Who is Dunlop?

We are one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high- and ultra high-performance tires. Our ‘race to road’ philosophy brings our customers the benefits of breakthroughs forged in the heat of motorsport competition.

We are proud to bear the name of John Boyd Dunlop, the father of the modern pneumatic tire, whose spirit of innovation informs the Dunlop ethos to this day.

Today, as part of the global Goodyear Group, Dunlop remains at the forefront of tire development and manufacture, with a 125-year heritage supported by a global network of excellence in innovation and manufacturing.

It’s been a long journey, but we have never lost sight of who we are.

We are Dunlop.

Dunlop: passion and performance in tires


John Boyd Dunlop

Racing excellence

Our proud history of racing excellence continues to this day

High performance

At Dunlop we continually develop, test and refine our tires

Introducing John Boyd Dunlop, inventor of the first pneumatic tire. In 1888, Dunlop, a Scottish vet living in Belfast, replaces the solid tires on his son’s tricycle with thin rubber strips, glued together and inflated with air. Dunlop, one of the world’s most recognizable brands, is born and over a century of innovation begins.

Today, over 125 years later, we’re still pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. Our engineers are developing new compounds, designing better tread patterns, and using sophisticated software to analyze tire performance. We’re always striving for better because in our minds:

Innovation + Excitement = Dunlop

Racing technology might be born in the race pit, but with Dunlop it doesn’t stay there. Our 34 victories in the Le Mans 24-Hour car endurance race and countless successes in both four and two wheeled competitions are part of a tradition that goes back to our earliest days: making sure that your daily drive benefits from our success on the track.

A racing driver needs to feel the road precisely to achieve the best performance and so do you. That’s why we continually develop, test and refine our tires to make sure they deliver the best possible driving experience. High performance is more than just a phrase to us – it the philosophy we live by.