Dunlop is not just an iconic tyre brand going back 135 years, it’s a brand that strives to create a future of joy and wellbeing for all, from our customers and business partners to our employees and communities.
With Dunlop, you get to Take the Road with Confidence, and it’s anchored by a strong heritage of trust, value, and innovation.
Dunlop tyres are proudly manufactured and distributed in South Africa by Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (SRSA). SRSA actively pursues increased value for all stakeholders and greater happiness for employees. As a good corporate citizen, the company has a comprehensive and diversified corporate social responsibility programme aimed at supporting and uplifting the communities in which they operate.
SRSA invested over R2.1 billion into a state-of-the-art purpose-built 180 000m² truck, bus and radial (TBR) factory and an upgraded modernised passenger car, sport utility vehicle (SUV) and light truck tyre manufacturing facility in Ladysmith. This was aimed at increasing manufacturing output to meet the needs of the tyre markets in Africa, this investment showcases the company’s commitment to the continent.
Our parent company, Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI), a Japanese listed company situated in Kobe Japan, has an outstanding global reputation owing to its leading Japanese-engineered technological advancements, allowing SRSA to deliver superior quality and service.
Why buy Dunlop Tyres?
The philosophy of our parent company – passed down over 400 years – is to be a reliable and trusted global corporate group that enriches people’s lives, while pursuing greater happiness for our employees, communities and society at large.
Through the SRI Way, we strive to maintain a sense of gratitude to society and conduct our affairs in harmony with the public interest.
Everything we do is anchored by our four Core Business Principles: Integrity and Sound Management; Enterprising Spirit; People are our most important asset; and Benefit for self and others, private and public interests are one and the same.
Safety is central to everything we do at Sumitomo Rubber SA – from manufacturing to delivery of our products and ensuring their safe use on the road. Through our #SaferthanSafe initiative, we acknowledge that families trust us with their loved ones, both in our factories and on the road.
Testament to our high standards is the fact that Dunlop is trusted by many leading vehicle manufacturers, and we are proud to have Original Equipment (OE) agreements in place with Toyota, Nissan, Isuzu, Ford, TATA, UD Trucks, Scania, MAN, Hino and VWSA.