Falken ZIEX ZE914 Ecorun is Awarded GTU Recommended Seal of Approval


Falken’s summer tyre recommended by leading German automobile organisations

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Offenbach, February 21st 2013. GTÜ (Gesellschaft für Technische Überwachung), Germany’s largest officially recognised inspection organisation and Autoclub Europa (ACE), one of the leading automobile clubs in Germany have conducted extensive summer tyre tests and have recommended the Falken ZIEX ZE914 Ecorun.

GTÜ and Autoclub Europa compared 16 summer tyres in the 195/65 R15 size and jointly conducted tests for safety on wet and dry surfaces along with fuel economy.

According to the test, the Falken ZIEX ZE914 Ecorun (Label: Fuel Efficiency – C, wet grip – B) delivered impressive results on dry surfaces while providing superb driving comfort and fuel economy. The summer tyre received its “recommended” rating by achieving an above-average environmental score at a low price to performance ratio.

“The test results and the recommendation are satisfying acknowledgments of our engineers’ hard work in the development of the Falken ZIEX ZE914 Ecorun,” says Markus Bögner, German Sales Director of Falken Tyre Europe GmbH. “Falken changed the composition of the compound in the ZE914 and combined it with a higher-silica content; this enabled our engineers to strike the perfect balance between driver safety and fuel efficiency.”

About FALKEN Tyres Europe:

The technology and development of Falken High Performance Tyres and their driving characteristics have for many years been derived from motorsport, most recently its participation in the American Le Mans Series and Nürburgring 24 Hours. Tyre technologies developed on track are often transferred to the road, offering improvements in wet and dry grip, efficiency, feeling and control.

Falken is a brand of Sumitomo Rubber Industries Japan, with European headquarters in Frankfurt. In Europe, Falken has aggressively expanded its product range, launching new products in new sectors and niches across Europe. Falken’s current products range from the track-inspired AZENIS series including the latest FK453 flagship through to the efficient and innovative ZE914 and the rugged all-terrain WildPeak A/T and cold weather EUROWINTER HS449.

All FALKEN products fulfil the ISO standards 9001 and 14001. For more information visit www.falken-europe.de or facebook.com/falkenmotorsports

Motorsport has formed the basis for both the technology and development of FALKEN High Performance Tyres. FALKEN racing tyres demonstrate their quality and performance in the most challenging race series in the world including the Super Taikyu Series, the American Le Mans Series and the legendary 24-Hour Race at the Nürburgring. Falken has a growing range of performance tyres for both on and off road. Its latest tyres include the FK453CC, a tyre specifically developed to meet the exacting demands of the performance SUV sector.

All FALKEN products fulfil the ISO standards 9001 and 14001. FALKEN is a brand of SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES LTD., Japan