Toyo Tire Corporation (Formerly Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd.)
-The Company conducts business operations in two divisions: Tires and DiverTec (Chemical & Industrial products, Urethane products and Automotive parts).
-Bridgestone owns 7.87% of the Company’s stock shares.
-The tire business generates 85% of the Company’s sales. The Company develops, produces, and delivers tires for passenger cars, SUVs, crossover utility vehicles, and pickups; as well as tires for large-sized vehicles such as trucks and buses. It has three brands: Toyo Tires, Nitto, and Silverstone.
-The breakdown of tire sales in the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2018 is as follows: OE tires (17.0%) and replacement tires (83.0%), with 33.4% for the North American market.
-Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd. announced that it changed its English name to “Toyo Tire Corporation” on January 1, 2019. In conjunction with this name change, new company logo has been established. (From a press release on January 4, 2019)
|-Listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange||(As of Dec. 31, 2018)|
|Name or Company Name||Investment Ratio (%)|
|Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd. (Trust Account)||7.13|
|The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd. (Trust Account)||5.11|
|Toyota Motor Corp||3.75|
|BNYM RE FMSF-FRANKLIN MUTUAL GLO DISCOVERY FD||3.50|
|Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd. (Trust Account 9)||2.99|
-Tubes for tires
-Anti vibration rubbers
- Engine mounts
- Motors mounts
- Member mounts
- Differential mounts
- Strut mounts
- Exhaust mounts
- Dynamic dampers
-Urethane seat cushions
|Dec. 1943||Hirano Rubber Manufacturing established (with capital of 1.4 million yen).|
|Aug. 1945||Merged with Toyo Rubber Chemical, Inc., and the Company name was changed to Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd. (with capital of 9.5 million yen).
Produced footwear, tires, tubes, belts, recycled rubber and rubber coated fabric at the Amagasaki, Osaka, Ibaraki, Kawanishi, and Tokyo Plants, respectively.
|Aug. 1947||Started exporting truck tires.|
|May, 1949||Listed on the Osaka Stock Exchange.|
|Jul. 1953||Started operations at the Itami Plant to manufacture passenger-car tires.|
|May 1955||Listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange|
|Sep. 1961||Listed on the Nagoya Stock Exchange.|
|Dec. 1961||Established the Central Lab (currently the Technology Development Center, Ibaraki-shi)|
|Dec. 1962||Established Tohoku Toyo Rubber Inc. (Sendai-shi, Miyagi) for automobile tire production.|
|Jul. 1966||In order to launch tire sales in the USA, Toyo Tire (U.S.A.) Corp. was established as the first overseas sales subsidiary in the USA founded by a Japanese tire manufacturer.|
|Jun. 1971||Established Toyo Giant Tire Co., Ltd.
(currently Nippon Giant Tire Co., Ltd.)
|Feb. 1974||Established Toyo Tyre & Rubber Australia Ltd.|
|Jul. 1975||Established Tire Testing Course in Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan, the first of its kind built by a Japanese tire manufacturer.|
|Apr. 1978||Merged with Tohoku Toyo Rubber|
|Feb. 1979||Formed a comprehensive business alliance with Nitto Tire Inc. that covered manufacturing, technology, sales, and general administration.|
|Nov. 1979||Established Hishito Tire Inc.|
|Nov. 1981||Formed a business tie-up with Continental (Germany)|
|Jan. 1983||Signed a technology agreement with General Tire (currently Continental North America Inc.).|
|Jun. 1983||Established Fukushima Plant (Fukushima-shi, Fukushima) in order to produce marine products as authorized by the government.|
|Apr. 1985||Established Nippon Giant Tire Co., Ltd.
(joint venture with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company)
|Apr. 1986||Established Nippon Giant Tire Co., Ltd. (joint venture with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company)|
|Mar. 1987||Established a joint venture company Yoshin Kogyo with Zhengxin Rubber Industry (China) to develop business in anti-vibration rubber for automobiles.|
|Nov. 1988||Established a company, "GTY Tire Company" to manufacture radial-ply tires for trucks/buses as a joint venture with General Tire Company (U.S.) (currently Continental General Tire Company) and Yokohama Rubber.|
|Jan. 1996||Invested in Zhengxin Rubber (China) Inc., a subsidiary of Zhengxin Rubber Industry (Republic of China) in the field of passenger car tires.|
|Oct. 1996||Acquired Hishito Tire.|
|Dec. 1998||Itami Plant integrated into Kuwana Plant.|
|Sep. 1999||Formed a commercial alliance with Kinugawa Rubber Plant in the area of anti-vibration rubber products for automobiles.|
|Feb. 2000||8 domestic manufacturing offices acquired ISO 14001 certification.|
|Apr. 2000||Established Eastern Japan Automobile Parts Technical Center (Chiba Inage-ku).|
|Sep. 2000||Introduced independently operated profit centers.|
|Nov. 2001||Completed the main building of the "Toyo Technical Center", which is to become the central department for the R&D in the company, at (Itami-shi, Hyogo).|
|Aug. 2002||The Company entered into a capital participation in CSTP Tire (Xiamen) Co., Ltd. (China) in regards to radial tires for trucks/buses field,|
|Jan. 2003||Established Toyo Tire (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., which is a joint venture with Mitsubishi Corporation to sell tires in Shanghai, China.|
|Feb. 2003||Acquired a manufacturing subsidiary from Nichiasu Corporation and renamed it Soflan U-Board Co., Ltd. The subsidiary manufactures rigid urethane insulation boards.|
|Jun. 2004||Established Toyo Tire North America, Inc., an automotive tire manufacturing subsidiary in Georgia, U.S.A.|
|Jul. 2004||Established Toyo Advanced Technology Inc. in Nishi-ku, Osaka, a subsidiary to manufacture and sell polishing pads for semiconductor silicon wafer CMP equipment.|
|Sep. 2004||Established Toyo Automotive Parts (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd., a subsidiary to produce automotive anti-vibration rubber products in Guangzhou, China.|
|Apr. 2006||Merged Toyo Soflan Co,. Ltd. and Chubu Soflan Co., Ltd., forming a new company called Toyo Soflan Co., Ltd.|
|May 2008||Reached a basic agreement with Bridgestone Corporation to form a business and capital alliance.|
|Apr. 2010||Established a subsidiary, Toyo Tires Zhangjiagang Co., Ltd., to produce automotive tires in Chiangsu, China|
|Oct. 2010||Acquired all shares of Malaysia-based Silverstone Berhad, which manufactures and sell automotive tires, making the company a subsidiary.
|Apr. 2011||Established tire manufacturing subsidiary "Toyo Tyre Manufacturing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (Current, Toyo Tyre Malaysia Sdn Bhd)" in Perak, Malaysia.|
|Jun. 2011||Acquired complete equity of tire manufacturing and sales company "Shandong Silverstone Luhe Rubber & Tyre Co., Ltd." in Shandong, China, and changed its name to "Toyo Tire (Zhucheng) Co., Ltd".|
|Jul. 2017||Dissolved the business alliance with Kinugawa Rubber Industrial Co., Ltd.|
|Jan. 2019||Changed company name to TOYO TIRE.|
Supplemental Information 1
|(As of Dec. 31, 2017)|
|Signed date||Partner point
|May 16, 2008||Bridgestone Corporation
|-The two companies, which are confronting with changes in the business environment such as structural changes in demand, competition, and earnings in the global tire and rubber industry, decided to form a moderate business and capital alliance that is expected to bring additional value to the two companies while still enabling them to keep their own independence in terms of business management.
-The Business Alliance Itself: After signing the agreement, Toyo and Bridgestone choose areas of the business alliance and determine what actual alliance projects they should pursue together in each business area.
-Capital Alliance: Toyo issues 20 million new shares. This amounts to 8.72% of all outstanding stock. It then allocates all those shares to Bridgestone. Bridgestone allocate 3.9 million of its treasury shares, which amount to 0.48% of outstanding shares to Toyo.
Major Joint Venture Agreements
|(As of Dec. 31, 2016)|
|Signed date||Partner point
|Dec. 24, 1986||Zhengxin Rubber Industry Co., Ltd. (Taiwan)||Yangxin Industry Co., Ltd.
|-Toyo Tire & Rubber: 50%
-Zhengxin Rubber Industry Co., Ltd. (China): 50%
|Manufactures anti-vibration rubber for automobiles|
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