Against a backdrop of “skyrocketing market prices” for natural rubber and petroleum-based raw materials that permeated the first half of the year, Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. is raising full-year expectations.
Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. will be one of the first corporations to tap into the power of the Fugaku Supercomputer, which the company says "is capable of performing approximately 442 quadrillion calculations per second."
Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. has begun testing a tire pressure management solutions (TPMS) service that provides remote monitoring of tire pressure and tire temperature. The tiremaker is working with partners in Japan to monitor the consumer tires on vehicles leased and rented to the public.
There were fewer Freightliner, Peterbilt, Kenworth, Volvo, Mack and International trucks at the Mid-America Trucking Show this year because all the Class 8 original equipment truck manufacturers declined to attend. But tire manufacturers and marketers did their best to make up the difference in floor space.