Sumitomo

 With a reputation for quality, service and leading edge technology, Sumitomo Tire is a premium tire brand offering a unique mix of quality and value. Sumitomo is the premium export brand of Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd., one of the largest tire manufactures in the world. Within the tire industry, Sumitomo enjoys a well-earned reputation for innovative design, precision engineering and superior quality. It’s the Sumitomo difference. Sumitomo is backed by the reputation and resources of the Sumitomo Group, one of the most influential business groups in the world. Sumitomo Tire is a global brand that competes on the basis of product quality and real world performance.

SUMITOMO MANUFACTURES EPA SMARTWAY VERIFIED TECHNOLOGIES

Tires are an integral link in the transmission of energy from the engine to the road. Tires that meet EPA SmartWay criteria for reduced rolling resistance help save fuel and reduce vehicle emissions. That’s good for everybody. Components manufactured with SmartWay verified technologies can lower the cost of operating trucks, and lower the impact on the environment. Based upon data provided by tire manufacturers and EPA testing and research, EPA determined that certain tire models can provide a reduction on NOx emissions and an estimated fuel savings of 3% or greater, relative to the "best selling" new tires for line haul trucks, when used on all five axles on long haul class 8 trucks. Sumitomo has enhanced the value of its three best long haul patterns by engineering them for lower rolling resistance. S-Tech casing design PLUS less rolling resistance equals long mileage to removal, excellent durability, multiple retread cycles, and reduced fuel cost. Sumitomo offers a full range of high quality medium truck tires. Every one is designed for hard work, and is manufactured to exacting standards. Sumitomo has incorporated SmartWay verified technology into its Premium Series Long Haul patterns for all three axle positions. Coupled with the proven benefits of Sumitomo S-Tech casing architecture, these tires are the right choice for operators who care about long term value, and improving the environment. Sumitomo tires with SmartWay verified technology are designated with the suffix SE.

HISTORY

Sumitomo's personality, found in the products and the daily operations of Sumitomo Tire, is shaped by a company history extending more than 350 years. The history of Sumitomo dates back to the early 17th century, when Masatomo Sumitomo (1585-1652) opened a book and medicine shop in Kyoto. Later in life, he created his Founder's Precepts, which laid out his business philosophy. The Sumitomo Business Principles, stressing integrity and sound management, were originally based on Masatomo's Precepts and have been a central force shaping the spirit of each Sumitomo company for more than 350 years. Sumitomo's initial mainstay business was copper mining. It later diversified into a variety of fields including finance, insurance, iron and steel, real estate, and trade. Today, Sumitomo is acknowledged as one of Japan's leading business groups. Sumitomo's igeta symbol represents the freshness in spirit and substance, like the never-ending flow of a spring, that we at Sumitomo bring to the tire business. As an American company with roots in Japan, we continually demonstrate our ability to draw from the well of American and Japanese heritage, and bring forth fresh commitments to success.