Sumitomo to produce ‘Sumitomo’ brand TBR at US plant

Tonawanda, New York – Sumitomo Rubber North America Inc. is preparing to start production of Sumitomo-brand medium truck tires at its plant in Tonawanda, New York, a move that should help TBC Corp. improve distribution of the brand it controls in the US.

SRNA will start with Sumitomo’s premium SmartWay-verified ST788 SE steer, ST948 SE drive and ST719 SE all-position tires, according to TBC, Sumitomo’s wholesale arm in North America.

Sumitomo Rubber, by contrast, goes to market in North America with the Falken and Ohtsu brands.

The three tires…

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