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Dunlop India Ltd

  • The firm manufactures 300 varieties of tyres
  • Dunlop is regularly exporting in the name of DONIN brand to SAARC countries, Far East, South America and Gulf Countries in Truck and OTR categories.
  • Dunlop Tyres is the sole tyre supplier to the British Touring Car Championship race from 2003 to date and the V8 Supercars Championship race from 2002 to date. 

Dunlop Rubber was a British multinational involved in the manufacture of various rubber goods. It was founded in 1889 by John Boyd Dunlop, who had discovered the pneumatic tyre.

DUNLOP, the foremost and prestigious brand in the tyre industry, is owned by Ruia Group since 2005 and the group is the market leader in 2/3 wheeler tyres in India. DIL caters to the needs of different customers. The products have been received very well in the market place in major categories like Truck/ Bus, Farm and OTR range. Dunlop has already made inroads in different segments like state transport undertaking’s and other large commercial houses.

The journey of the firm in India began in 1896, when Dunlop started marketing cycle tyres in India. Dunlop incorporated its business in India as Dunlop Rubber Company (India) Limited. In 1936, DIL set up the first tyre manufacturing plant in Asia on a 239 acres of land at Sahaganj, near Calcutta. The plant, which started its production with tyres for passenger cars, cycles and animal drawn vehicles, over the years added capabilities for tyres ranging from scooter tyres to tyres for truck, bus, tractors and earthmovers and aircrafts. Sahaganj also produced an array of Industrial Products.


Dunlop India Ltd: Manufacture of various rubber goods

2014 Fifty years after Royal Enfield, embarked on its first ever 24 hour ‘Top to Tip’ sprint ride, the brand recreated its iconic challenge to celebrate the launch of Royal Enfield’s first exclusive store in the United Kingdom.
2010 VE Commercial Vehicles Limited (VECV) to be the global manufacturing hub and industrial base for Euro 3, Euro 4, Euro 5 and Euro 6 medium‐duty base engine requirements of the Volvo Group
1994 Eicher Motors acquires Enfield India Ltd.
1987 Steel Chord belt production started.
1956 Production of OTR tyres started`.
1946 Dunlop India started production of Industrial Products.

Updated: January, 2015

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