Press Release

Mar. 25, 2011

Toyo Tires Resumes Shipments of Limited Quantities of Tires

Osaka, Japan - March 24, 2011 - TOYO TIRE & RUBBER CO., LTD. (President and CEO: Kenji Nakakura) expresses our sincerest  condolences to the victims of the recent Tohoku earthquake

Toyo Tires has announced that its Sendai manufacturing plant (in Iwanuma City, Miyagi Prefecture) has resumed shipments of limited quantities of tires, March 23rd 2011.  As previously reported, the plant recommenced production yesterday on a limited basis.

The Sendai plant mainly manufactures passenger car tires and light truck tires for both the Japanese and overseas markets.

Tires will continue to be manufactured on a restricted basis due to the limited availability of electricity, fuel and raw materials, and the disruptions from a still-recovering transportation system

Toyo Tires is continuing to strive to overcome these challenges so that our Sendai operations can continue to increase production and return to full production at the earliest possible date.

Photographs of shipments going out from the Sendai  Plant today.

Photographs of shipments going out from the Sendai Plant today.



Toyo Tire Corporation Corporate Communications Planning Dept.
Hyogo Head office Telephone: +81-72-789-9100 Facsimile: +81-72-773-3272
Tokyo office Telephone: +81-3-5822-6621 Facsimile: +81-3-3865-2240