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Dive into Falken’s history with Tyrepower

Falken tyres are one of the most well-known tyre brands in Australia. They have been in the market since 1983 after being founded in Japan. At Tyrepower in Western Australia, we have a wide range of Falken tyres to suit everyone's needs.

If you’re one of the biggest fans of Falken, keep reading. We’ll provide you with an overview of Falken's history:

All tyres have a history

First Falken tyre.

As mentioned before, Falken was founded in 1983 in Japan. Its name represents performance, dynamism, and natural elegance. They are the flagship brand of high-quality radial tyres.

Falken is a high-profile brand that focuses on delivering continuous innovation and quality products. The company is part of Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI), the world’s fifth-largest tyre manufacturer.

Falken’s Timeline

  • 1983: The Falken brand was created as a top-class brand of OHTSU Rubber & Tire in Japan.
  • 1985: Started Falken Motorsports & U.S. Distribution.
  • 1988: Falken introduces the Sincera Tire.
  • 1988: Falken Tyre Europe GmbH was founded in Offenbach am Main, Germany.
  • 1991: Opened U.S. Headquarters in Rancho Cucamonga, U.S.
  • 1996: The first Ziex branded tyre was launched: Ziex ZE502.
  • 2000: Falken Tire participates in Rally Australia 2000.
  • 2001: AZENIS Tire line is launched with AZENIS ST115 and AZENIS RT215.
  • 2010: Falken introduces the Wildpeak A/T Tire to reactivate the top-level SUV and Light Truck segments.
  • 2012: The new Falken Tire headquarters was located in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.
  • 2016: The Sumitomo Rubber USA factory in Tonawanda began to produce Falken Tire-branded tyres.
  • 2016: Falken partners with the Qantas Wallabies as a sponsor.
  • 2017: Falken became a sponsor of the English Premier League team Liverpool F.C.
  • 2018: Falken Azenis FK510 wins the Wheels Magazine Tyre Test in Australia.

Falken tyres

Nowadays, Falken produces tyres for passenger cars, motorcycles, buses, light trucks, trucks, and agricultural machinery. Many of the Falken tyre range is divided into categories:

Azenis

Falken Azenis tyre.

The name of the Azenis moniker comes from the ‘Zenith of the Age’. This means the culmination of Falken’s engineering achievements.

The Falken Azenis tyre represents ultimate performance. It has been used on race tracks over the years.

Many of the Azenis tyres are suited to passenger cars and sports cars.

Ziex

The Ziex Falken tyre.

The Ziex name comes from the German word Ziel, which means goal. The letter X symbolises the boundless future and ongoing advancement of the tyre range.

The Ziex is the perfect all-around tyre. It combines the best balance of comfort, sportiness, and economy.

These tyres are specifically designed for modern SUVs and CUVs. They provide a combination of long tread life and all-weather safety.

Wildpeak

The Falken Wildpeak tyre.

The Wildpeak tyre was born at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, USA, after countless records and victories.

Wildpeak tyres are ideal for 4x4s and SUVs. They are suitable for highways, all-terrains or mud conditions.

Sincera

Sincera Falken tyre.

Sincera tyres are the fusion of security, safety, and reliability. They are designed for the everyday driver who wants the finest in comfortable and economical tyres.

This tyre is designed to be fitted to passenger cars.

Falken tyres at Tyrepower

At Tyrepower, we stock a wide range of Falken tyres to meet everyone's needs. If you have any questions about Falken, call us on (08) 9457 4546. Otherwise, drop in and visit us at 9 Augusta St, Willetton and speak to the team.

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