Toyo Tires Announces Organizational Restructure, Personnel Changes


Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. has announced changes to its organizational structure, assignments for corporate officers and personnel changes, taking effect the start of February.

Toyo’s President and CEO Takashi Shimizu said in a press release that the company changed its organizational structure to better align with its operational functions and reinforce management in each of the company’s divisions: R&D, sales, production and other corporate functions.

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Toyo Tyre (UK) names new president

As of today, Nobuo Yoshida is president of Toyo Tyre (UK) Ltd. He replaces Keishi Inoue in this role. Inoue had been president of the UK-based operation since 1 January 2014, and now becomes general manager of the newly-established International Sales Department No. 1 within Toyo Tire & Rubber’s International Sales Division. This department, together with the new International Sales Department No. 2, replaces the division’s International Sales Department and Global OE Sales Department under restructuring measures that take effect today.

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Toyo to develop EV suspension module


Itami City, Japan – Toyo Rubber Industry Co. and GLM, a Kyoto-based electric vehicle (EV) maker, have started the joint development of suspension modules for EVs.

In a 17 Jan statement in Japanese, the tire and rubber parts maker said the project was prompted by an increase in the…

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Bunn appointed CEO of Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing

Donald Bunn, president of Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing Inc., has assumed the additional role of chief executive officer, effective 1 January 2018. He takes over as chief executive officer from James Hawk, who as of 1 December 2017 is chairman and chief executive officer of Toyo Automotive Parts (USA), Inc.

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Toyo Tires Introduces the New M588 On/Off-Road Drive Tire


Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. has introduced its new M588 heavy-duty on/off-road drive tire. The M588 is built for severe service applications including oil, gas, mining and logging operations.

The drive tire is built for durability with a 33/32” tread depth. Its special cut and chip resistant compound combined with a competitive acquisition point makes it ideal for even the harshest elements such as rough terrain, snow and mud.

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Toyo names Hawk chairman of U.S. auto parts division


CYPRESS, Calif.—Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. has appointed Jim Hawk chairman and CEO of its U.S. subsidiary, Toyo Automotive Parts (USA) Inc.

The firm said he will hold this title in addition to his current positions—chairman of Toyo Tire Holdings of America Inc., Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing Inc. and president of Toyo Tire North America OE Sales L.L.C.

Toyo Automotive Parts (USA) was established in 2001 and focuses on the firm’s auto parts segment, supplying the automotive industry with original equipment anti-vibration rubber parts and bushings from its manufacturing facility in Franklin, Ky.

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Court Awards Toyo $1.6 Million in Contempt Sanctions


According to Law360, Doublestar Dong Feng Tyere Co Ltd and its affiliate Qingdao Doublestar Tire Industrial Co Ltd, have been ordered by a federal court in California to pay $1.6 million to Toyo Tire & Rubber Co Ltd for violating a 2014 court order, which barred Doublestar from selling tires that are “confusingly similar” to Toyo’s product.

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Toyo Tire Taps Chaney as Head of Marketing


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.

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Toyo Tires unveils 20-inch Proxes Rr Dot competition tire


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.

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Toyo Tires, National Auto Sport Association launches GT Challenge


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.

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