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LOCALLY MANUFACTURED FALKEN TYRE SELECTED AS OE FITMENT FOR THE POPULAR VOLKSWAGEN POLO HATCH

Dunlop Tyres SA 19/06/2018

The OE agreement enables SRSA to supply locally manufactured FALKEN tyres to Volkswagen South Africa for the new VW Polo Hatch assembled locally and exported around the globe.

The development of this world class tyre is one of the outputs from SRSA’s R 1.1-billion-rand investment into their manufacturing plant making it a progressive and modern tyre factory. This investment has made it possible to take a European specification tyre and manufacture it locally to global standards.

The Volkswagen Polo Hatch has been part of South Africans’ lives since 1996. Volkswagen Group South Africa will manufacture 133 000 Polo’s in 2018 with this increasing to in excess of 160 000 in 2019. The popularity of the Polo has been acknowledged through numerous awards globally and locally.

“The new Falken SN832A and ZE914A are the perfect complement for the vehicle, featuring superb wet grip, low drive-by noise and comfort. The tyre combines all three critical benefits for passenger tyres namely versatility, durability and performance. We're very proud to have been chosen as one of the OE suppliers for this vehicle in the Volkswagen stable”, said Riaz Haffejee CEO of Sumitomo Rubber South Africa.

The new Volkswagen Polo Hatch is already on sale across South Africa.

The tyre will be distributed in South Africa through Stamford Tyres, the accredited Falken dealer in this region.

For more information on Sumitomo Rubber, visit www.srigroup.co.za

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TAKE A SAFE TRIP

Dunlop Tyres SA 12/06/2018

“The first line of safety on the road is your vehicle’s tyres,” says Yvette Govender, Marketing and Business Development Director at Sumitomo Rubber South Africa, manufactures of popular Dunlop Tyre brand. “It is the only part of your car that touches the road.”

“Many accidents happen as a result of worn or damaged tyres,” says Govender. “In South Africa it is illegal for tyres to have less than 1mm of tread. Dunlop tyres have a built-in tread depth indicator at 1.6mm, giving motorists ample warning when it is time to replace their vehicle’s tyres.”

To help travellers ensure that their tyres are well maintained and road trip ready, Dunlop has created 7 Tyre Tips instructional videos. The video animations are short and informative and aim to help consumers understand just how important tyres are, creating awareness and education around a variety of tyre-related topics.

The first video in the series, “Every mark tells a story” explains the details listed on the side wall of a tyre, this is followed by an explanation of tread depth indicators, the importance of wheel alignment on “Being Smooth” and wheel balancing covered on “Bad vibes”. “Why tyre rotation is a cool move” is up next and followed by “Air conditioning” which explains the importance of air pressure and correct tyre inflation.

The final video in the series, “How to change a flat tyre” should be watched by the whole family – with practice sessions to ensure that a quick and safe road side tyre change is possible if the situation arises.

Taking your vehicle for regular services will ensure smooth running of the engine helping to get you safely to your destination. Having your tyres inspected by a Dunlop Zone or Dunlop Express fitment centre should also be part of this preparation.

Visit the Dunlop Tyres YouTube channel on the following link to watch the videos:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIG6COHcWFl9Iy_tbFrWwNq8AjOi2QQ-t

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DUNLOP RETURNS FOR THIRD INSTALLMENT OF 2018 SA BIKE FESTIVAL

Dunlop Tyres SA 25/05/2018

The three-day entertainment festival, hosted by UK-based event organisers Clarion Events, is touted as SA’s biggest motorcycle-and-music lifestyle event, and is the only festival in the world where visitors can choose from over 60 motorcycles to ride on an international race circuit!

Once simply a rebel-branded category reserved for daredevils and fanatics, motorcycling has morphed into a highly competitive class of sport that embraces safety and has gained appeal with biking enthusiasts and the broader public alike.

“Biking culture is no longer the stuff of extremists – over time, it has permeated society and is a big part of youth culture at large – whether or not one owns a motorcycle. In recognising this, we have supported this festival since its inception three years ago,” says Yvette Govender, Marketing and Business Development Director at Sumitomo Rubber South Africa, manufactures of popular Dunlop brand.

Dunlop remains a favourite in the motorcycle fraternity - as is evident with pro-racers in the leagues of SA’s top-ranked Brad Binder and Mathew Scholtz – and the company is a proud manufacturer of high-endurance motorcycle tyres.

“Quality and safety on the road are the key fundamentals that underpin our manufacturing processes, and we believe that this ethos of safety will be continued through events such as the SA Bike Festival, which promote safe biking within a controlled environment,” says Yvette.

Spectators at the event can expect to see Dunlop take prime position with the following activations and activities at the event:

  • Dunlop’s exhibition stand E20 will be running a variety of competitions for all festival goers. This includes a digital scratch and win where instant prizes can be won with the ultimate prize being a set of Dunlop tyres (2 tyres) per day for the duration of the conference.
  • Get your memorabilia to remember the 2018 Bike Festival by getting your picture taken on a state of the art AMA Superbike Replica Suzuki GSX-R 1000R at the Dunlop stand and instantly get your picture printed.
  • 55 motorbike enthusiasts will have the opportunity to ride the only Suzuki GSX-R 1000R and be the FIRST South African’s to test ride this new exclusive hypersport-tyre. Sorry, ride tickets are sold out.

See you there!

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DUNLOP ROLLS OUT NEW ALL-TERRAIN TYRE

Dunlop Tyres SA 29/03/2018

The innovative Grandtrek AT3G is an enhancement of Dunlop’s legendary Grandtrek AT1 radial tyre for the 4x4 and SUV market, which has been an Original Equipment specification on selected Toyota Landcruiser 70 Series models as a 265/70 R16.

However, the AT3G offers a variety of modifications for even more rugged performance off the beaten track. Chief amongst these is the heftier 3-ply sidewall that provides superior strength, improved high load capacity, better resistance to cuts and punctures than the standard 2-ply sidewall. This translates into the ability to load your vehicle and trailer to the limit, and go off the beaten track with confidence.

Riaz Haffejee, CEO of SRSA said: “This is the tyre of choice for 4x4 enthusiasts embarking on bumpy overland adventures to commercial users venturing into tough, rural terrain regularly. Thirteen tyre sizes available with this product give it immense appeal as an aftermarket fitment for any leading off-road vehicle that demands rough and tough performance from a tyre.”

SRSA’s two-phase, multi-billion-rand investment into its Ladysmith manufacturing plant will see SRSA increasing the output of high-quality passenger and SUV tyres, such as the AT3G, in the future.

The AT3G was put through its paces in mid-2017 when world-renowned professional adventurer Peter van Kets, photo-journalist Jacques Marais and crew set off on a mountain biking trip from the Angolan border through the unforgiving yet beautiful terrains along the Namibian desert edge to Walvis Bay. Their support vehicles were shod with the new Dunlop tyre. Post-trip inspection showed the AT3G tyres had surpassed all expectations, overcoming shale, rocks, sand, gravel and tar to emerge from the over 7000km journey barely worn and only with minor scuffing.

Peter van Kets said, “We put these tyres through their paces on normal long highway driving, as well as the worst encounters of off-road driving, being it gravel, soft sand or razor-sharp shale. No failures and the tyres just ate up whatever we threw at it. I’m currently driving my personal vehicle on the AT3G as well and enjoying the everyday performance both on- and off-road.”

Independent testing by a Gerotek test driver demonstrated that the AT3G out-performed competitors for wet handling, wet braking and overall performance across terrains including loose rock, sand and gravel road. These results were further verified in a recent all terrain tyre test by SA 4x4 Magazine and run in their March issue, where the AT3G comfortably outperformed the only other 3-ply competitor in the test.

The 13 sizes on offer for the tyre cover a wide variety of vehicles and add to Dunlop’s already impressive SUV/4x4 range from Original Equipment specified highway terrain patterns to serious off-road adventure tyres.

The AT3G is currently manufactured at the Sumitomo Rubber Industries factory in Thailand, but will be available from Dunlop Zone dealers and selected 4x4 specialist dealerships during the month of April 2018.

For more, visit http://www.dunloptyres.co.za/

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SUMITOMO RUBBER SOUTH AFRICA ACQUIRES 100% OE FITMENT FOR TOYOTA HILUX BLACK EDITION AND FORTUNER

Dunlop Tyres SA 26/01/2018

This means that SRSA is the only tyre manufacture that successfully meet Toyota’s stringent performance characteristics for this size 265/60R18 110H Grandtrek AT25.

The OE agreement comes after several months of consultation between the two parties which included close liaison amongst their Japanese counter parts to create the best tyre with superior on and off the road performance. The 18 inch tyre is Toyota’s highest pick up and SUV tyre specification, now manufactured in South Africa with superb wet grip, low drive noise, comfort, fuel economy and safety features.

The manufacturing in South Africa has been made possible by SRSA’s multi-billion-rand investment into their Ladysmith plant. The initial phase of R1.1 billion, which commenced in 2014, focused on the upgrading and modernization of the plant’s capacity, introducing new technology and equipment aimed at increasing manufacturing output of high quality Passenger, Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) and Light Truck tyres.

The Toyota Hilux and Fortuner have consistently maintained their new car sales top selling position in the pickup and SUV segments in South Africa over the last five years.

“We are proud to be the sole OE supplier for 18 inch derivatives for the Toyota Hilux Black Edition Toyota Fortuner in this competitive industry. The Toyota Hilux Black Edition and Toyota Fortuner can transform seamlessly from a sophisticated urban warrior to a fierce bush conqueror with Dunlop tyres. The tyre combines all three critical benefits of SUV/pick up tyres namely strong side wall, off road and on road performance and better puncture resistance”, said Riaz Haffejee, CEO, SRSA.

The OE supply is a welcomed addition by Dunlop Dealers as it will have a direct impact on their sales in the replacement market.

The Dunlop 225/70R17C 108/106S Grandtrek AT20, 265/65R17 112S Grandtrek AT25 and the 265/60R18 110H Grandtrek AT25 are the perfect complement for the growing SUV and pick up markets in SA and Africa.

The Dunlop 225/70R17C 108/106S Grandtrek AT20, 265/65R17 112S Grandtrek AT25 and the 265/60R18 110H Grandtrek AT25 will be available at Dunlop Zone and Dunlop Express stores.

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DUNLOP RETURNS FOR THIRD INSTALLMENT OF 2018 SA BIKE FESTIVAL

Dunlop Tyres SA 25/05/2018

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2013

DUNLOP ROLLS OUT NEW ALL-TERRAIN TYRE

Dunlop Tyres SA 29/03/2018

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SUMITOMO RUBBER SOUTH AFRICA ACQUIRES 100% OE FITMENT FOR TOYOTA HILUX BLACK EDITION AND FORTUNER

Dunlop Tyres SA 26/01/2018

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Leading Tyre Manufacturer takes three finalist positions at this year’s SA Premier Business Awards

Dunlop Tyres SA 26/01/2018

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COMMITTED TO SAFETY

Dunlop Tyres SA 08/12/2017

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TOWNSHIP AND RURAL ECONOMIES TO CHANGE THE DEVELOPMENT NARRATIVE

Dunlop Tyres SA 15/11/2017

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2013

THREE DUNLOP EXPRESS STORES OPEN IN TANZANIA

Dunlop Tyres SA 27/10/2017

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2013

DUNLOP WARNS AGAINST EMPLOYMENT SCAM

Dunlop Tyres SA 19/10/2017

[ Durban, 19 October 2017] Dunlop South Africa wishes to issue a warning against scams promising ...

2013

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

Dunlop Tyres SA 19/10/2017

South Africa- 11 October 2017 Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (Pty) Ltd (SRSA) has once again been ...

2013

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

Dunlop Tyres SA 19/10/2017

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2013

DUNLOP EXPANDS ITS NIGERIAN FOOTPRINT

Dunlop Tyres SA 19/10/2017

Sumitomo Rubber in partnership with Tyre Express Nigeria Ltd are proud to announce the opening of ...

2013

DUNLOP AND DUNLOP ZONES PLEDGE SUPPORT FOR THE BREAST HEALTH FOUNDATION

Dunlop Tyres SA 17/10/2013

In an effort to raise funds and create awareness about breast cancer, Dunlop and Dunlop Zones ...

2013

DUNLOP DRIVING TIPS IN WET WEATHER

Dunlop Tyres SA 10/10/2013

Adopt safe tyre practices and responsible driving techniques.

2013

DUNLOP ZONE OPENS IN GHANA

Dunlop Tyres SA 13/09/2013

Apollo Tyres South Africa (Pty) Ltd and Rana Motors in Ghana opened a new Dunlop Zone

2013

DUNLOP OPENS SECOND STORE IN GHANA

Dunlop Tyres SA 13/09/2013

A second Dunlop Zone has been opened in Kumasi, Ghana on September 11th 2013

2013

DUNLOP GIVES A STYLISH TWIST TO TYRE CARE TIPS

Dunlop Tyres SA 14/08/2013

Tyres are one of those products that people often take for granted, until something goes awry

2013

APOLLO TYRES TAKES AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY AWARD

Dunlop Tyres SA 07/08/2013

Apollo Tyres South Africa (Pty) Ltd has taken a prominent award from the Durban Automotive Cluster ...

2013

PRESENTING THE NEW ASPIRE 4G TYRE

Dunlop Tyres SA 01/08/2013

Following the successful introduction of the Apollo 4G tyre range in Amsterdam in May 2013, the new ...

2013

DUNLOP TAKES POLE POSITION FOR TYRES IN TGI ICON BRANDS SURVEY

Dunlop Tyres SA 24/07/2013

Dunlop has achieved top position in the Tyre Brands section as published in the TGI ICON Brands ...

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