Toyo announces Japan relief donation
Toyo Tire & Rubber has joined its fellow countrymen Bridgestone and Yokohama Rubber in announcing assistance to the regions of Japan affected by the recent earthquake and tsunami. In a press statement expressing the company’s deepest condolences to the families who have lost their loved ones or otherwise suffered in the March 11 disaster, Toyo Tires announced it will donate 150 million yen (£1.1 million) to assist in relief efforts. The company is giving is giving 100 million yen to the Miyagi Prefecture and 50 million yen to the Fukushima Prefecture.
“Toyo Tires Group has close and long-standing ties to the communities of both Miyagi and Fukushima Prefectures, which have suffered devastating losses in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami,” the company shared in its statement. Group plants in the region include Toyo Tire & Rubber’s Sendai Factory (located in Iwanuma City, Miyagi Prefecture), plus manufacturing subsidiaries in Fukushima City and in Iwaki City – both in Fukushima Prefecture.
“Together with the surrounding communities, Toyo Tires Group’s manufacturing sites have also been adversely impacted by the earthquake and tsunami,” reports Toyo. “However, we are making every effort toward an expeditious recovery. All of us at Toyo Tires Group hope that our financial contribution to these communities will assist the people of this region who have suffered alongside us in these difficult days, and help lay the foundation to rebuild the region.”