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DUNLOP WARNS AGAINST EMPLOYMENT SCAM

Dunlop Tyres SA 19/10/2017

This comes after an individual posing as a Dunlop recruiter has been getting in touch with vulnerable job seekers with the aim of extorting money from them.

“We would like to state on record that these employment offers have not been issued by the company and advise the public to refrain from responding to such offers or paying any money if requested, said Riaz Haffejee, CEO Sumitomo Rubbers South Africa (SRSA).

“We do not hire individuals under the Dunlop name as this is a brand within SRSA stable. All employment is done under the corporate company name being Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (SRSA).

SRSA has escalated the matter to the South African Police Service and opened a case against the individual running this scam. Dunlop and SRSA does not under any circumstances require payment from job applicants and only advertises vacancies via the official online career portal on its website or via reputable employment agencies. All due diligence is followed by the company’s human resources department when positions are advertised.

SRSA encourages job seekers to be wary of such activities, and recommends that they do not disclose any personal or financial information to any parties requesting such detail. Should you be aware of such activities, please report it to Ziphokuhle Danisa, Group Manager Security and Risk, contactable on 031 242 1468 or ziphokuhle.danisa@srigroup.co.za.

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SUMITOMO RUBBER MAKES FINALIST IN 3 CATEGORIES AT THE 2017 EXPORTER AWARDS

Dunlop Tyres SA 19/10/2017

This announcement was officiated by the Durban Chamber of Commerce and main sponsor Transnet Port Terminals recently.

The prestigious Exporter Awards are aimed at recognising key role players in the exporter industry and to highlight the importance of driving economic growth through exports for South Africa.

Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (Pty) Ltd has been named as a finalist in the following categories: Large Exporter of the year, Africa Exporter and Manufacturing Exporter.

“The KZN Exporter awards are an opportunity for us as SRSA to highlight our involvement and substantial contribution to the South African and more importantly the KZN economy”, said Lubin Ozoux, Director of International Business at SRSA.

“In 2015, our export sales accounted for 26% of total sales units and we have managed to increase this to 28% in 2016. We have achieved this through strategic actions within our existing markets and successfully attained several new markets in 2016” he continued to say.

The increase in SRSA’s exporting abilities is directly linked to Sumitomo Rubber over R1 billion investment into their Ladysmith factory in the last 3 years, with a further R1 billion going towards extending their local production into the truck and bus market. New machinery and technologies representing some of the finest available globally have been introduced, as well as significant investment in people, processes and infrastructure.

The main event is scheduled to take place on the 19 October at the Durban International Convention Centre.

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DUNLOP UNVEILS ITS MOST ADVANCED PASSENGER TYRE – THE TYRE FOR EVERYONE

Dunlop Tyres SA 19/10/2017

This next generation tyre combines all three critical benefits to passenger tyres namely versatility, durability and performance.

“This is Dunlop’s game changing passenger tyre, locally produced with improvements in every facet over previous local patterns”, said Yvette Govender, Marketing Director for Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (Pty) Ltd (SRSA).

The development of this world class tyre is one of the outputs from Sumitomo Rubbers South Africa (Pty) Ltd (SRSA) R 1. 1-billion-rand investment into their South African manufacturing capabilities. This investment has made it possible to take a tyre patterns engineered in Japan to strict specifications and manufacture them locally to global standards.

“Simplicity is key, when dealing with the consumer market. They want to know a couple of elements before making an investment on tyres. Therefore, we have given them an impressive all-round performance tyre with safety aspects that should be appealing to a mother, while offering comfort and handling that executives look for”, she continued to say.

Recent tests of the FM800 conducted by SRSA, the manufacturer and distributor of Dunlop tyres in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa have yielded impressive results when benchmarked against selected competitors in this market segment. This included a 21.5% improvement in the subjective driving experience and a 14.7% reduction in wet braking distance when compared to selected competitors.

Dubbed “the tyre for everyone” the FM800 comes with a pattern design that simplify consumer choices, dealers and distributors by offering an all-round tyre to own the road between entry-level and ultra-high performance vehicle fitment.

Dunlop plans to roll out the tyre in 42 sizes to replace decades of proven patterns in the 14-18” market segment.

In keeping with current market trends, the FM800 size range has been carefully considered to cater to increasing rim sizes and the growing crossover utility vehicle market. Sizes are being released into the market in batches with the full range available during 2018.

In closing Yvette Govender said, “With its all-round appeal and broad size range the SP Sport FM800 really is the tyre for everyone in this market segment.”

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DUNLOP EXPANDS ITS NIGERIAN FOOTPRINT

Dunlop Tyres SA 19/10/2017

The opening of this store speaks directly to the Sumitomo Rubber expansion strategy in Africa which sees them focusing on key African countries with great growth potential and expanding markets. In Nigeria, Sumitomo Rubber has already opened four stores in Lagos, through our Distributor Partnerships.

With the city’s population estimated at 21 million, this store is strategically located to service a range of customer needs including and not limited to ancillary services such as balancing, alignment, brakes, batteries, shock absorbers, exhausts and tow bars.

Through market engagements based on Sumitomo Rubber’s success in various distribution channels and countries, they have introduced the Tyre Retail model to the African continent. Tyre retail in Nigeria is a maturing sector with growing potential, there is scope for an organized retail sector with the growing numbers of vehicles particularly in the SUV market. Customers are seeking a better shopping experience with better customer satisfaction and a safer environment, that comes with a formalized retail store.

This new World Class retail centers will aim to offer a different experience to the customer, with high levels of service, comfortable lounges, free Wi-Fi zone and more.

“Our aim and vision is to change the experience of buying tyres in Nigeria”, said Govind Ram, Director of Tyres Express Nigeria.

“We are taking a long-term investment approach to this partnership, and have therefore made sure that we do not cut any corners. The Tyre Express we are opening in partnership with SRSA is of global standards and I am confident that it would stand high against any others in the world”, said Jaber Abbas, MD of Tyres Express Nigeria.

Riaz Haffejee CEO of Sumitomo said “It is our vision and aim to enhance the safety for all road users, and reduce the risk of accidents and loss of lives on the road. Motorists must be given readily-accessible choice of high quality new tyres at affordable prices to ensure the right product, is on the right vehicle and fits the right terrain.”

Sumitomo Rubber currently operates 12 factories across the world and sells Dunlop, Falken and Sumitomo tyre brands into 48 African countries.

The new store will officially launch on 11 October 2017.

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SUMITOMO RUBBER SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD WARNS AGAINST FALSE VACANCY ADVERTS

SUMITOMO RUBBER SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 07/09/2017

Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (Pty) Ltd, parent company to the Dunlop brand in SA, is aware of ongoing fake online job advertisement activities being committed by cyber criminals posting fake job adverts that claim to offer employment opportunities under the Dunlop name.

We wish to confirm that we only recruit either directly, or via reputable employment agencies and will never ask for any fees to be paid to us. In addition, agencies acting on behalf of SRSA will never request sensitive financial/banking details or payments of any sort as part of the recruitment process.

SRSA encourages job seekers to be wary of such activities, it is important that internet users protect themselves from fraud and harassment and we recommend that you do not disclose any personal or financial information to any parties requesting such detail.

Should you be aware of such activities, please report it to our Risk division, contactable on 031 242 1111.

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Dunlop Tyres SA 27/03/2013

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