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Our History

The Yokohama Rubber Company was established in Japan in 1917 as the second Japanese tyre company after Dunlop tyres. With over 100 years in the industry, we know our tyres!

Yokohama Rubber Company is now the seventh-largest tyre manufacturer in the world, with 120 companies across the globe and over 20,000 employees. 

In addition to making tyres for almost every aspect of the automotive industry, Yokohama's rubber polymer technology can be found in high-pressure hoses, sealants, adhesives, golf products, and aircraft products - even airline toilet facilities!

Yokohama Tire is at the cutting edge of tyre technology, and in recent years, to keep up with global demand, Yokohama has expanded its tyre plants in nations outside of Japan, such as China, Thailand, India and Russia, with sales companies now in Germany and China.

Yokohama Tyre Australia Pty Ltd was established in 1976 as a consolidation of independent agents who had previously imported Yokohama tyres. Though we are inexorably tied with our parent company in Japan, Yokohama Australia is a flourishing local business with well-established roots and distribution in every state.

We have national distribution hubs in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth, and we focus on supporting three main retail channels in Tyres and More stores, Bob Jane T-Marts, and independent Key Dealers.