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Toyo information

Toyo is a Japanese company with headquarters in Osaka.


Important dates:

1943: company founded under the name: Hirano Rubber Manufacturing Inc.

1966:  Tyres sold in America.

1975: Toyo Reifen set up in Germany under a joint-venture with Mitsubishi Corporation.


At the end of March 2009, the Group’s annual sales amounted to Yen 328 billion i.e. some €2.6 billion.

In 2008, Yen 9.6 million were invested in Research & Development.

In March 2009, Toyo Tire & Rubber Co employed 3,063 people.

Toyo also manufactures truck tyres.

In addition to manufacturing tyres, the Toyo brand is an automotive part manufacturer.  26% of its annual sales come from other activities: chemicals, and automotive parts.

Competition / sports sponsorship

Motor racing sponsorship:

  • The Toyo tyre brand sponsors teams at endurance motor racing events, especially in Japan.