April 26, 1995
Fullerton-based Yokohama Tire Corp. has been singled out by Toyota Motor Manufacturing USA as an outstanding supplier for 1994 because of its on-time delivery record. Yokohama, the U.S. manufacturing and distribution arm of Japan's Yokohama Rubber Co., makes tires at a plant in Salem, Va., and ships them to Toyota's central distribution center in Columbus, Ohio, for delivery on demand to the Japanese car maker's auto plants in Kentucky and Northern California.
February 14, 1995 |
Daytona Rolls on Yokohamas: At the recent 24-hour endurance race at Daytona, 15 of the entries ran on special racing tires supplied by Fullerton-based Yokohama Tire Corp. At four wheels per car, that's 60 tires. But racing isn't simple--or cheap. Yokohama trucked 1,800 tires to the Florida track: 1,200 for the race (an average of 20 complete tire changes per car) and 600 for use in practice. About 70% of the tires were actually used, a company spokesman said.
December 3, 1986
Yokohama Tire Corp. said it has moved its United States corporate headquarters from Montebello to Fullerton. Ernest Hicks, controller and operations manager, said the move was prompted by the company's need for more room. The Fullerton facility contains about 200,000 square feet, he said, while the Montebello facility was only about 60,000 square feet. Hicks said the facility will serve as the company's national distribution center.
August 9, 1990 |
Japan's second-largest tire maker, Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd., said it will spend $40 million to increase production at Mohawk Rubber Co. of Akron, Ohio, which Yokohama acquired last October. Fullerton-based Yokohama Tire Corp. is the Japanese company's U.S. marketing arm, and its 125 employees will be responsible for handling sales of the new products coming out of Mohawk plants in Akron and Salem, Va., a company spokesman said.
December 13, 1990 |
Just when South Coast Plaza shop owners were recovering from a company-sponsored spending spree by Isuzu dealers, along came some Yokohama Tire dealers with their own incentive program. Last Saturday, 10 Yokohama dealers hit the shopping mall armed with a special credit card that allowed them to charge up to $10,000 in goods from participating stores at South Coast Plaza, courtesy of Yokohama Tire Corp. in Fullerton, the U.S. distribution arm of Yokohama Rubber Co. of Tokyo.
December 27, 1996 |
Just as it is U.S. headquarters for five Asian car importers, Orange County also is home to two big Asian tire makers. Yokohama Tire Corp. was first, setting up headquarters in Los Angeles in 1969 and moving to Fullerton in 1986 when it built a big regional distribution center there. The company has about 120 employees in Fullerton and more than 1,000 nationwide. Yokohama makes tires in Japan and at plants in Salem, Va., and Mt. Vernon, Ill. Now comes Japan's Toyo Tire Corp.