Company Name Officially Changed to “Toyo Tire Corporation”

TOYO TIRE & RUBBER CO., LTD. (HQ: Itami, Hyogo Prefecture, President & CEO: Takashi Shimizu) held the 102nd General Meeting of Shareholders at the end of March, where a “Partial Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation (Change of Trade Name)” – which was the second resolution to be discussed at the meeting – was approved. Accordingly, TOYO TIRE & RUBBER CO., LTD. has announced that the company name will be changed to “Toyo Tire Corporation” as of January 1, 2019.

TOYO TIRE & RUBBER CO., LTD. was born through the merger of “Toyo Rubber Industrial” and “Hirano Rubber Manufacturing” in August 1945. Following 70 years of business, the company is now aiming to expand the scope of the business globally and raise the brand status.

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Richard Wilson is the deputy editor for Commercial Tyre Business. Since 2015, Richard has worked as a correspondent for all of the titles across the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group namely: Retreading Business, Tyre & Rubber Recycling, The Tyreman and Truck and Bus News. Richard has worked on/off from the age of 16 for the company and whilst gaining a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and Business Studies at Coventry University, he developed his writing skills at the University paper and more recently writing his own independent blog.

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