Founded in Nagoya, Japan, in 1926, IRC began its activity by producing tires and tubes for cycling. A few years after its founding date, in 1933, the japanese company started its internationalization process by exporting to various countries. Tested its quality in world markets IRC began to extended its production to the motorcycling industry. Currently is a reference brand in Asia, with production lines in Sri Lanka, South Korea, Indonesia and Vietnam. Nowadays, IRC also have an own distribution warehouse in the United States of America.
The prestige of this brand led Sociedade Comercial do Vouga to ensure their distribution in Portugal over more than 40 years. Since its founding, IRC made a strong commitment to technological innovation, aiming to provide the cyclist or motorcyclist total satisfaction with the brand.