One of the world’s most reputed tyre companies, Dunlop Tyres is well known for high quality and innovation.
Since 1888, we have strived to produce the best tyres in the world with offices located across the globe.
Our office in Dubai serves as the base for our Middle East region, catering to Dunlop customers, tyre dealers and tyre shops across UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and other countries in the Middle East.

WE ARE DUNLOP

Philosophy of Sumitomo Rubber Group

We, Sumitomo Rubber Group strive our best to achieve workers and consumers’ satisfaction, enrich the lives of people globally, and thereby contribute to the sustainable development of society. We have a compelling desire to create a new life value for all, both now and in the future.

Sumitomo Rubber Industries has been selected to appear in the “2014 Top 100 Global Innovators”*1 list of the world’s most innovative companies and institutes, published annually by global information services company Thomson Reuters.

The Origin and History of Dunlop

In 1888, John Boyd Dunlop, a Scottish Veterinarian invented the first practical pneumatic tyre. J. B. Dunlop experimented ways to ease the discomfort of his son’s tricycle and eventually came up with the air-filled or pneumatic tyre. From there, this remarkable new idea has made a great contribution to the development of contemporary automobile society. Since then, Dunlop flourished in the world for more than 120 years.

Innovation

DUNLOP’S OWN STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGY BORN FROM MANY SIMULATIONS

Non-petroleum Natural Resources Technology EN Rubber 1

A third rubber combining the high performance of both natural rubber and synthetic rubber.

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A third rubber combining the high performance of both natural rubber and synthetic rubber.

Controls the heat generation of the tread section, and improves the fuel efficiency and wear resistance

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Peace of mind and safety performance

Even if the air pressure becomes 0, it is possible to travel a certain distance at a predetermined speed. No need for a spare tyre contributing to resource conservation and light weight

History

1888

  • THE BIRTH, GROWTH AND FUTURE OF PNEUMATIC TYRES. THE HISTORY OF TYRE BEGINS WITH DUNLOP
  • J.B. DUNLOP’S SON IS JOHNNY DUNLOP.
  • THE FIRST PNEUMATIC TYRE MADE BY J.B. DUNLOP AND ITS EXPERIMENTAL LANDSCAPE (RECONSTRUCTING THAT ERA)
  • LETTER OF PATENT GIVEN TO J.B. DUNLOP FOR A PNEUMATIC TYRE.
  • J.B. DUNLOP WITH A BICYCLE FITTED WITH A PNEUMATIC TYRE.

1889

  • J.B. DUNLOP’S “MOMMY TYRE” (IN POSSESSION OF SCIENCE MUSEUM OF LONDON)
  • Race landscape illustrations of W. Hume players leading in bicycle race.
  • Wide type tyre. Clincher type tyre.

1905

  • Only warp code fabric was adopted since the 1890s as casing material.
  • Dunlop Inc. developed for the first time, an automobile tyre with a pattern of horizontal grooves in the tread.
  • Wheelbase rim. Clincher rim.

1920

  • Large vehicle with a solid tyre, at the time of the First World War.
  • With the technology laboratory established in 1900 as the parent body the central laboratory inaugurated in 1920.
  • In 1924, race driver P. Dutoit tests a combination of a Dunlop wide-type tyre and a wheelbase rim.

1930

  • In 1930, the tractor tyre was developed by Dunlop.
  • In 1930, the tractor tyre was developed by Dunlop.

1948

  • Cross-sectional view of the transfer lock system tyre for passenger cars, to prevent separating from the rim at the time of puncture.

1960

  • 1960, Dunlop builds an experimental device that could travel at high speed over a wet glass plate, and for the first time elucidates the hydroplaning phenomenon.
  • Steel radial tyre for passenger cars – structure view.
  • Dunlop SP Sport” said to be a masterpiece of radial tyres for passenger cars. Received a gold medal at the Leipzig International 1968 Spring Fair.

1986

  • In 1986, constructed a test course with state-of-the-art amenities in Okayama Prefecture.

2000

  • Cross-sectional view of the transfer lock system tyre for passenger cars, to prevent separating from the rim at the time of puncture.
  • Dunlop Denloc SP Sport D40/M2 used in Porsche 959.

2001

  • After a long gap of 70 years, Bentley returned to the Le Mans Challenge once again with Dunlop tyres.

2002

  • With further evolution of “DIGI-TYRE DRS II”, realizing a road environment simulation of the icy and snowy roads.

2005

  • Launched 97% non-petroleum natural resources tyre, the “ENASAVE 97”
  • With further evolution of “DIGI-TYRE DRS II”, realizing a road environment simulation of the icy and snowy roads.

2007

  • Launched a new generation of eco-tyres with reduced oil dependency, 70% non-petroleum natural resources tyre “ENASAVE E5801”
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