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Dunlop Sports’ Strong Global Sales Push up Revenue and Profit

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd.’s (TYO:5110) group company Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd. (TYO:7825) has released consolidated financial results showing an increase in both revenue and profit for the combined first three quarters (January–September) of the fiscal year ending December 2017. For this period, the company reported 55.76 billion yen ($488.91 million) in sales, up 1.8 percent from the same period a...

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Sumitomo Rubber Issues Statement on Kobe Steel Scandal, Impact on Products

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has issued an announcement concerning the impact on its products as a result of the falsification of data by Kobe Steel Ltd. (TYO:5406). Sumitomo Rubber said that it does not purchase any parts directly from Kobe Steel, but it has discovered that the steel cord and bead wire used in its tires contain material from...

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Sumitomo Rubber Displays Airless Tires at Tokyo Motor Show

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Co. (TYO:5110) is exhibiting concept tires under the Dunlop and Falken brands at the 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017 held at Tokyo Big Sight. One of these tires, seen right, is the company’s airless Gyroblade tire, which has a tread pattern and unique zig-zag spoke configuration designed for the special characteristics of concept cars. The tire reduces...

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Sumitomo Rubber Supplies Subaru With Tires for New Crosstrek

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has begun supplying Falken Ziex ZE001 A/S tires to Subaru Corp. (TYO:7270) for use as factory-standard tires on their new model Crosstrek, known as XV in Japan, which went on sale in the North American market in September. The Falken Ziex ZE001 A/S is an all-season tire that has been developed to maximize the performance...

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Tohoku University Associate Professor Receives Bioindustry Research Award for Joint Research With Sumitomo Rubber

Seiji Takahashi, associate professor at Tohoku University’s Graduate School of Engineering, recently received the Japan Bioindustry Association’s 1st Bioindustry Research Award for his joint research with Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110), which shed light on natural rubber biosynthesis mechanisms and in vitro rubber synthesis. The research revealed that three types of protein play a major role in the biosynthetic mechanism...

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Sumitomo Rubber Launches New Dunlop Sport Tire for Gymkhana and Circuit Racing

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has this month launched the new S5 version of the Direzza 03G, Dunlop’s sport tire for gymkhana and circuit racing. The company has adopted open pricing for the new tire, which will be available in two sizes. The Direzza 03G is a high-grip tire developed with the goal of taking top prizes at racing and...

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