Toyo Tires has stood for innovation, quality, performance, and excellent service for 65 years, including nearly 45 years in the United States. 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 the United States, Toyo Tires has been named #1 Overall Brand again and again and again by North American 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 six 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 1966, Toyo Tires became the first Japanese tire manufacturer to establish a subsidiary in the United States. From a small office in Southern California, Toyo Tire (U.S.A.) Corporation (as it was then known) began warehousing and distributing commercial truck tires. Passenger replacement tires were added to the company's product offerings in 1975, and through a network of independent tire dealers, the Toyo Tires brand began to grow in the United States. The first tires manufactured in the United States to bear the Toyo Tires brand occurred in the late 1980s when the company began producing commercial tires in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. In addition to supporting the U.S. economy, U.S.-based production allowed for quicker access to inventories with reduced shipping time and costs. Today, the company's U.S. headquarters are in Cypress, California, and distribution is supported by nearly one million square feet of warehousing in Southern California with additional warehouses in Georgia, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Texas.