In 1888, John Boyd Dunlop, a Scottish veterinarian, discovered the first practical pneumatic tire. Dunlop tried many methods to alleviate the discomforts of his son's tricycle and designed the first tyre known as the inflatable or pneumatic tyre. This remarkable new idea has contributed to the development of the contemporary automobile society. Since then, DUNLOP has flourished all over the world for over 120 years.
The first milestone of this development was in 1922, when the company's engineers began to use steel cords and textile in tyre production. This development has tripled the power of the tyres.
In 1948, DUNLOP introduced the invention of an inner tube with a sealed layer that would prevent air loss even if the tyre was damaged.
In 1954, the DUNLOP RS5 began production. The nylon coating of this tire allowed for stability and more power at high speeds.
Patented SP68, the tire discovered by DUNLOP's technical team, which prevents aquaplaning with larger gaps between the recesses in the tyre surface.
In summary; Pioneering many more developments in tyre technology from the discovery of the first Pneumatic tire to the present day, DUNLOP has been the pioneer of world-class tyre production in all ages and has been highlighted as the world's number one and best, many times throughout DUNLOP's history.
In other words, DUNLOP history is the tyre history itself.