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Precisely engineered performance tires.

Sumitomo Tires has a fascinating history which actually goes all the way back to 1615, when a former Buddhist monk, Sumitomo Masatomo, started the Sumitomo group, a business enterprise which endures to this day. Along with starting this group, Masatomo set down a list of precepts which would guide how his enterprise would do business. Among other things, these directions stressed integrity and sound management practices. They remain a driving force behind the production of Sumitomo Tires.

As such, it should come as no surprise the company grew to become one of the largest manufacturers of tires in the world. Their line of tires offers a nice selection of high-performance options and affordability. The precepts have also consistently guided Sumitomo Tires toward ingenuity and innovation.

This diverse selection of tires has just about everything. For example, if you drive a sporty car which needs to put up with a winter climate, there’s the Sumitomo HTR A/S P01. On the other hand, if you need extremely responsive handling during wet and dry conditions, you’ll be quite happy with the Sumitomo HTR Z III.

The list goes on and on, but hopefully, the point is clear: Sumitomo Tires’ selection has something for just about everyone. No matter how unique you think your requirements might be, if you have a passenger vehicle, light truck, or medium truck, this manufacturer will offer multiple options.