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Dunlop Tyres to boost OE-quality tyres on SA roads with multibillion-rand plant upgrade
With one-in-five vehicles on South African roads fitted with locally produced Dunlop tyres, the tyre manufacturer is forging ahead with a multi-billion-rand investment project backed by its Japan-based parent company, Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI). This is set to boost local tyre production capacity as more Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) look to domestic tyre producers to meet their vehicle specifications. 3 Oct 2023 Read more

Sumitomo Rubber SA CEO named a finalist in 2023 Conscious Companies Awards
Lubin Ozoux, CEO of Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (SRSA), has been announced as one of 10 finalists in the 2023 Conscious Companies Awards, hosted by the Conscious Companies organisation in partnership with Joe Public and Primeserv. The finalists include some of the country's top business leaders and NGOs, with winners set to be revealed at a ceremony in Johannesburg on 7 September. 5 Sep 2023 Read more

Women driving success at Dunlop tyre dealerships
Women are increasingly taking the wheel and shattering stereotypes in the traditionally male-dominated tyre retail and fitment industry. Dunlop's independent franchise programme has seen an uptick in interest from aspiring women dealers, with Katlego Khambane, Petra Els, Lorette Grobbelaar, Daisy Govender and Shahnaaz Moola among those heading up or managing successful Dunlop franchises. 30 Aug 2023 Read more

Dunlop Tyres back at 2023 Festival of Motoring
Dunlop Tyres South Africa will once again feature prominently at the ultimate automotive extravaganza, the Festival of Motoring, powered by WesBank, which takes place from 25 to 27 August 2023, at the iconic Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit. The brand will be showcasing its extensive range including passenger car, light truck, SUV and 4x4, motorsport and motorcycle tyre products. 13 Jul 2023 Read more

Thinking 'out of the box' inspires Dunlop-backed taxi tyre fitment centre
Dunlop Tyre's entrepreneurship booster programme - Business in a Box - is raising the bar in the taxi tyre fitment space through a unique partnership with the Dolphin Coast Taxi Association. It aims to provide taxi operators in the bustling business and residential hub of Ballito, located on the north coast of KZN, with safe and reliable tyres, as well as efficient tyre services. 12 Jul 2023 Read more

Formula Vee driver Theo Vermaak puts pedal to the metal to raise profile of open wheel racing
Don't make the mistake of asking Formula Vee driver Theo Vermaak for a driving joke. He's got plenty to share as a show of his love for driving. But while his skill on the track has left others in his dust, his jokes, legend has it, can be found at the starting grid. What he is serious about, is steering Formula Vee to greater heights.  20 Jun 2023 Read more

Motor racing driver Nathi Msimanga is living out his childhood car racing dreams
With a love for all things automotive inspired by movies he watched when he was a child, and having passed the Kyalami Race Track on his way to school each day, it was only time before motor racing took centre stage in Nathi Msimanga's life - and he is now literally living out his childhood dreams. 19 Jun 2023 Read more

Tread safely this school holiday with expert tyre tips from Dunlop
As school holidays approach, families across the country may be preparing for road trips and adventures. While it's a time filled with excitement and fun, it's crucial not to overlook the importance of tyre safety. Properly maintained tyres play a significant role in keeping you and your loved ones safe on the road. 15 Jun 2023 Read more

Urgent need for a comprehensive waste tyre management plan to guide dealers
The second-hand tyre industry in South Africa presents enormous challenges, with an estimated 63% of second-hand tyres sold in the country being illegal and unfit for road use. The local industry estimates the second-hand tyre market to comprise between 1,5 to 2 million tyres, with 750,000 to 900,000 of these being illegal and posing a threat to road safety. 12 Jun 2023 Read more

Dunlop celebrates top tyre dealers for outstanding 2022 performance
Dunlop Tyres South Africa honoured its top performing independent franchise owners at the recent Dunlop Dealer of the Year 2022 Awards, which were held virtually on 28 March 2023. 18 Apr 2023 Read more

On the road this Easter break? Here's Dunlop Tyres SA's guide to tackling the busiest routes safely
With the Easter weekend approaching from Friday, 7 April to Monday, 10 April, thousands of motorists will be hitting the roads in and around South Africa, heading off on religious pilgrimages, visiting loved ones, or simply taking a well-deserved break from working life. 3 Apr 2023 Read more

Dunlop pumps up adventure with Mal Kamper Season 2
Dunlop Tyres South Africa renewed its partnership with the wildly popular adventure television series, Mal Kamper (Crazy Camper), which made its television debut last year and was back for a second season this year. The 13-episode Season 2 aired on kykNET (DStv channel 144), following intrepid adventurer, Dewald Visser, as he embarked on a thrilling journey through some of the most uncharted territories in South Africa. 29 Mar 2023 Read more

Tired of dodging potholes like they're landmines? Follow these handy tips
My fellow South Africans. Are you fed up with frequent swerving around potholes and praying that your car will make it to its destination in one piece? South Africa's roads are notorious for being in declining condition, with potholes being one of the most common road hazards that drivers face. 28 Mar 2023 Read more

Sumitomo Rubber SA pledges investments ahead of Dunlop Ladysmith plant's 50th anniversary
Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (Pty) Ltd (SRSA) is set to inject new life into its Dunlop tyre manufacturing plant in Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal, as the production facility marks its golden anniversary this year. The company has lined up a series of exciting investments that will see the plant improve local production capacity, expand product lines and create new job opportunities. 22 Mar 2023 Read more

Dunlop Direzza tyres powering Toyota Gazoo Racing South Africa GR Cup
For a second year running, Dunlop Tyres South Africa is the official tyre partner of the new-look Toyota Gazoo Racing South Africa GR Cup, part of South Africa's premier motorsport series, the National Extreme Festival. 20 Mar 2023 Read more

Dunlop welcomes Formula Vee race series as motorsport season gets underway
With the motorsport racing season now well underway following the opening races of 2023 in February, Dunlop Tyres South Africa has added another major motorsport championship to its South African racing family. The brand is now the official tyre partner of the DOE Formula Vee. 17 Mar 2023 Read more

Dunlop revved up for action at Backdraft Production Series
This year is Dunlop Tyres South Africa's biggest track season to date, with yet another motorsport series added to its list of 2023 tyre sponsorships. Dunlop is now the official tyre partner of the Backdraft Production Series, an exhilarating race that forms part of the South African Endurance Series (SAES). 16 Mar 2023 Read more

Dunlop Tyres unveils partnership with BMW M Performance Parts Race Series
Dunlop Tyres, proudly locally manufactured by Sumitomo Rubber South Africa, is excited to announce its partnership to provide high-performance tyres for the iconic vehicles in the BMW ///M Performance Parts Race Series at this year's Regional Extreme Festival. 15 Mar 2023 Read more

Practice and prep key to master a sport
Sandton-born motorsport driver Keagan Masters says while he may have been 'born and raised' on the circuit, his wins are down to pure dedication to practice and preparation. 28 Feb 2023 Read more

Sumitomo Rubber SA CEO appointed as chair of tyre industry body
Lubin Ozoux, CEO of Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (Pty) Ltd, has been appointed as the new chairperson of the South African Tyre Manufacturers Conference (SATMC), the representative body of the four global tyre manufacturers with manufacturing facilities in South Africa. He began his two-year term as SATMC Chairperson on 1 November 2022 and will serve in the role until late 2024. 23 Feb 2023 Read more


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