Sumitomo building new tyre tech centre

ERJ staff report (TB)

Kobe, Japan — Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (SRI) is building a $56 million tyre technical center at its Kobe headquarters as part of its 100th anniversary celebration this year.

The 8000-m2. facility will replace a smaller centre when it opens later this summer. It will be powered by “clean energy” generated by wind power, solar power and biomass that can help reduce CO2 emissions, SRI said, as well as a rooftop garden and other amenities to improve the working atmosphere.

Sumitomo said the upgraded…

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