CAUTION! WORN TYRES CAN KILL!

Chief executive officer of Sumitomo Rubber South Africa, better known as Sumitomo Dunlop (manufacturer of the iconic Dunlop, Sumitomo and Falken tyre brands), talks heritage, investment and safety, addressing the impact of the unregulated second-hand tyre industry on the safety of road users. The Dunlop brand’s heritage of quality and reliability has stood the test […]

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KZN business scoops 2019 Exporter of the Year Award

Sumitomo Rubber South Africa clinches KZN Exporter of the Year – Africa Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (Pty) Ltd has won at the KZN Exporter of the Year Awards – for the second year in a row. Announced on 17October at the awards banquet held at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban, the […]

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Sumitomo Rubber takes safety to the road

Tyre burst was implicated as a major contributor to road crashes in the Easter 2019 period, showing an increase of 18% compared to Easter 2018 according to the Preliminary Easter 2019 Road Safety Report¹. While various factors may result in a tyre bursting, such as structural damage, under-inflation, over-heating and travelling at above recommended speeds, […]

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SRSA tackles township unemployment by supporting entrepreneurship

In an effort to drive sustainable township entrepreneurship, Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (Pty) Ltd (SRSA) manufacturer of the iconic Dunlop, Sumitomo and Falken Tyre brands has partnered with the KZN Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (KZN EDTEA) and iThala Development Finance Corporation in KwaZulu-Natal. The partnership will see a minimum of 25 containerised tyre […]

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Sumitomo Rubber Unveils R970 million Tyre Production Facility in Ladysmith

Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (PTY) LTD (SRSA), manufacturer of the popular Dunlop, Sumitomo and Falken tyre brands, officially launched its new, state-of-the-art Truck and Bus Radial (TBR) factory in Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday, 02 October 2018. This second phase of SRSA’s multi-billion-rand investment to upgrade and modernise the plant’s capacity saw a further injection of […]

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Ladysmith Suppliers Vie for Business with Global Tyre Manufacturer

Local Ladysmith companies are being given the opportunity to potentially do business with tyre manufacturer Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (PTY) LTD (SRSA), which has been progressing with a multi-billion-rand investment into its Ladysmith manufacturing plant since 2014. SRSA – manufacturer of the popular Dunlop, Sumitomo and Falken tyre brands – recently hosted the first of […]

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Sumitomo Rubber South Africa invests R2 billion to expand KZN tyre manufacturing plant

[caption id="attachment_2546" align="alignright" width="330"]31 SumitomoSA KZNSoil-turning ceremony marking the expansion project. (L-R) Riaz Haffejee – CEO: SRSA, Michael Mabuyakhulu – MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Dr Rob Davies – Minister: Department of Trade and Industry, Yutaka Kuroda – Executive Director, SRI Ltd.[/caption]Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (Pty) Ltd (SRSA) – announces the commencement of the second phase of its R2 billion investment for the upgrade and expansion of its tyre manufacturing plant at Ladysmith, in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province.

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Sumitomo Rubber South Africa announces R1.1 billion investment plan

[caption id="attachment_1827" align="alignright" width="330"]Sumitomo Rubber SAMr. Ikuji Ikeda (CEO & President of Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd) and Mr. Riaz Haffejee (CEO Sumitomo Rubber South Africa)[/caption]Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (Pty) Ltd (SRSA) is excited to announce a R1.1 billion company investment in their operations in support of Original Equipment (OE) business and African expansion.

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