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Sumitomo Rubber South Africa, known as Sumitomo Dunlop, is a leading tyre manufacturing organisation in South Africa. Sumitomo Dunlop manufactures the Dunlop, Sumitomo and Falken tyre brands for Africa.
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Dunlop says 'Don't Take The Road' during national lockdownDunlop is asking South Africa to play our part by staying home, as the world fights the Covid-19 pandemic. 30 Mar 2020 Read more

Game changer SUV and 4X4 tyre to be releasedWith undeniably the most comprehensive range of SUV and 4X4 tyres, Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (Sumitomo Dunlop) is bringing you an impressive new product that can literally 'Do More.' Launching in April 2020, the Dunlop Grandtrek AT5, with a new formula compound that increases tread block rigidity, promises to give consumers the best of both worlds from improved performance and lifespan to affordability. 17 Mar 2020 Read more

South Africa's most successful racing series prepares for 24th consecutive season
  • Series will be known as the Oettinger Polo Cup
  • Eight-event series scheduled to kick off at Pretoria's Zwartkops Raceway on 13 March
 3 Mar 2020 Read more

Take the road back to work and school - safelySchools are back and so is the traffic. The days of leisurely drives along the coast, exploring the mountains, game reserves and the hidden treasures of our beautiful country have been put on hold and work is in full swing. Increased traffic volume and travelling speed make heightened safety awareness and braking efficiency all the more important. 27 Jan 2020 Read more

Could your insurer reject your claim due to poor tyres?As a responsible driver, what can you do to protect your family and ensure that in the event of an accident, your insurance claim will be covered? The first step is to ensure that your vehicle is in a roadworthy condition and that includes your tyres, not only to have your claims paid but to prevent accidents happening. 12 Dec 2019 Read more

Helping learners put their best foot forwardAccording to a recent UNICEF report, 11.9 children live in income poverty in South Africa, which for many means new school shoes are unaffordable. These same children are expected to walk long distances to school, often over rough terrain such as gravel roads or footpaths. Those who do have shoes, often have ones that do not fit correctly, are either too small or too big, with worn-out soles or broken buckles. 5 Dec 2019 Read more

3 simple checks to save you money on your tyresRoad safety is the responsibility of all road users, says President Cyril Ramaphosa. "Safer roads begin with checking our vehicles and keeping them off the road if they are not roadworthy," he said in a recent speech addressing various stakeholders and the public. The South African President mourned the loss of over 14000 lives due to accidents on our roads and acknowledged the estimated R147m per year that roadway accidents cost the country. He went on to stress that roads will not become safer unless we, as road users, change our attitudes.1 29 Nov 2019 Read more

KZN business scoops 2019 Exporter of the Year AwardSumitomo Rubber South Africa clinches KZN Exporter of the Year - Africa 5 Nov 2019 Read more

Creating awareness of damaged part-worn tyres key to road safetyChief executive officer of Sumitomo Rubber South Africa, better known as Sumitomo Dunlop (manufacturer of the iconic Dunlop, Sumitomo and Falken tyre brands), talks heritage, investment and safety, addressing the impact of the unregulated second-hand tyre industry on the safety of road users. 28 Oct 2019 Read more

Top honour for KZN businessTyre manufacturer takes top accolade at KZN Investor Awards 2019 17 Sep 2019 Read more

Dunlop continuing to build a strong South African heritage on a 130-year foundationThe iconic Dunlop tyre brand, manufactured by Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (Pty) Ltd, is known for being at the forefront of the tyre industry, developing quality and innovative products that consumers know and trust for the last 130 years. 10 Sep 2019 Read more

Consumers choose Dunlop as No.1 brand for the seventh timeSouth African consumers have spoken, choosing Dunlop as their favourite tyre brand in the 2019/2020 Ask Afrika Icon Brands Survey. This accolade brings the tally to seven wins in the tyre category for Dunlop since 2011 - a fitting conclusion to the iconic brand's 130-Year celebrations. 5 Sep 2019 Read more