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The Story of Tyre Brand Dunlop

by Zoom Tyres tyre dealers

Yes, we know the story behind Dunlop how he was attracted by the sounds of tyres as such Archimedes Eureka incident. No wonder he developed the source for the first pneumatic tyre. In 1888 and 1889 Dunlop got patent rights for his work and started his Dunlop Pneumatic Tyre Company with many Dublin businessmen.

His first tyre factory was inaugurated in Dublin from where the bicycles tyres were sold and the same work was performed in 1890 during Christmas time in the United States. Thereafter, his company’s products were sold in the US, Western Europe and Canada.

The discoverers:

Since the requirement was heavy and the Dublin factory suffocated to meet out the demands of tyres for bicycles, the production unit moved to Dunlop Tyres Coventry in the year 1898. After four years the building “Fort Dunlop” contained all of its offices along with its modern factory for tyres. In 20,000 hectares area, Dunlop invested in his rubber plantation in 1910. In Japan, a new factory was started soon after three years.

After making some innovations John Dunlop passed away and the company’s engineers utilized textile cord and steel bead wires in the tyre production that simultaneously disturbed the strength of the cycles. To prevent the air loss in case of rubber damage, a tubeless tyre with self-sealing layer was introduced by the company in the year 1948.

The company launched the RSS, the first tyre that comprised of precise tread indentations, a nylon coating for constancy, strength even at high speeds, and an extra reinforcement system developed in Germany in labs. It was a milestone for the whole tyre industry that the discovery of Dunlop’s technical team not only spoke the brand but also owned the proud of discovering aquaplaning.

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Tyres Coventry in the company Dunlop developed the first steel cord tyre in 1972 which was followed by the first-puncture resistant tyre in the company Denovo. The Denovo 2, an improved version was restructured in 1979 with the Denloc system of preventing the tyre from running out of the rim. Besides tyres, wheels, golf, tennis balls, brake systems are also the products from Dunlop house. Clothing and shoe production was also done here after the takeover of Charles Mackintosh.

How was a crisis adjusted by practicality?

Dunlop had an excellent march fast in the 1650s along with its competitors Michelin and Goodyear. The company’s very first problem was experienced by having cheaper textile radial tyres in place of steel-belted tyres. Dunlop faced huge losses even after acquiring shares from an Italian manufacturer and finally in 1981 the company was parted. Finally, Dunlop sat on the edges of bankruptcy.

The Sumitomo, a Japan trading company rescued the company from downfall since it had its branch in Japan. That’s how the similar idea of opening branches in various continents was started. Thus, the Dunlop Company started seeing growth with the trading partners. Thus Dunlop has turned a stabilized organization with standardized financial condition. Presently, Dunlop Europe, as a Goodyear Dunlop Tyres B.V branch, is being a part of a joint venture featuring six companies.


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