Dunlop UK established Japan’s first modern rubber factory. Began production of bicycle tyres and tubes and solid rickshaw tyres.
Started production of rubber tubing, gloves and water pillows.
Started production of automobile tyres. Produced Japan’s first automobile tyre.
Incorporated as a Japanese corporation with ¥1.18 million capital.
Started production of golf and tennis balls.
Started production of motorcycle tyres.
Started production of blankets for offset printing presses.
Developed Japan’s first tubeless tyre.
The Sumitomo Group took a stake in the company.
Nagoya factory commenced operations. Started production of Dunlop Fort tennis balls.
Sumitomo assumed management of company. Changed name to Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.
Started production of golf clubs.
Started production of the SP3, Japan’s first radial tyre.
Started production of marine fenders.
Kakogawa factory commenced operations.
Shirakawa factory commenced operations.
Miyazaki factory commenced operations. Developed Japan’s first Formula-1 racing tyre.
Acquired six tyre plants in the UK, Germany and France as well as Dunlop Tyre Technical Division in UK.
Acquired Dunlop Tyre Corporation in the U.S.
New head office building completed.
Kobe factory closed due to the Great Hanshin Awaji Earthquake.
Ichijima factory commenced operations.
Indonesia factory commenced operations.
Formed alliance in the tyre business with The Goodyear Tyre and Rubber Company of the U.S.
Zhongshan factory (China) commenced operations.
Merged with The Ohtsu Tyre & Rubber Co., Ltd. Established SRI Sports Limited* and SRI Hybrid Limited.
*Renamed Dunlop Sports Co., Ltd. In May 2012
Changshu factory (China) commenced operations.
Released ENASAVE ES801, 70% fossil resource-free tyres. Thailand factory commenced operations. SRI Sports Limited listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Vietnam factory commenced operations.
Released ENASAVE 97, 97% fossil resource-free tyres.
Celebrated the Company’s 100th anniversary. Shirakawa Training Center completed. Tyre Technical Center completed.
Integrated Dunlop Falken Tyres Ltd. and SRI Hybrid Limited.
Established a natural rubber plantation and a natural rubber processing plant in the northern part of Thailand. Announced the prototype of a 100% fossil resource-free tyre.
Launched MIRAIE, a seismic damper for wooden houses. The Group’s second tyre factory in China commenced operations. Announced the long-term vision "VISION 2020". Established a tyre sales joint venture in India
Established a joint venture for the production and sale of tyres in Turkey. Brazil Factory commenced operations. Released ENASAVE 100, 100% fossil resource-free tyres.
Formal acquisition of Indian owned Apollo Tyres South Africa (Pty) Ltd by Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI). Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (PTY) Ltd. is formed.