Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. (Toyo Tires) welcomes Tim Chaney to the company as vice president of marketing. With deep roots in vehicle manufacturing, Chaney brings more than 30 years of marketing and automotive experience to Toyo Tires, including 15 years at Kia Motors America where he most recently served as vice president of marketing communications. There he played a key role in marketing, advertising and communications strategy.
Toyo Tires is rolling out six new sizes of its Proxes RR DOT competition tire including the first 20-inch sizes in the two-groove DOT competition tire segment.
The Toyo Proxes RR is designed for dry tracks. With consistent lap times and predictable handling, it is ideal for NASA and SCCA road racing, track days and high-performance driving schools.
Toyo Tires and the National Auto Sport Association (NASA) announced the creation of the Toyo Tires GT Challenge. This new class features equally prepared Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport and GT4 Clubsport MR race cars competing on 18-inch Toyo Proxes RR DOT competition tires. The inaugural race will take place during the 2017 NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill presented by Hawk Performance.
Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. has announced it is now the Official Tire of UCLA Athletics and the Rose Bowl Stadium. The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is consistently ranked among the top universities in the world and has won an NCAA-leading 113 National Championships. In addition, UCLA athletes have captured 261 Olympic medals during the history of the school.
A total of around 35 billion yen (£234.2 million) will be invested in increasing production capacity at Toyo Tire & Rubber tyre plants in Malaysia and the USA.
Hyogo, Japan—Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. is planning to expand tire production capacity in the US and Malaysia, and is considering additional capacity expansions at new and/or existing plants to fulfill its growth expectations.
Toyo is budgeting $125 million and $187.5 million, respectively, for the US and Malaysian projects, which will add capacities for 2.4 million passenger tires a year at the company’s White, Ga., plant and 4.8 million a year at the Toyo Tyre Malaysia Sdn Bhd.
Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. unveiled Friday a pilot model of an airless tire that eliminates the risk of a flat tire and time to pump air. The company has not decided on when to put the airless tire “noair” into practical use but is working to market the prospective next-generation product at an early date, company officials said.
The board of directors of Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. (TTC) has announced the promotion of Roy Bromfield to president and CEO of Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. In this role, he is responsible for all product categories of Toyo-branded business in the U.S. replacement market.
New tire caters to sport truck and SUV market.
Toyo says their new Proxes ST III tires take both appearance and performance to a new level. With a wider tread and a new silica-based tread compound the Proxes ST III promise to stop up to 6 feet shorter in wet conditions while delivering superb handling, excellent all-season performance, consistent wear and a smooth, quiet ride.
Hyogo, Japan – July 28, 2017 – Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Takashi Shimizu, hereinafter “TTR”) has announced that, at the meeting of the Board of Directors held today, it was resolved to divest a major part of its Chemical Industrial Products business (excluding seismic isolation rubber for Construction),which is currently consolidated under TTR’s DiverTech Business Segment (hereinafter referred to as the “Divested Business”).