• 08.26.2014 – SUMITOMO AND TBC BRANDS ANNOUNCE THE “ENHANCE YOUR DRIVE, ENHANCE YOUR SAVINGS” CONSUMER REBATE PROMOTION

    Palm Beach Gardens, FL – August 26, 2014 –Consumers who purchase a set of 4 Sumitomo HTR ENHANCE performance touring tires between September 1 and October 17 will have the opportunity to receive a $50 VISA prepaid gift card as part of the “Enhance your Drive, Enhance your Savings” mail–in rebate promotion.

    The HTR ENHANCE, released in April of this year, is the newest and most technologically advanced tire from Sumitomo and features the “Confidence Enhanced” best in class warranty package, which includes extended mileage treadwear coverage, along with a free 45–day test drive, 2–year roadside assistance coverage, and 1–year road hazard protection coverage.

    Featuring 60 T, H, V and W rated sizes in 15” through 18” rim diameters, the HTR ENHANCE is engineered to perfectly align with both the sophisticated performance capabilities of later model vehicles and the increased consumer preference for tires that offer an optimum blend of extended tread life, agile handling, all–season traction capability and refined ride comfort.

    Additionally, the HTR ENHANCE size lineup is tuned for specific vehicle applications and fitments with the ENHANCE L/X designed for passenger car use and the ENHANCE C/X manufactured with the unique performance and durability requirements of crossovers and SUVs in mind.

    “The ENHANCE is the perfect choice for drivers looking for top–tier quality and technology, precision performance, and warranty protection at a price that offers an exceptional value,” said Jon Vance, Senior Director of Product Marketing, TBC Brands. “With this rebate offer, we are very pleased to offer consumers this opportunity to save on their purchase and experience the value of the HTR ENHANCE for even less”.

    Purchasers of the HTR ENHANCE can visit www.sumitomotire.com or www.tbcbrands.rebatepromotions.com to download the official rebate form for mail–in redemption. Along with the completed rebate form, customers must submit the original store receipt for the purchase of 4 HTR ENHANCE tires.

  • 08.13.2014 – SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES RECEIVES ISO/IEC17025 ACCREDITATION FOR TIRE PERFORMANCE TESTING

    Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) is pleased to announce that our head office, tire test course and domestic factories have received accreditation in ISO/IEC17025, an international standard establishing general requirements for the competencies of testing and calibration laboratories, for our tire performance testing program.

    “ISO/IEC17025” is an international standard for testing and calibration laboratories that requires both technical competence and the ability to produce consistently accurate results. Following a thorough examination conducted by Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation Inc. (PJLA)*, an ISO accreditation organization, SRI received accreditation in the ISO/IEC17025 standard.

    This accreditation serves as internationally recognized proof of SRI’s technical capabilities in the field of tire performance testing.

     

    Accredited Locations

    Kobe Head Office

    Okayama Tire Test Course

    Shirakawa Factory, Nagoya Factory, Miyazaki Factory

    Accredited Testing Category

    Rolling resistance testing for tires for passenger cars, light trucks, trucks and buses.

    Wet grip testing for tires for passenger cars and light trucks.

    Measurement testing, tire strength testing, rim detachment testing, durability performance testing and high-speed durability testing for tires for motorcycles, passenger cars, light trucks, trucks and buses.

    Accreditation Date

    May 28

    May 4

    Accreditation Number

    78344

    76929

    Certificate Number

    L14-140

    L14-124

    To view the accredited testing details and the Certificates of Accreditation, click here.

    *PJLA is a member of the National Cooperation for Laboratory Accreditation (NACLA, USA) and is a signatory to the Mutual Recognition Agreement between the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC) regarding testing and calibration programs.

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