BRUSSELS — Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (SRI) has joined the European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers' Association (ETRMA) through its Falken Tyre Europe subsidiary.
SRI became eligible for ETRMA membership because of its joint venture tire plant in Cankiri, Turkey, which opened in 2015.
Sumitomo becomes the ETRMA's 11th corporate tire manufacturer member. The others are: Apollo Tyres Ltd.; Bridgestone Corp.; Continental A.G.; Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.; Goodyear Europe; Hankook Tire Co. Ltd.; Group Michelin; Nokian Tyres P.L.C.; Pirelli Tyre; and Trelleborg Wheel Systems.
Falken's membership will go into effect in January.