Sumitomo Rubber Industries Headquarters


SRSA is a subsidiary of Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd (SRI), which is headquartered in Kobe, Japan.

SRI has an outstanding global reputation owing to its leading Japanese-engineered technological advancements, allowing SRSA to deliver superior quality and service.

SRI has enjoyed a long relationship with the Dunlop brand both in terms of manufacturing and distribution. The company was first established in 1909 as the Far East Division of Dunlop UK and later incorporated as Dunlop Rubber (Far East) Co. Ltd in 1917. The company became Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd in 1963. In 1985, when Dunlop was taken over by BTR plc, the company acquired the automobile tyre assets of Dunlop, including the right to use the Dunlop brand on car tyres. In 1986, SRI also acquired the Dunlop Tyre Corporation of the US from its management. In 2013, SRI acquired Apollo Tyres South Africa (Pty) Ltd as part of its strategic global development plans and renamed the company Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (Pty) Ltd.


Vision 2020

Become a true global player by achieving both high profitability and high growth. Pursue increased value for all stakeholders and greater happiness for all employees.

Corporate Philosophy

In order to fulfill our social responsibilities as a corporate citizen, the Sumitomo Rubber Group will continue to provide new value for all stakeholders while pursuing greater happiness for all of our group employees and contributing to both our communities and to society as a reliable and trusted global corporate group.

The Four Core Values

  • Integrity and soundness
  • Communication
  • Set the Bar Higher
  • Cultivate People

SRI Growth Engines

  • The challenges of new markets
  • Insatiable drive for innovation
  • Entering new business fields
Sumitomo Tyre Manufacturing Process




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Director: Finance and IT

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Director: Corporate Planning

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Director: Production



Director: Technical and Development



Director: Commercial



Director: Marketing and Business Development


Non Executive Director

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Non Executive Director

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ISO/TS 16949

ISO/TS 16949:2009, in conjunction with ISO 9001:2008, defines the quality management system requirements for the design and development, production and, when relevant, installation and service of automotive-related products.

OHSAS 18001

OHSAS 18001 is an internationally applied British Standard for occupational health and safety management systems which assists organisations to put in place demonstrably sound occupational health and safety practices.

ISO 14001

ISO 14001 maps out a framework that a company or organization can follow to set up an effective Environmental Management System.


The e-Mark is a safety and performance certification mark which the European Commission requires for member states to have on motor vehicle, parts and systems.


At Sumitomo Rubber South Africa, we understand how deeply we can impact the society in which we operate, through our role as a genuinely caring corporate citizen.

Our corporate social investment strategy encompasses a single-minded purpose: to empower, to enable, to grow.

Our activities are rooted in doing the simple things that, in the long-term, can make a world of difference.

Our key focus areas include entrepreneurship development, education, skills development and health.

Tyres for Good Donation Programme

Being in the business of tyres means that we can keep the proverbial wheels going on goodwill – through our Tyres for Good Donation Programme, we seek to enable non-profit organisations, charity organisations, charitable initiatives, underprivileged schools and other worthy public beneficiary organisations by providing them with tyres to carry out their social work.

To read more about the programme and to apply for tyres, click here.

Tyres can do More

Aimed at re-purposing and upcycling, our Tyres can do More initiative serves a dual purpose: cleverly re-using waste materials whilst imparting hard skills to members of the Ladysmith community. Skills and enterprise development skills are harnessed and transferred to a group of previously disadvantaged community members in peri-urban Ladysmith, known as Eyethu Craft. Championed by the award-winning non-profit skills development agency, Africa! Ignite, tyre waste material is gathered from the SRSA factory in Ladysmith, and professional crafters sourced by Africa!Ignite train members of Eyethu Craft on how to create sellable, innovative gifting products that thus translate into an effective waste upcycling.

Ubumbano Garden

Based at our factory in Ladysmith, our Ubumbano Garden is tended to with love on a volunteer basis by SRSA staff – veggies harvested from the garden are donated to deserving pre-schools and daycare centres in the community.

Staff Volunteerism

Staff volunteer committees in the organization are geared toward enabling good causes by providing time and people resources to execute. Have a good project, cause or initiative that requires additional hands on deck to make things happen? Let us know by sending a request to marketing@srigroup.co.za

Sumitomo Tyre Manufacturing Process