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
May 1955 Lists on the Tokyo Stock Exchange
Dec 1961 Sets up the Central R&D Laboratories (currently the Corporate Technology Center) in Hyogo
Sep 1964 Opens Hyogo Plant for polyurethane foam manufacturing
Jul 1966 Establishes its first automobile 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
Feb 1974 Acquires capital in Vaculug Australia Ltd. (currently Toyo Tyre and Rubber Australia Ltd.)
Sep 1975 Establishes automobile tire sales subsidiary company Toyo Reifen GmbH (currently Toyo Tire Europe GmbH) 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 Aichi
Oct 1996 Merged with Ryoto Tire Co., Ltd.
Sep 1999 Forms a business alliance with Kinugawa Rubber Industrial Co., Ltd. in the field of anti-vibration rubber parts
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 the main building of Toyo Technical Center (currently the Tire Technical Center)
Jan 2003 Establishes automobile tire sales subsidiary company Toyo Tire (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. in Shanghai, China, as a joint venture with Mitsubishi Corporation
Feb 2003 Establishes Soflan U-board Co., Ltd (currently Soflan Wiz Co., Ltd.) for manufacturing and sales of urethane-based heat-resistant building materials
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 automobile tire sales subsidiary company, Toyo Tyre (UK) Ltd. in Rushden, U.K.
Establishes automobile tire sales subsidiary company 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 automobile tire sales subsidiary company Toyo Tire Italia S.p.A in Collesalvetti, Italy
Apr 2007 Integrates 10 automobile tire sales subsidiaries to establish Toyo Tire Japan Co., Ltd.
Integrates two industrial sales companies to establish Toyo Chemical / Industrial Products Sales Corporation
May 2008 The business and capital alliance agreement with Bridgestone Corporation concluded
Jun 2008 Opens the Iberia representative office in Madrid, Spain
Establishes automobile tire sales subsidiary company Toyo Tire North America OE sales LLC in California, U.S.A.
Oct 2008 Establishes automobile tire sales subsidiary company Toyo Tire RUS LLC in Moscow, Russia
Apr 2010 Establishes Toyo Tire (Zhangjiagang) Co., Ltd. (currently 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 sales 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 sales in China, and changes its name to Toyo Tire (Zhucheng) Co., Ltd.
Oct 2011 Establishes Joint Venture in China for Railway Vehicle Parts with Wuxi Meifeng Rubber Products Manufacturing Co., Ltd., called “Wuxi Toyo Meifeng Rubber Products Manufacturing Co., Ltd.” in Wuxi City, Jiangsu Province, China, to manufacture and distribute parts for railway vehicles
Dec 2011 Establishes Toyo Rubber Chemical Products (Kingdom of Thailand) Limited
Jan 2013 Integrates DiverTec Business Unit chemical products segment and establish Toyo Chemical Products Co., Ltd.
Apr 2013 Establishes automobile tire sales subsidiary company Toyo Tires (Kingdom of Thailand) Co., Ltd.
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 (ex the Technical Research Center, Osaka)
Jun 2014 Establishes Rigid Polyurethane Thermal Insulation Manufacturing & Sales Subsidiary company Toyo Soflan Wiz (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

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