North America

Akron, Ohio, USA - Headquarters

Our Akron location not only acts as the world headquarters for Smithers Rapra, but it also home to chemical / material analysis and and product testing laboratories. These labs specialize in chemical and physical / mechanical analysis of rubber and polymeric materials and testing of finished goods such as hoses and tubing, automotive components, vehicle systems, electronics, etc.

425 West Market Street
Akron, Ohio 44303
United States

Office +1 330 762 7441

Ravenna, Ohio, USA - Laboratory

Our Ravenna laboratory is the main center for tire testing in our North American operations. We conduct testing services for Tier 1/2/3 tire manufacturers as well as automotive manufacturers, fleets, and other recreation vehicle manufacturers. This laboratory is currently the National Tire Reference Laboratory for Rolling Resistance as chosen by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA).

1150 North Freedom Street
Ravenna, Ohio 44266
United States

Office +1 330 297 1495

Lansing, Michigan, USA - Laboratory 

Our Lansing Product Testing laboratory compliments the main Akron Product tesitng laboratory by providing added capacity in the areas of temperature / environmental testing, shock testing, vibration testing, and pressure testing. With close proximity to the Detroit metro area, this facility provides a more centralized location for many of our automotive industry clientele.

6539 Westland Way, Suite 21
Lansing, Michigan 48917
United States

Office +1 517 322 6086

Brimley, Michigan, USA - Winter Test Center

Located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, the Smithers Winter Test Center is a world-class facility ideal of winter performance testing on tires, vehicles, and other components under extreme cold and hazardous road conditions. Our facility features over 750 acres of snow, ice, and bare pavement surfaces and is staffed by more than 40 employees to maintain those surfaces daily. Evaluations done at our facility include: tire performance, powertrain performance, snow ingestion, fuel systems, power steering systems, antilock brakes, heaters / defrosters and cold-start testing.

Route 1 - M28
Brimley, Michigan 49715
United States

Winter Season Phone +1 906 248 5557

Off Season Phone +1 330 762 7441