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SOME FOLLOW THE LEADERS. OTHERS RIDE ON THEM.
Whether you plan on racing down a world-class track or driving down the highway, Toyo Tires applies leading-edge technology, innovation and testing to every tire we develop, including yours. At Toyo Tires, being driven to perform means leading the way with innovative tire technology. No matter what you drive, we’re finding ways to give you quicker acceleration, more stopping power, more precise cornering and a smoother, quieter ride.
What does this mean for you? No matter where you live, no matter what type of car or truck you drive, no matter how sharp the turn or sudden the stop, your Toyo tires will help you handle it like a pro. A quick read of our key innovations will show you how.
Over the years, Toyo Tires has pioneered the development of vehicle-specific tires and ultra high-performance sport tires. Advanced polymer technology played a role in these breakthroughs, but they were also made possible by our proprietary virtual testing systems.
T-Mode, Toyo Tires’ latest form of this technology, uses computer simulation to virtually test vehicle-mounted tires in an array of driving conditions. Uneven tread wear, noise generation and a series of other factors are also analyzed. This data is then used to optimize tire design and enhance performance.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF TOYO TIRES
Toyo Tires has stood for innovation, quality, performance, and excellent service for over 60 years, including 28 years in Canada. Combined, the Toyo group of companies has development, manufacturing, testing, distribution, and marketing operations throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Oceania.
As a result, Toyo Tires has built a solid reputation around the world. And who knows tires better than the very people who sell them everyday? In North America, Toyo Tires has been named #1 Overall Brand again and again and again by tire dealers in Tire Review magazine’s Annual Tire Brand Study*.
In fact, our consumer tires have been voted #1 Overall Brand by North American tire dealers an unprecedented seven times since 2000. Since 2002, our medium truck tires have received the honor five times.
The vision to manufacture great tires began in August 1945, when the founding president, Mr. Rikimatsu Tomihisa, established the Toyo Tire & Rubber Co, Ltd. in Japan.
In 1982, Toyo Tires established a Canadian subsidiary. From a small office just outside of Vancouver, Toyo Tire Canada Inc. began warehousing and distributing passenger, light truck and commercial truck tires. Through a network of independent tire dealers, the Toyo Tires brand began to grow in Canada.
The first tires manufactured in North America to bear the Toyo Tires brand occurred in the late 1980s when the company began producing commercial tires in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.
Today, the company’s Canadian headquarters are in Richmond, British Columbia, and distribution is supported by nearly 90,000 square feet of warehousing in BC, with additional warehouses in Ontario and Quebec.
In the 1980s, Toyo Tires began competing in road racing. By the end of the decade, drivers using Toyo products had captured numerous championship titles, and the motorsports legacy of Toyo Tires was born.
With championships in nearly every form, from road racing to off-road racing to drifting, Toyo Tires has become a household name amongst amateur and professional racers. More than that, however, these motorsports activities have provided invaluable knowledge, exposure, and enthusiasm, which consistently pushes Toyo Tires to develop the best products imaginable and results in new technology and innovations.
To meet the demands of consumers—and set a few trends in the process—Toyo Tires has also become a leader in fitments and dynamic tire applications. From the late 1990s and into the 21st century, the company has been responsible for several significant product developments in these areas.
As the sport compact tuner market exploded, Toyo Tires responded with low profile, large rim diameter high performance tires. In quick fashion, passenger car tire sizes reached 18-inches, something practically unheard of just a few years earlier. Since the late 1990s, rim sizes have continued to grow. Toyo Tires set the pace once again in 2008, releasing the first-ever 26- and 28-inch passenger car tires. Less than a year later they followed it up with a 30-inch passenger car tire.
In another area, with trends moving toward customizing light trucks and SUVs with larger wheel and tire packages in the late 1990s, Toyo Tires introduced the Proxes S/T, the first properly load-rated sport truck tire. This specialty product resulted in tremendous sales and established the company as a leader in the sport truck tire market. Still offered today, the Proxes S/T is complemented by a new generation, the Proxes ST II.
OFF-ROAD AND LUXURY
Off-road enthusiasts embraced the Open Country M/T when it was introduced in 2003. With it they found a tire that had exceptional off-road handling, durability, and tread life as well as an aggressive look and a smoother, quieter ride on the highway. The Open Country M/T has proven to be more than just a great tire for customized trucks; it is a champion in the world of off-road racing, both short course and desert.
In April 2007, the company introduced its first luxury-touring tire, the Versado LX. Developed with the same quality and performance that built the Toyo Tires reputation, the Versado LX—and the national television campaign that accompanied it—exposed the Toyo Tires brand to a whole new customer. As its tagline states, the Versado LX is “Performance refined, luxury redefined.”
A Commitment to North America
We believe the demand for product diversity will continue to grow, and to meet that demand, Toyo Tires has created a strong production and distribution chain.
From the beginning, Toyo Tires has been committed to the North American market. In 2004, the company’s actions reinforced that commitment. At a time when other manufacturers were looking for options outside of North America, Toyo Tires opened a one million square foot state-of-the-art manufacturing and warehousing facility in White, Georgia, just 50 miles northeast of Atlanta. Capable of producing approximately two million tires annually, this facility is home to the company’s latest technology: A.T.O.M., a highly automated and proprietary tire production system.
In 2008, the company broke ground on an expansion project nearly doubling the size of the existing plant. As demand in North America grows, this structural addition will allow the company to add manufacturing equipment and increase production quickly and efficiently.
Toyo Tire Canada, Inc. is led by Mr. Shoji Hirao and includes relationships with more than 700 independent tire dealers selling Toyo Tires products across Canada.
Our tire portfolio covers a broad range of applications—from the high-performance, racing-inspired Proxes line to the Open Country line for light trucks and SUVs to the luxury-touring Versado LX to our broad range of commercial truck tires. No matter which car, light truck, SUV, or commercial vehicle you drive, Toyo Tires has the right tires for you.
As it was in the beginning, the commitment of Toyo Tires to innovation, quality, performance, and excellent customer service is unwavering and ongoing.
TODAYWE ARE DRIVEN!
|WE ARE DRIVEN!|
|At Toyo Tires, we take every aspect of serving you, our customer, very seriously. This is why we are “Driven” to “Perform” above and beyond in a variety of areas. We are Driven to produce the best products, Driven to be the best employees and Driven to have industry leading after sales support.|
WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
What does the “Driven To Perform” statement mean? To many it could simply mean we have an exceptional line of performance tires. This is true but Toyo Tires are also known to have great passenger, light truck tires and commercial tires for a variety of road conditions in a variety of seasons. “Driven To Perform” is not just a statement that Toyo Tires builds great tires that perform well in variety of conditions but much more.
DRIVEN TO PRODUCE THE BEST!
Part of the “Driven” concept is that Toyo Tires, globally, is driven to produce the best product possible. Starting with technically advanced super computer technology, to the use of superior testing methods in extreme conditions, combined with actually testing the tires in the regions they will be used in prior to going to market, helps ensure Toyo tires will be at the top of their class whatever the task.
This dedication to detail, advanced thinking, and the drive to produce the best has earned Toyo Tires the distinction of best overall tire brand over and over again.
DRIVEN TO HAVE THE BEST EMPLOYEES!
To be able to compete on a global scale, Toyo Tires has made an effort to hire top tier staff. The best at what they do, not only designing and manufacturing tires however the best at servicing their customers as well. From dealer support, consumer relations or clerical and accounting departments we are all “Driven” to be the best.
This does not only mean efficient in what we do, however but that we pride ourselves to be a global company that is approachable and friendly. We have never forgotten who our customers really are!
DRIVEN TO HAVE THE BEST AFTER SALES SUPPORT!
After any purchase you want to be sure that you are being taken care of for whatever the reason.
At Toyo we ensure that we have the industry leading warranties and after sales policies to ensure you are always taken care of for as long as you own your Toyo tires.
DRIVEN TO BE THE BEST!
Toyo Tires takes every aspect of producing tires for their customers seriously. No matter how much we use advanced methods to design our tires, test or race them in extreme conditions, ultimately, we are “DRIVEN” to ensure they “PERFORM” well in one particularly demanding area … the Real World!
And that’s where you drive the most!