Since the day that John Boyd Dunlop invented the pneumatic tyre back in 1888, his name has been synonymous with the industry-leading development of tyre technology.
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The tyre was originally invented to achieve the goal of winning a race, and since then the world’s leading tyre brand has never looked back.
Motorsport is at the core of Dunlop. They are at the forefront of tyre developments for cars and motorcycles, both on the track and on – off – the road. The lessons they learn in motorsport feeds directly into the technology for consumer tyres. Indeed, Dunlop has more wins than any other manufacturer at Le Mans 24-Hour and the Isle of Man TT.
A string of new products and technologies have been perfected through competition, and then adopted for use on the road. Dunlop’s growing collection of award wins includes a 2015 Auto Express Product Award and the boast industry-leading tyre label grades.
Dunlop is a Technical Partner to Mercedes AMG Customer Sports and many more of the world’s leading manufacturers – including Porsche, Audi, BMW, Honda, Lexus and Mercedes-Benz – work with Dunlop to develop tyres for their vehicles.