Weds was founded in 1965 as Nippo LTD. The company originally produced wheels for Nissan motor company and in 1969 entered the aftermarket wheel industry as a supplier of the now defunct, Elster brand of wheels. The company was renamed in 1973 to WEDS, short for World Elster Distribution System. Weds created the world's first three piece forged wheel in 1977.
In 1984 Weds created the WedsSport brand of wheels to compete in various motorsport events, and has most famously been used in the JGTC (now Super GT) since 1998 with the team Racing Project Bandoh.