What’s in a name?
If that name happens to be Inno, it stands for more than 30 years of designing and manufacturing the most innovative and technologically advanced car racks for active sports enthusiasts.
The breadth of our premium quality car rack and cargo systems is the result of decades of industry experience within the automotive accessory and rack business. Inno Advanced Car Racks (formerly RV-Inno) is a division of Car Mate USA, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Car Mate Mfg. Co., Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan. Car Mate is a publicly traded company on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Founded in 1966 by Takaaki Murata, the inventor of the car seat headrest, Car Mate is today the largest manufacturer of automotive accessories in Japan. The company’s car rack division was launched in 1976. Today INNO has almost a 60% share of the Japanese car rack market, with our own manufacturing facilities in Japan, China and facilities in the USA to keep up with the growing demand.
Inno car racks first appeared on the U.S. market in 2003. Not surprisingly, our racks have caught on quickly in the States and are considered an ideal match for the nation’s growing legions of active “weekend warriors” and professional athletes who demand technological superiority.
No other company tests its racks as thoroughly or as vigorously to make sure that they protect the cargo and the vehicle in what can often be harsh conditions. From our testing labs with UV-ray and salt spray testing booths to the race track designed for automotive manufacturers that we have used for real-world high speed testing, we take your safety and your investment in your gear seriously.
Our attention to detail is why every one of our products is backed by an industry leading warranty. Car Mate is certified ISO 9001 for quality management and 14001 for environmental management.