Toyo Tire North America announces that it has manufactured its 50 millionth tire.
The 50 millionth tire was a Ridge Grappler for light trucks, sold under the Nitto brand, which has been highly lauded for its aggressive looks and on-road quietness.
Toyo Tires began operations as the group’s U.S. tire production site in December 2005. Tires manufactured by the company’s proprietary highly-automated “A.T.O.M. (Advanced Tire Operation Module)” production method, with a focus on large-diameter tires for light trucks, are used in professional-grade large pickup trucks and SUVs not only in the North American aftermarket, but also by automobile manufacturers in new vehicles.
The company has gradually expanded Toyo Tires US’ production capacity in order to meet the increased demand for tires for light trucks in the North American market. The total number of tires manufactured reached 30 million in 2016 and 40 million in 2017. TNA is currently in the fifth stage of its production capacity expansion and plans to begin operating equipment this April that will boost annual production by 1.2 million tires (converted for passenger vehicle tires).