Lyon, France – Falken has become the 13th manufacturer to join Aliapur, the French tire recovery company announced 12 July.
The Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd company joins a 344-strong group of suppliers – including 12 tire makers – that report market volumes to Aliapur in 2015.
Bridgestone, Continental, Dunlop Goodyear, Michelin and Pirelli are shareholders in Aliapur, which also serves a large number of distributors and importers.
Falken has operated a European subsidiary, based in Germany since 2009 and distribute tired in France via importers.
This year, however, it decided to take over the marketing of its products and will start to make tire declarations in January 2017.