Sumitomo Rubber USA’s New York Plant Produces Its First Falken OE Tire

Nov. 16, 2020

The Falken Ziex ZE001A all-season tire in size 235/65R17 103T will roll on the 2021 Toyota Sienna. It's the first tire to be made in Sumitomo's factory in Buffalo, N.Y., selected as an original equipment fitment.

Toyota expects the minivan to be available in showrooms in late 2020 or early 2021.

The Falken Ziex ZE001A features four circumferential grooves to evacuate water and enhance hydroplane resistance and stability in wet conditions. Chamfered tread block corners support even wear throughout the tire’s life, and a solid center rib directs handling response.

“We are very pleased to be selected as an original equipment supplier for the all-new 2021 Toyota Sienna, a very exciting vehicle to come from Toyota,” says David Colletti, Falken’s vice president of OE, technical service and quality assurance. “We’re honored to provide our Ziex ZE001A tire for the Sienna, further expanding our relationship with Toyota with another Falken original equipment tire.”