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Sumitomo Rubber Executive Explains New, Ride-Improving Shinobi Technology

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has significantly boosted the noise suppression and ride comfort performance of its Le Mans V fuel-efficient tire by employing the company’s new Shinobi technology. Japan Rubber Weekly recently sat down with Sumitomo Rubber Sales Planning Manager Mamiko Kadoya from the company’s domestic tire replacement sales headquarters to discuss the Le Mans V and the new...

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Sumitomo Rubber Develops New Tire Sensing Technology

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has developed a new tire sensing technology able to detect road conditions and tire load. Sensing Core, as the company calls the technology, analyzes the wheel speed signals that are generated by the rotation of the tires. Sumitomo Rubber has already made extensive progress on its Deflation Warning System (DWS) technology, which analyzes wheel speed signals from the...

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Falken Tire Scores Second Place in Test by Influential German Magazine

The Falken Azenis FK510 tire, manufactured by Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110), recently managed to place second overall in a test conducted by German car magazine Auto Bild. Auto Bild regularly conducts tire comparison tests, using unique methods to compare tires sold in the European market by major manufacturers. Due to the magazine’s high popularity, the test results exert a...

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Team Falken’s Yoshihide Muroya Wins San Diego Red Bull Air Race

Yoshihide Muroya has won his first victory in this season at the second race of this year’s Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2017, which was held this past April 15-16 weekend in San Diego, California. Sponsored by Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd.’s (TYO:5110) Team Falken and with a plane bedecked in Falken colors, Muroya is the only race pilot from...

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Sumitomo Rubber to Donate 7.85 Million Yen in Charitable Aid

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) will award a total of 7.85 million yen ($70,909) to 35 organizations through its corporate social responsibility (CSR) charitable aid program for fiscal 2017. Sumitomo Rubber’s CSR fund management chairperson presented donation certificates to nine organizations from Japan’s Kansai region at a presentation ceremony held at the company’s Kobe headquarters on April 5. Similar ceremonies...

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Rubber Unions Demand Average Wage Hike of 1.89%

Member unions of the Japan Rubber Workers Union Confederation (JRWUC) have submitted their wage demands at the group’s annual spring labor offensive, directing most of their efforts toward large rubber companies. Demands have been made by 52 out of a total 58 JRWUC member unions, with a total of 42 unions demanding higher monthly wages. While monthly wage demands from...

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