanese commercial use of summer tires and winter tires on April 1 and July 1, respectively. This will be the third price increase for Japanese after-market tires since 2022. The price increases will apply to commercial summer and winter tires, tubes, and flaps. The...

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Sumitomo Rubber Supplies All-Season Falken Tire as OE for New Subaru Crosstrek

Sumitomo Rubber has begun supplying its Falken Ziex ZE001 A/S tire as OE for the new Subaru Crosstrek, which officially began taking orders last December. The new Subaru Crosstrek was designed to be a good fit for a wide range of activities, from cities to more rugged terrain. It is targeted at consumers who want to find fulfillment by traveling...

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Yokohama Rubber to Launch Campervan Tire

Yokohama Rubber will in March launch in Japan the BluEarth-Camper, the company’s first campervan tire, offering both high durability and handling stability under heavy loads. The product will be available in five sizes, including the 215/70R15 CP 109/107R, which conforms to the CP standard, a tire standard specifically designed for camper cars. The tire was unveiled for the first time...

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Continental Tire Japan to Launch All-Season Tire with Enhanced Safety Performance

Continental Tire Japan will in February begin selling the AllSeasonContact all-season tire through all sales channels that carry Continental tires. Sales will continue to expand to 26 sizes ranging from 14 to 19 inches. The AllSeasonContact is an all-season tire developed with the goal of ensuring a higher level of safety by responding to temperature and sudden weather changes throughout...

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