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.
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 company philosophy of “pleasure”, “fun”, “safety”, and “peace of mind”.
Date of Establishment
250 Isou, Hikami-cho, Tamba City, Hyogo 6693464, Japan
National Tire Co.,Ltd. was established as cycle tire factory in Osaka.
Started production of first cycle tire with nylon single code.
Tamba National Tire Co., Ltd. was established in Hikami-gun(current Tamba-city), Hyogo.
Started exporting to the US.
Developed the premium skin-side tire for road bike.
Developed the world’s first bicycle radial tire.
Developed the world’s first nylon-code tubular tire for competition use.
Established the tire brand “Panaracer”.
Japanese rider won world championship with Panarecer tubular tire.
Developed the world’s first polyurethane tube.
A rider using our MTB tire “Smoke” won the world championship.
Succeeded in developing a new compound technology, Binary Function Compound System.
Riders using our tires won titles at MTB World Championships and All Japan MTB Championships.
National Tire Co., Ltd. and Tamba National Tire Co., Ltd. merged.
Succeeded in developing a new compound technology, Zero Slip Grip Compound.
A rider using our “Stradias” won stage at European professional road race “Vuelta a España”.
Started sales of “Stradias” road tires containing silica.
MTB tire “Fire XC Pro” selected as a TopTen product in the United States (Mountain Bike Action magazine).
A team using our “Stradias PRO” tires won two stage at the Giro d’Italia (first win with Japan made tires).
The team using our tire “Fire XC Pro” won the US domestic series championship.
Japanese riders using our “MACH SS/SK” won double championships at the All Japan MTB Championships and
the Asian MTB Championships.
The team using our Stradias Extreme tires won a stage at the Giro d’Italia.
The team using our tires won a stage at the Giro d’Italia.
Launched sales of the racing tube “R’AIR” that adopted the new compound technology Air Flex Lite Butyl Compound.
A rider using our tires won the 2nd place in the individual all-around at the Giro d’Italia. First podium with Japanese tires.
Relocated the head office to Tamba City, Hyogo Prefecture.
Participated in the Tour de France for the first time as a Japanese tire.
Changed the company name to “Panasonic PolyTechnology Co.,Ltd.”.
Launched sales of gravel tire “GRAVELKING”.
Changed the company name to “Panaracer Corporation”.
Renewal of the company logo.
Shigeyuki Masuda of Utsunomiya Blitzen, which we support, won the individual all-around at the Tour of Japan.
Shigeyuki Masuda (Utsunomiya Blitzen) won the All Japan Championship Individual Time Trial for the second consecutive time.
70th anniversary of establishment.
Launched sales of “AGILEST” for road bike.