OTANI GROUP HISTORY

Otani was founded by Dr.Kiatichai

1964
FOUNDED
Dr. Kiatichai started in the tire business by opening a small shop in Ubonratchathani (Thailand)
1970
EXPANSION

Expanded business by opening a retread tire facility in his shop.

1974
PARATIRE

Moved back to his hometown, Nakornpathom, and opened a retread tire factory under the name “PARATIRE”.

1980
PRE-CURE  RETREAD

Dr. Kiatichai was the first in Thailand to employ the ‘Pre-cure Retread’ method.

1987
EXPORT

Otani Tire started to export tires. The first export country was Pakistan / Zafar Enterprise.

1986
OTANI TIRE CO.LTD.

Founded the Otani Tire Co. Ltd. to produce bias ply tires.

2002
PRODUCTION BASE FROM JAPAN TO THAILAND

Otani started OEM supply with Kubota Corporation, moving its production base from Japan to Thailand.

2008
OTANI RADIAL

Founded ‘Otani Radial’ to produce radial tires for truck and bus applications.

2014
GOVERNMENT APPROVAL

Otani Radial received approval from the Thai government to build a passenger car radial factory.

2016
MACHINE  PROCUREMENT

Completed equipment procurement with world leading machinery companies.

2017
PASSENGER CAR RADIAL TIRE

Otani Radial started production of passenger car radial tires.