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Falken e. ZIEX with lowest rolling resistance

Do electric cars need special tyres? Or do they run better with normal tyres? AutoBild asked these very questions and tested eight summer tyres in size 235/55 R 19. The Falken e. ZIEX proved able to impress.

Price Announcement

We would like to inform you that Falken Tyre Europe GmbH will implement structural price adjustments across Europe from June 1st, 2024. These changes affect the Falken and Sumitomo brands in different product segments.

The Green Hell is calling: Falken Motorsports is ready for the season opener of the Nürburgring Endurance Series

Falken Motorsports will kick off the new Nordschleife season next weekend: The two teal-and-blue Porsche 911 GT3 R (992) will contest the first two races of the year at the season opener of the Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS). Alessio Picariello, Joel Eriksson and Martin Ragginger will take the wheel of the Porsche on both days, while Tim Heinemann and Nico Menzel will each tackle one race. The Japanese tyre brand, which is also one of the official partners of the popular championship, has its sights set on overall victory at the season opener on the legendary Nordschleife.

Falken joins forces with the BILSTEIN racing team in the Green Hell

Falken is expanding its motorsport involvement in the ADAC Nürburgring endurance series and is supporting the BILSTEIN racing team from this season. Jimmy Broadbent, Steve Alvarez Brown and Misha Charoudin, all high-profile influencers in the sim racing and motorsport scene, will take turns at the wheel.

SRI secures ‘Environmental Achievement of the Year’ prize at Tire Technology International Awards

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd (SRI) – the parent company of Falken Tyres – has won the ‘Environmental Achievement of the Year: Manufacturing’ category at this year's Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation and Excellence. Recognising the latest advances towards a greener and more sustainable industry, recipients are decided by a panel of experts from the tyre industry and science.

Falken ZIEX ZE310 Ecorun among the top ten in the major AUTO BILD summer tyre test

The tyre tests by the trade journals are eagerly awaited every year. The first results are now in. At AutoBild, 55 candidates with the size 205/55 R 16 V were given the chance to prove themselves in this year’s summer tyre test. This dimension fits numerous compact cars such as the VW Golf and the Opel Astra. Among other achievements, the Falken ZIEX ZE310 Ecorun demonstrated a very good price/performance balance.

Sales promotion campaign "Falken says fill up" has been successful on the market for twelve years

Falken is pleased to announce that since its launch in 2012, the "Falken says fill up" sales promotion has continued to grow in importance and expand to various core European markets. This year's promotion is taking place in no fewer than 14 European countries. Just in time for the changeover season, customers who opt for a set of Falken summer or all-season tyres in the period from 15 March to 31 May 2024 will receive an Aral fuel voucher for refuelling and shopping in the amount of 20 euros.

Falken Motorsports confirms its driver line-up for NLS and N24

Falken Motorsports is relying on a proven driver line-up for the 2024 Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS) and ADAC Ravenol 24h Nürburgring race. Its pair of teal-and-blue Porsche 911 GT3 R (992) will be driven by Julien Andlauer, Klaus Bachler, Sven Müller, Alessio Picariello, Joel Eriksson, Tim Heinemann, Nico Menzel and Martin Ragginger.

Falken Motorsports commits to NLS for 2024

Falken Motorsports will once again contest the 2024 Nürburgring Langstrecken-Serie (NLS) and the ADAC Ravenol 24h Nürburgring – with a pair of Porsche 911 GT3 R (992) for what promises to be another action-packed season of racing on the Nordschleife.

SRI and Falken receive a trio of TTI award nominations

Falken and its parent company, Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd (SRI), are celebrating a strong start to the year with a trio of nominations in this year’s "Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation and Excellence".

Sumitomo Rubber sets higher targets to achieve carbon neutrality across the supply chain by 2030

Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. has set new, higher emission reduction targets to achieve carbon neutrality throughout its supply chain by 2030. In addition, the company has increased the reduction of emissions from its own production facilities and suppliers, also targeted by the aforementioned date. Previously set targets have already been achieved ahead of schedule thanks to active efforts. The company will take further initiatives to achieve carbon neutrality throughout the supply chain in line with its long-term sustainability policy: "Driving Our Future Challenge 2050".

Falken’s ‘fill up’ promotion is extended

Falken is extending its popular ‘fill up’ campaign until December 15th. Launched in September, the promotion rewards customers who buy a set of Falken tyres, with a voucher which can be spent on fuel or in-store goods.

Sumitomo Rubber Industries accelerates its journey towards sustainable sourcing of natural rubber

Sustainability has always been more than a mere phrase for Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI). In its continuous effort to responsibly source raw materials, enhance sustainability along the natural rubber supply chain, mitigate risks in upstream processes and expedite the adoption of more sustainable sourcing practices, the company has introduced the environmental and social risk assessment tool, Rubberway.

Falken unveils its first U-UHP tyre for road and track in Europe; the AZENIS RS820

Falken has unveiled the AZENIS RS820 – a new ultra-ultra-high-performance (UUHP) tyre. The new pattern has been designed to offer responsive handling, balanced wet and dry grip and impressive feel on both road and track. Initially available in 38 sizes spanning 19 to 21 inches, with cross-sections from 30 to 45, and a Y speed index – of up to 300 km/h – the AZENIS RS820 is derived from Falken’s race-winning motorsport technologies and experience honed from over 20 years of competing on the Nürburgring.

Falken expands cold weather tyre season offering

Falken is expanding its range of winter tyres with the EUROWINTER HS02 and HS02 PRO product lines now available in a choice of 45 and 74 sizes respectively. In addition to adding numerous sizes to its range of winter tyres, Falken is also offering a new all-season tyre, the Falken EUROALL SEASON AS220 PRO. Designed to perform all year round and available in Europe since mid-September, the EUROALL SEASON AS220 PRO is aimed specifically at performance-oriented vehicles.

Falken expands its 4x4 line-up with new R/T01 rugged terrain flagship tyre

Falken Tyre Europe GmbH is expanding its 4x4 tyre portfolio with the launch of the WILDPEAK R/T01 for demanding terrain – ensuring the manufacturer now has a tyre for every off-road application. Engineered with adventure in mind – and across the toughest of applications – the R/T01’s tread design and structure are intended to provide maximum performance on the most difficult terrain.

Falken at NUFAM

Falken will be presenting its outstanding tyres for HGVs, light trucks and commercial vehicles at this year’s commercial vehicle trade show “NUFAM”, which will take place in Karlsruhe from 21 to 24 September 2023. With over 350 exhibitors and more than 23,000 trade visitors, NUFAM is one of the largest industry gatherings in Europe.

From now on, things run smoothly: “Falken says fill up”

"Falken says fill up" again this season: Just in time for the changeover season, Falken starts its popular sales campaign. In the period from 15 September to 30. November 2023, those who decide to purchase Falken EUROWINTER HS01, EUROWINTER HS01 SUV, EUROWINTER HS02, EUROWINTER HS02 PRO, EUROALL SEASON AS200, EUROALL SEASON AS210, EUROALL SEASON AS220 PRO, WILDPEAK AT3WA, EUROWINTER VAN01 or EUROALL SEASON VAN11 from a size of 16 inches can expect an Aral SuperCard® worth 20 euros as a free bonus for refueling and shopping.

Falken Tyre Europe continues its focus on football

Falken Tyre Europe will continue its fruitful partnerships with two top clubs; Borussia Mönchengladbach from Germany and Atlético Madrid from Spain for the upcoming season. Sports marketing agency SPORTFIVE initiated the original collaborations with the clubs and has acted as an intermediary for these latest extensions.

Falken Motorsports finishes on the podium at the 12h Nürburgring with both Porsche 911 GT3 R

At the sixth round of the Nürburgring Endurance Series, the 63rd Eibach ADAC ACAS Cup and also the first part of this year's 12h Nürburgring, Falken Motorsports was able to celebrate a double overall podium: Klaus Bachler and David Pittard, who started in the #3 Falken Porsche, finished second in the six-hour race. The #4 sister car of Dennis Fetzer and Martin Ragginger completed the podium with a third place overall.

Falken competes in the season highlight of Nürburgring Endurance Series

The summer break is over: Falken Motorsports returns to the Green Hell for the 12h race, the season highlight of the Nürburgring Endurance Series, and aims to repeat on its overall victory from the last race. The two Porsche 911 GT3 R cars will tackle the first race on Saturday, in which the checkered flag does not fall until nightfall. In addition, the fans can look forward to seeing the actors of the Falken Drift Show.

Happy birthday Falken: 40 Years of Performance

Falken Tyre Europe celebrates its 40th anniversary this year – marking the occasion with a milestone event which included speeches from Tomohiko Masuta, Senior Executive Manager, CEO and Managing Director of Falken Tyre Europe and Dr Felix Schwenke, Lord Mayor of Offenbach.

Falken Motorsports celebrates dominant victory at the 6h race at Nürburgring

Strong performance from Falken Motorsports in the Nürburgring Endurance Series: at the ROWE 6h ADAC Ruhr-Pokal race, David Pittard and Joel Eriksson celebrate a dominant victory in the #3 Porsche 911 GT3 R, securing the first Nordschleife success for the new 992 generation model. The #4 sister car of Martin Ragginger and Dennis Fetzer, which initially finished in second place, was disqualified after the race.

Falken movie: Close to the Drivers, Close to the team

Strap yourself into the driver's seat of our Porsche, let yourself be intoxicated by the speed and immerse yourself in the world of the toughest endurance race! "A Monument to the Art of Racing" is the name of our new clip, which we shot for you at the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring and which is available on YouTube from today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1qkfunhlRk

Technical Support for TBR and BUS tyres from Falken now available in several languages

The “Technical Support Guide for TBR and Bus Tyres” which Falken Tyre Europe GmbH published in English for its customers throughout Europe last summer is now available in several additional language versions. From now on, the popular guide for registered customers is available to download at both the B2B web shop and the media centre in the languages of English, German, Spanish, Polish, Italian and Greek.

Falken ready for the 24-hour marathon in the Green Hell

One of the most sensational motorsport spectacles of the year is heading to the starting grid: this year's 24-hour race on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife will start on May 20th. Once again, the teal and blue race cars from Falken are entered for the race: two Porsche 911 GT3 R Type 992 cars aiming for victory.

We are expanding our presence in virtual motorsport

Nürburgring, Watkins Glen, Spa, Le Mans or Fuji? Get ready for a virtual journey to some of the most spectacular circuits in the world with our new Esports activation. Falken will partner with Dörr Esports and create an official Falken Esports team. We kick off our campaign with the "24h of Nürburgring" - a highly anticipated event on iRacing’s Special Events calendar that takes place one week before the ‘real’ 24-hour race.

Falken donates 5 x 1,000 euros to local initiatives in Offenbach

Falken Tyre Europe GmbH traditionally places considerable emphasis on social responsibility and diversity at the local level. In this context, as in previous years, Falken is once again supporting good causes in its local region and making five 1,000 euros donations to five charities in Offenbach.

Sumitomo Rubber Technology awarded tyre industry's highest prize

Results from Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd’s (SRI) research into producing a sustainable and reliable alternative to natural rubber from tomato enzymes, for future car tyre applications, have rewarded the company with the coveted 2023 "Tire Technology international Award for Innovation and Excellence".

GetSpeed RaceTaxi takes off with Falken

Full throttle through the “Grüne Hölle” - this is a new motto of GetSpeed. The exclusive RaceTaxi for the Nürburgring Nordschleife will be blue and turquoise in future - a clear signal for the new partnership with tyre brand Falken.