Press Release


Jun. 02, 2004

Toyo Tire & Rubber Exhibits at Auto China 2004

OSAKA, JAPAN – June 2, 2004 – Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd. (President: Yoshio Kataoka) will display its products at the Auto China 2004 exhibition. The show will be held for eight days, from June 9 (Sunday) to 16 (Wednesday) at the International Exhibition Center in Beijing.

* June 9: Press Day, June 10 and 11: Trading Days, June 12 to 16: General Admission Days

The Toyo Tire & Rubber booth will exhibit tires currently on sale or scheduled for release in the near future in China, as well as the PROXES S/T, OPEN COUNTRY A/T, and OPEN COUNTRY M/T models, which are enjoying explosive popularity in Europe and North America. The booth will also demonstrate Company technologies, including the DURAFLAT II run-flat tire and the ACTIVE CONTROL MOUNT automotive anti-vibration rubber product using simple testers.

One of the largest Chinese motor shows, Auto China is held alternately with Auto Shanghai. The 2004 event marks the eighth Auto China show in the exhibition series. This year’s show will be the biggest yet, spread out over approximately 120,000m2. Organizers expect some 30% more exhibitors than the 1,200 who participated in the last event.

Toyo Tire & Rubber plans to enhance its brand image in the Chinese market by exhibiting at Auto China 2004, and expects that its presence there will spur sales of truck and bus radial tires manufactured by Cheng Shin-Petrel (Xiamen) CO. , Ltd., which starts full-scale operation in June this year.

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