History

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 (August 1945).

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
Jul 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
Jul 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
Jun 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
Jun 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