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Falken increases load for commercial vehicle tyre range

Falken is expanding its portfolio of truck tyres; adding new sizes to its already proven GI388 for regional transport and construction-site use, introducing new high-load versions for the RI151 and the SI011 winter truck tyre. Falken Tyre Europe is boosting the load index of its proven-quality steering axle tyres for regional use, as well as

Podium spot for Falken pilot

Current Red Bull Air Race World Champion and Falken athlete, Yoshihide Muroya continued his run of success by securing second place in the first race of the 2018 season, held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. For the fourth consecutive year Falken is sponsoring the Red Bull Air Race pilot as he competes in the

New Falken Tyre Europe CEO

Mr Mitsuteru Tanigawa has been announced as the new CEO of Falken Tyre Europe. Tanigawa (61), replaces Mr Nishino who has moved to Turkey to head up Sumitomo Rubber Industries’ manufacturing facility. Tanigawa, joined Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) in 1980 and has developed a significant knowledge of the rubber industry with particular expertise in tyres.

Falken exhibits at the Autogloben Trade Fair

Falken will be represented at automotive supplier trade fair Autogloben, which takes place from this week in Stockholm, Sweden. On its 28m2 stand, the tyre brand will present products from its extensive product portfolio: ESPIA ICE and ESPIA EPZ II winter tyres, especially designed for the Nordic market, the new summer tyre ZIEX ZE310 ECORUN, SINCERA

Falken confirmed as Audi Nines partner

Falken has been confirmed as this year’s presenting partner for the Audi Nines, an annual invitational for some of the world’s best Skicross and Snowboardcross athletes, which takes place for the first time in Sölden, Austria on 14 April 2018. The Audi Nines event offers a combination of slope style and snow-cross action on the

Falken takes centre stage in Abarth drift experience

Over 2000 enthusiasts got to try Falken’s tyresas the Japanese tyre maker was the partner for Abarth’s indoor 124 spider Drift Experience at the recent Autosport International at the NEC in Birmingham. Visitors at the show had the chance of being driven by a pro driver in an Abarth 124 spider as part of the

Nishino to head SRI’s Turkey facility

Masatsugu Nishino has been named as the new president of Sumitomo Rubber AKO Lastik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. in Turkey. Nishino (55), currently the CEO of Falken Tyre Europe, a position he has held since April 2015 Having joined SRI in 19 84, Nishino has previously held positions as CEO of SRI’s largest sales office

Falken celebrates global partnership with Liverpool FC

Falken Tyres celebrated its global partnership with Liverpool Football Club as its Official Tyre Partner ahead of the recent game against Chelsea. A shirt presentation ceremony took place before the game with Chelsea on Saturday, November 25 at Anfield, where 50,477 fans saw the clash end in a 1-1 draw. As a specially sponsored game,

Falken dominates race and drift competitions around the world

Falken’s race and drift teams have secured an outstanding collection of honours this season with the tyre manufacturer adding a world champion and champion to its roster of three ‘king’ accolades and ‘queen’ title this weekend. Falken pilot Yoshihide Muroya claimed victory at the final Red Bull Air Race of the season at Indianapolis to

Falken adds to summer tyre portfolio 

Falken is expanding its product portfolio by launching a new summer tyre model, the ZIEX ZE310 Ecorun. The new tyre line offers outstanding traction and excellent grip on both wet and dry roads, coupled with low wear performance. It is the successor to the ZIEX ZE914 Ecorun, winner of numerous awards from independent testing organisations.

Falken set to make Equip Auto debut

Falken is set to make its Paris debut as an exhibitor at this year’s Equip Auto trade show, held in the French capital October 17-21. Falken will occupy the 80-sqm stand D039 in Pavillion 2.2 at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles. The company will present an extensive selection from its product portfolio plus the new