Dunlop is a brand of tire owned by various companies around the world. It was founded by pneumatic tire pioneer John Boyd Dunlop in Birmingham, England in 1889, it is owned and operated by Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
In India the brand is owned by Dunlop India Ltd. whose parent company is the Ruia Group. In Asia (Japan, China, Indonesia, Thailand and Russia), Africa and Latin America (except Mexico) by Sumitomo Rubber Industries. In 1999 Sumitomo and Goodyear began a joint venture by which Sumitomo continued to manufacture all Japanese-made tires under the Dunlop name, while Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company bought 75% of the European and North American tire businesses of Sumitomo.