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History

Falken Tyres - History


  • 1983

    Falken brand is born.

  • 1983

    The first Falken tyre.

  • 1988

    Falken in Europe – the first office in Offenbach.

  • 1991

    Falken in the USA.

  • 1999

    Falken presents the FK451.

  • 1999

    Team Falken began competing in the ADAC 24h-Race at the Nürburgring.

  • 2001

    Falken is main sponsor at the Nürburgring.

  • 2005

    Class victory and 5th place in the overall classifi cation at the 24h race at the Nürburgring.

  • 2007

    Falken starts with the Nissan Z 33 at the 24h race.

  • 2008

    Founding of Falken Tyre Europe GmbH.

  • 2010

    Falken Europe starts distribution.

  • 2011

    Cooperation Falken and Porsche.

  • 2012

    Introduction of the new EUROALL AS200 - the first all-season tyre.

  • 2014

    The first Runflat tire.

  • 2015

    Falken finishes third in the ADAC 24h-Race at the Nürburgring.

  • 2016

    Falken presents a new winter tire for vans and van: EUROWINTER VAN01.

  • 2017

    Falken becomes the official tyre partner of Liverpool FC.

  • 2017

    Falken is the official partner of the 2017 DFL-Supercup.

  • 2017

    Falken is original equipment manufacturer for the Volkswagen Tiguan.

  • 2017

    Falken is once again partner for the Bundesliga relegation matches and the 2017 DFL-Supercup.

  • 2017

    Falken Tyre Europe again wins the VRÖ Awards.

  • 2017

    Falken uses second vehicle for the first time in the 2017 season – the FALKEN BMW M6 GT3

  • 2018

    Falken Sincera SN832 is highest ranking tyre in the ADAC Summer Tyre Test.

  • 2018

    For the fourth consecutive year, Falken is sponsoring Red Bull Air Race pilot Yoshihide Muroya as he competes in the fastest motorsport in the world.

  • 2018

    For the first time: Falken is presenting partner for the Audi Nines in Sölden.

  • 2018

    Falken supplies tyres for the new Mercedes- Benz G-Class. The new luxury off-roader is kitted out at the factory with 265/60R18 Falken Wildpeak A/T3WA and AS210A.

  • 2018

    FALKEN launches the ultimate off-road tyre, the WILDPEAK M/T, that guarantees a high level of driving pleasure, safety and reliability even under the toughest off-road conditions.

  • 2018

    Four Liverpool FC players are the faces of Falken’s new global campaign as the club’s official tyre partner. A unique piece of music brings Falken’s “On the Pulse” motto to life.

  • 2018

    Once again, Falken’s two cars running in the ADAC 24h Race at the famous Nürburgring demonstrate that the tyres provide maximum performance in all weather conditions. Both teams are in the top 15 at the end of the race.

  • 2018

    EUROALL SEASON AS210 is the name of the new premium all-weather tyre from Falken; the first sizes hit the market in July.

  • 2018

    Falken’s new all-season tyre aimed at van drivers, the EUROALL SEASON VAN11, is launched in July 2018.

  • 2018

    Falken continues its commitment to the Audi Nines and is also a sponsor of the Audi Nines MTB, which is held in the Bikepark Idarkopf.

  • 2018

    2018 goes down as a milestone in the history of Falken: for the fi rst time, Falken achieves a double in its almost 20-year affi liation with the VLN Endurance Championship at the Nürburgring. With a total of two overall victories and seven podium fi nishes, 2018 is the most successful season in the team’s history.

  • 2018/19

    Falken Tyre Europe is offi cial sponsor of the 26th IHF Men’s Handball World Championship staged in Germany and Denmark.

  • 2019

    In the anniversary racing season, Falken Motorsports starts with a new Porsche 911 GT3 R, which runs alongside the proven BMW M6 GT3 at the Nürburgring.

  • 2019

    For the third time in a row, Falken Tyre takes top spot in the passenger car tyre category of the VRÖ Awards for 2017/2018, which are awarded every two years by the Association of Austrian Tyre Specialists.

  • 2019

    The “Falken Tyres” legend decorates the City Tower in the German city of Offenbach.

  • 2019

    SRI, Falken’s parent company, receives the “Tire Technology of the Year Award” for its SENSING CORE tyre sensing technology.

  • 2019

    Big AUTO BILD summer tyre test 2019: this year, too, the FALKEN AZENIS FK510 once again takes a place on the podium of this renowned product test after being awarded third spot.

  • 2019

    Porsche delivers the latest generation of the Macan – which has been on sale in Germany since October 2018 – ex works with the SUV version of Falken’s bestseller, the AZENIS FK510 (235/60R18 and 255/55R18).