Since our founding in 1952,
at Panaracer we have continued to break new ground as a specialist manufacturer of bicycle tires and inner tubes.
To continue providing steadfast quality, as well as value that meets the needs of the times,
we have formulated a new corporate statement to support the core of our business activities.
Tires to support.
Ensuring that each downward stroke on the pedal propels you forward.
Tires to carry.
Transporting you and everything you carry reliably to your destination.
Tires to move.
Bringing constant joy to your rides no matter who you are or where you ride.
Supporting, carrying, moving your life forward.
To contribute to the development of world culture,
our aim is to provide value-added products and services
that bring “Joy” and “Enjoyment”
to people worldwide,all while ensuring
“Peace of Mind” and “Safety”.
For over 70 years Panaracer has an illustrious history of producing the highest quality bicycle tires and tubes in the world.
From utility to the highest end bikes, Panaracer has constantly taken on new challenges to create “World-First” products that employ
new and innovative manufacturing methods that have been used by many cyclists.
Today we are a global brand with an ever-growing selection of tires and tubes that range from road, gravel, MTB, e-bike, and wheelchair offerings.
We will strive to move forward with passion and to meet any challenges ahead so we can keep delivering the hallmarks of our management philosophy of “Joy”, “Enjoyment”, “Peace of Mind”, and “Safety”.
Date of Establishment
250 Isou, Hikami-cho, Tamba City, Hyogo 6693464, Japan
National Tire Co.,Ltd. is established as cycle tire factory in Osaka, Japan.
Began production of the first bicycle tire with a nylon single cord.
Tamba National Tire Co., Ltd erects factory in Tamba City, Hyogo, Japan.
National Tire Co., Ltd begins exporting to the USA.
Develops a premium skin wall tire for road bikes.
Develops world’s first radial tire for bicycles.
Develops the world’s first nylon cord tubular tire for road racing.
Establishes the tire brand “Panaracer”.
Japanese rider wins a world championship using a Panaracer tubular tires.
Develops the world’s first bicycle tube made of polyurethane.
Panaracer defines the MTB tire category with the Smoke and wins a world championship.
Develops a new compound technology called Binary Function Compound.
Riders around the world win championships using Panaracer MTB tires.
National Tire Co., Ltd and Tamba National Tire Co., Ltd., merge.
Pushing compound technology, Panaracer develops ZSG (Zero Slip Grip) technology.
Using the Panaracer Stradius tire, Panaracer takes a stage win at the Vuelta a España.
Launches “Stradias” road tires containing silica.
Continuing the innovation of the MTB tire, Panaracer wins Best New Tire from Mountain Bike Magazine,
and a top 10 product in Mountain Bike Action Magazine.
The Panaracer Stradius Pro wins two stages at the Giro d’Italia. A first for a Japanese made bicycle tire.
U.S team wins the NORBA National Championship using the Fire XC Pro tires.
Japanese riders take the All Japan MTB Championships and Asian MTB Championship using the Panaracer Mach SS/SK tires.
Panaracer wins a stage of The Giro d’Italia on the Stradius Extreme tires.
Panaracer wins another stage of The Giro d’Italia on the Stradius Pro tires.
Launched a new, lightweight racing tube; R’Air, created from a special compound called AirFlex Butyl.
A Panaracer rider takes 2nd place in the individual all-around category at The Giro d’Italia.
Relocated head office to Tamba City, Hyogo, Japan.
Participate in The Tour de France for the first time as a Japanese tire company.
Change company name to “Panasonic PolyTechnology Co.,Ltd.”
Launched the “GRAVELKING” tire.
Changed company name to “Panaracer Corporation”.
Mat Stephens of Panaracer Gravel Team wins Dirty Kanza 200 using the GRAVELKING SK tires.
Renewal of the company logo.
“Panaracer sponsored Nariyuki Masuda wins the individual all-around in the Tour Of Japan
and the Individual Time Trial in the All Japan Championships for the second time.
Panaracer celebrates its 70th Anniversary.
Launches new road tire series, AGILEST.