Dunlop Tires

Dunlop Tires was founded in 1888 by John Boyd Dunlop after he invented the modern pneumatic inflatable tire. Its first factory opened in Dublin in 1889. Today Dunlop is a brand owned by the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company and Sumitomo Rubber Industries.

There still remains a specialized manufacturing site on the original Fort Dunlop factory site in Erdington, England, which opened in 1891, and which produces vintage, motorcycle and touring car tires.

During the 1970s, Dunlop pioneered the world's first 'fail safe' tires, permitting a vehicle to continue moving safely even following a blowout.

The Dunlop brand is used for sports equipment, and separately owned companies continue to make products such as aerospace tires and brakes under this name.
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