Toyo's tire plant in Malaysia is ready to go
Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd.'s consumer tire plant in Malaysia is ready to roll tires off the assembly line.
A local ceremony hosted by Toyo Tyre Malaysia Sdn Bhd (TTM) offiicals was held at the plant in Taiping, Perak Darul Ridzuan, on May 8, 2013, two years after Toyo announced it would build the plant.
Close to 350 people attended, including Ambassador Shigeru Nakamura of the Embassy of Japan in Malaysia; and YBHG Datuk Dr. Rebecca Fatimasta Maria, secretary general of ministry of international trade and industry, who represented Malaysia’s national government and the state of Perak.
"At TTM, we have implemented our proprietary A.T.O.M. tire production system elemental technology," said Kenji Nakakura, chairman and representative director of Toyo. "We will take full advantage of Japanese technology in order to achieve Japanese quality here in Malaysia and supply world-class, high-performance, fuel-efficient tires from this plant.
"I want us to deliver fantastic tires made in Malaysia to our customers here and abroad and achieve the sentiment that the decision to choose Toyo tires was the right one.”
By the end of the year, the plant will have the capacity to produce 2.5 million consumer tires annually.