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Toyo teams up with Tough Mudder for 2019 events

Toyo teams up with Tough Mudder for 2019 events

17th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Toyo Tire UK Ltd teamed up with Tough Mudder for a second year running to sponsor the globally renowned series of mud runs.

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Toyo launches new Toyo Open Country H/T II

Toyo launches new Toyo Open Country H/T II

26th March 2019 | 0 Comments

On the other side of the Atlantic, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. has launched the new Toyo Open Country H/T II road-going all-season tyre for pickups and SUVs. According to the company, this tyre features “added technology and design that deliver improved wet braking performance and handling, longer tread life, and more consistent traction performance throughout the life of the tyre”.

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Shigeno appointed Toyo Tires’ UK president

22nd February 2019 | 0 Comments

As of 1 April, Teppei Shigeno will become president of Toyo Tyre (UK) Ltd. He will take over from Nobuo Yoshida, who has been president of Toyo Tire Corporation’s UK subsidiary since 1 April 2018. Shigeno currently holds a position at Toyo Tyre Sales and Marketing Malaysia.

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Toyo partners European Athletics Indoor Championships 2019

Toyo partners European Athletics Indoor Championships 2019

17th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Following their successful participation in the European Athletics Championships in Berlin, Toyo Tires have extended their partnership to their next premier event, the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow. The 35th edition of the European Indoor Championships, taking place from March 1 to 3, are the pinnacle of this year’s European Athletics program. Elite athletes have the chance to compete in the most important European Athletics event in 2019 and become the new European Indoor Champion. More than 600 athletes from 50 nations will participate at the Emirates Arena.

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Toyo changes official name, reshuffles executives

12th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Toyo has made a number of organizational, structural and personnel changes, including an executive reshuffle. First, the company will change its corporate trade name from Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd. to Toyo Tire Corporation, effective on 1 January 2019. According to the company, the corporate name change will leverage “getting our business operations rolling with the aim of strengthening governance and achieving further growth, which we will endeavour to implement under a new management structure.”

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Toyo Tires signs three-year Professional Darts Corporation deal

Toyo Tires signs three-year Professional Darts Corporation deal

11th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Toyo Tires is now an official partner of the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) after the tyremaker signed a three-year deal commencing at the forthcoming William Hill World Darts Championship. Darts has enjoyed a boom over the past decade, with stars such as world number one Michael van Gerwen, flamboyant Peter “Snakebite” Wright and reigning World Champion Rob Cross becoming household names.

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EU names Fiege as an Open Innovation Challenger

5th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Startup Europe Partnership (SEP), an initiative of the European Commission, has distinguished Fiege – which has developed a tyre logistics specialism during the last 10 years – as an Open Innovation Challenger. 24 corporate partners are listed in this annual ranking, including multinationals like Amazon, Dell or Google.

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Toyo investing US$138 million in US plant expansion

30th November 2018 | 0 Comments

Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing Inc. is set to create more than 150 jobs when it invests over US$138 million in its manufacturing operation in Cartersville, Georgia. According to an official announcement, new jobs will include positions in production, support and administration.

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Toyo OE for Audi Q8 in North America

9th November 2018 | 0 Comments

The Toyo Celsius SUV A has been selected as an original equipment tyre for the Audi Q8 that goes on sale in North America this autumn. The Audi SUV wears the Toyo tyre in size 275/50 R20 113H.

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Mitsubishi becomes Toyo Tire’s largest shareholder – collaboration to intensify

Mitsubishi becomes Toyo Tire’s largest shareholder – collaboration to intensify

1st November 2018 | 0 Comments

Through a new arrangement with Mitsubishi Corporation (Mitsubishi), Toyo Tire & Rubber (Toyo) aims to “survive and remain viable” during the “unprecedented transformation” currently occurring in the automotive industry. The two parties have entered into a business alliance agreement that involves Mitsubishi increasing its shareholding in Toyo from 3.05 per cent to 20 per cent. Toyo will issue Mitsubishi 26,931,956 new shares via a third-party allotment that will be paid in between 15 January and 28 June 2019. With this share acquisition, Mitsubishi becomes Toyo’s largest shareholder.

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All-season tyres? Test recommends it pays to think big

All-season tyres? Test recommends it pays to think big

14th September 2018 | 0 Comments

Tyre testers have labelled all-season tyres a ‘compromise’ purchase in past years for their inability to deliver the performance of both summer and winter tyres whenever the weather snaps its fingers and demands this. In its evaluation of the current generation of all-season rubber, Germany’s auto motor und sport harbours no illusions that such a compromise still exists. It wanted to know, however, whether the compromise can be effectively reduced through considered choice of product – the answer, the publication shares, is that it can.

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Toyo Tires’ tyre business improves in H1 2018, results muted by ‘dampner scandal’

Toyo Tires’ tyre business improves in H1 2018, results muted by ‘dampner scandal’

14th August 2018 | 0 Comments

For Toyo Tire & Rubber, the first half of 2018 was a period of mixed fortunes. The manufacturer reports that turnover and earnings within its core tyre business increased 3.9 per cent during the six months to 30 June, with sales of 160,046 million yen (£1.1 billion) and operating income of 22,669 million yen (£160.8 million) resulting in a slightly improved profit margin of 14.2 per cent. Overall sales were down 3.3 per cent, to 185,738 million yen (£1.3 billion), due to decreased turnover within the company’s automotive parts business.

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Zhongce Rubber enters global top ten tyre manufacturers

Zhongce Rubber enters global top ten tyre manufacturers

8th August 2018 | 0 Comments

China’s largest tyre manufacturer, Zhongce Rubber, has entered the global top ten, research published today by Tyrepress shows. Best known in Europe for its Westlake brand, the company has pushed up in the rankings past Giti Tire – manufacturer of GT Radial – which did not supply 2017 figures before the deadline, Toyo Tires, and Cooper Tire & Rubber, which fell three places. Competition in the lower quarter of the top ten places is fierce, with turnovers for tyres between 2.4 billion euros (Cooper in 13th) and 3.2 billion euros (Maxxis in ninth).

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Toyo Tires sponsoring European Athletics Championships

Toyo Tires sponsoring European Athletics Championships

20th July 2018 | 0 Comments

The 2018 European Athletics Championships will take place in Berlin from 7 to 12 August, and after being part of the IAAF World Championships London 2017 and the IAAF Indoor World Championships Birmingham 2018 as National Partner, Toyo Tires has now extended its association with athletics as an Official Partner for the event in the German capital.

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Toyo Tires unveils noise reduction technology

Toyo Tires unveils noise reduction technology

10th July 2018 | 0 Comments

In recent years we’ve seen a number of tyre makers introduce noise reduction technologies that utilise foam insulation, with Continental, Hankook, Bridgestone, Sumitomo Rubber, Goodyear amongst those bringing their own version of the concept to market. Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. has taken a different approach and sought instead to cut noise by modifying airflow within the tyre cavity. It calls its solution Toyo Silent Technology.

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