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History

Aug 1945

Toyo Rubber Industrial, established, strengthened and developed by Toyo Boseki (today known as Toyobo) in order to develop the rubber industry, merged with Hirano Rubber Manufacturing; Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd. Established

 

July 1953

Opens Itami Plant for motor vehicle tire manufacturing (Itami City, Hyogo Prefecture)

 

May 1955

Lists on the Tokyo Stock Exchange

 

Dec 1961

Sets up the Central R&D Laboratories (currently the Corporate Technology Center) in Hyogo

 

July 1966

Establishes its first tire sales subsidiary, Toyo Tire (U.S.A.) Corp. (currently Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp.) in U.S.

 

Apr 1971

Opens Akashi Plant in Hyogo for pollution control devices and industrial rubber products manufacturing (Kako, Hyogo Prefecture)

 

Feb 1974

Acquires capital in Vaculug Australia Ltd. (currently Toyo Tyre and Rubber Australia Ltd.)

 

Sep 1975

Establishes Toyo Reifen GmbH (currently Toyo Tire Europe GmbH) tire sales subsidiary in Europe as a joint venture with Mitsubishi Corporation

 

Feb 1979

Establishes a comprehensive business partnership with Nitto Tire Co., Ltd.

 

Apr 1986

Opens the Automotive Parts Technical Center in Miyoshi City, Aichi Prefecture

 

Oct 1996

Merged with Ryoto Tire Co., Ltd.

 

Feb 2001

Establishes Toyo Automotive Parts (U.S.A.), Inc. in Kentucky, U.S.A., for anti-vibration rubber parts manufacturing and sales

 

Nov 2001

Opens Toyo Technical Center (currently the Tire Technical Center) in Itami City, Hyogo Prefecture

 

Jan 2003

Establishes Toyo Tire (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. in Shanghai, China, as a joint venture with Mitsubishi Corporation

 

June 2004

Establishes Toyo Tire North America, Inc. (currently Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing Inc.) in Georgia, U.S.A., for tire manufacturing

 

Sep 2004

Establishes Toyo Automotive Parts (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd. in Guangzhou, China, for anti-vibration rubber parts manufacturing

 

Jul 2005

Establishes Toyo Tyre (UK) Ltd. in Rushden, U.K and Toyo Tire Benelux B.V. in Roosendaal, Netherlands

 

Apr 2006

Integrates Toyo Soflan Co., Ltd. and Chubu Soflan Co., Ltd. to establish Toyo Soflan Co., Ltd.

 

Nov 2006

Acquires Toyo Tire Italia S.p.A in Collesalvetti, Italy

 

Apr 2007

Integrates 10 tire subsidiaries to establish Toyo Tire Japan Co., Ltd.

 

May 2008

Concludes business and capital alliance agreement with Bridgestone Corporation

 

June 2008

Opens the Iberia representative office in Madrid, Spain Establishes Toyo Tire North America OE Sales LLC in California, U.S.A.

 

Oct 2008

Establishes Toyo Tire RUS LLC in Moscow, Russia

 

Apr 2010

Establishes Toyo Tire Zhangjiagang Co., Ltd., a subsidiary in Jiangsu, China, for passenger and light truck tires manufacturing

 

Dec 2010

Completes acquisition of Silverstone Berhad, the motor vehicle tire manufacturer and seller in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

Apr 2011

Establishes Toyo Tyre Manufacturing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd(Current, Toyo Tyre Malaysia Sdn Bhd), for passenger and light truck tires manufacturing

 

Jun 2011

Completes acquisition of Shandong Silverstone Luhe
Rubber & Tyre Co., Ltd., the motor vehicle tire manufacturer and seller in China, and changes its name to Toyo Tire (Zhucheng) Co., Ltd.

 

Dec 2011

Establishes sales subsidiary company for automotive anti-vibration rubber products Toyo Rubber Chemical Products (Thailand) Limited in Ayutthaya Province, Thailand

 

Dec 2012

Changes name of tire production subsidiary Toyo Tyre Manufacturing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd in Perak, Malaysia to Toyo Tyre Malaysia Sdn Bhd

 

Oct 2013

Establishes sales subsidiary company for automotive anti-vibration rubber products Toyo Automotive Parts de Mexico S.A. de C.V

 

Dec 2013

Opens the Corporate Technology Center (Hyogo) as part of its relocation project of Central Research Center (the former Technical Research Center, Osaka)

 

Dec 2017

Divests chemical industrial products business (excluding seismic isolation rubber for construction) and rigid polyurethane foam business

 

Nov 2018

Capital and business alliance agreement with Mitsubishi Corporation

 

Dec 2018

Divests flexible urethane foam business

 

Jan 2019

Changes trade name to Toyo Tire Corporation