||Dunlop U.K. established Japan’s first modern rubber factory.|
Began production of bicycle tires and tubes and solid rickshaw tires.
The first Japanese-
made automobile tire
(Released in 1935)
||Started production of rubber tubing, gloves and water pillows.|
||Started production of automobile tires.|
Produced Japan’s first automobile tire.
||Incorporated as a Japanese corporation with \1.18 million capital. |
||Started production of golf and tennis balls.|
||Started production of motorcycle tires.|
||Izumiotsu Factory commenced operations.|
||Started production of blankets for offset printing presses.|
||Developed Japan’s first tubeless tire.|
||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 tire.|
||Started production of marine fenders.|
||Kakogawa Factory commenced operations.|
||Shirakawa Factory commenced operations.|
||Miyazaki Factory commenced operations. Developed Japan’s first Formula-1 racing tire.|
||Acquired six tire plants in the UK, Germany and France|
as well as Dunlop Tyre Technical Division in UK.
||Acquired Dunlop Tire Corporation in the U.S. Okayama Driving Test Course completed.|
||New head office building completed.|
Head Office building
||Kobe Factory closed due to the Great Hanshin Awaji Earthquake.|
||Ichijima golf ball Factory commenced operations.|
||Indonesia Factory commenced operations.|
||Formed alliance in the tire business with The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company of the U.S.|
||Zhongshan Factory (China) commenced operations.|
||Merged with The Ohtsu Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd.|
Established SRI Sports Limited* and SRI Hybrid Limited.
||Changshu Factory (China) commenced operations.|
||Released ENASAVE ES801, 70% fossil resource-free tires.|
Thailand Factory commenced operations.
SRI Sports Limited listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
||Vietnam Factory commenced operations.|
||Released ENASAVE 97, 97% fossil resource-free tires.|
||Celebrated the Company’s 100th anniversary.|
Shirakawa Training Center completed.
Tyre Technical Center completed.
Tyre Technical Center
||Integrated Dunlop Falken Tyres Ltd. and SRI Hybrid Limited.|
Established a natural rubber processing plant in the northern part of Thailand.
||Announced the prototype of a 100% fossil resource-free tire.|
||Launched MIRAIE, a seismic damper for wooden houses. |
The Group’s second tire factory in China commenced operations.
Announced the long-term vision "VISION 2020"
Established a tire sales joint venture in India
||Established a joint venture for the production and sale of tires in Turkey|
Brazil Factory commenced operations.
Released ENASAVE 100, 100% fossil resource-free tires.
Secured a tire production base in South Africa through the acquisition of Apollo Tyres South Africa.
||Thailand Agricultural Equipment Tire Factory commenced operations.|
Released ENASAVE NEXT, 50% less Rolling Resistance tires, achieved the "AAA-a"rank under Japan's tire labeling system.
Established Tire sales corporation in Australia.
||Acquired Lonstroff Holding AG a Swiss medical rubber parts manufacturer.|
Dissolved the alliance agreement and joint ventures with The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.
Turkey Factory began operation.
||Acquired the DUNLOP Brand Overseas Business|
Acquired Micheldever Group Ltd. a leading tire distributor in the UK.
USA Technical Ce nter and Europe Technical Center bagan operation.
||Integrated Sumitomo Rubber Group's sports business.|