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What makes Dunlop special?

Our Heritage

It all began in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1888, when John Boyd Dunlop invented the pneumatic tire. Now 125 years on, we’re still making breakthroughs and our journey has taken us from the racetracks of Europe to America’s sophisticated tire-making labs.

125 years of innovation

Our philosophy is: the more you feel the road, the more exciting your drive. That’s why we develop smart tire technologies that are more efficient, and guaranteed to deliver a great driving experience.

Our racing pedigree has served us well, allowing us to adapt high-tech racing tires for passenger vehicles.

Our partnerships with leading car manufacturers such as Porsche, BMW, Mercedes and Audi have ensured that drivers all around the world can enjoy the benefits of high performance Dunlop tires on their luxury and sports cars.


The man behind the tires

When John Boyd Dunlop created the world’s first pneumatic tire in his workshop in 1888, he couldn’t have known the impact it would have in the world of motorsports.

The tire achieved instant success in bicycle racing and its potential for use on motorcars quickly became clear. Soon Dunlop had expanded and was making tires all over the world to keep up with demand.

By the 1920s, Dunlop tires were developed for cars already capable of speeds over 200mph. This was the very start of a global passion for motorsport and high performance.

Passion for performance

From that first tire, we have been at the forefront of tire technology; and we’ve grown into one of the world’s biggest and most respected tire brands.

And it doesn’t stop there. We’re still innovating, pushing boundaries, using our hard-won knowledge and experience to improve our products.

Our passion is performance and our mission is to help you drive with confidence.

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