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Sumitomo Rubber Industries Headquarters

SUMITOMO RUBBER SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD

Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (Pty) Ltd 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 Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (Pty) Ltd 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.

THE SRI WAY

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

LEADERSHIP TEAM

RIAZ
HAFFEJEE

CEO

Member of the board

LUBIN
OZOUX

Director: Sales, Marketing & Operations

YUKIO
YOSHIDA

Director: Projects (SA)

UDAIYAPPAN
ULAGAPPAN

Director: Production

MITSUHARU
KOYA

Director: Technical and Development

MASAFUMI
TAKAMI

Executive Technical Advisor

AVRIL
WILLIAMSON

Director: Human Resources

DARRYN JOHN
COYLE-DOWLING

Director: Operations

AKIRA
SASAKI

Director: Corporate Planning

Member of the board

SEAMA
GOVENDER

Director: Corporate Affairs

SURAYA
VALLY

Director: Finance

Member of the board

THOMAS
COPLEY

Chief Technology Officer

ANIL
RAMSUNDER

Divisional Head: Quality: QA

WARREN
MAY

Divisional Head: Sales (OE)

THEMBISA
SKWEYIYA

Non Executive Director

Member of the board

ACCREDITATION

IATF 16949:2016 / ISO 9001:2015

IATF 16949:2016, in conjunction with ISO 9001:2015, 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 14001:2015

ISO 14001:2015 maps out a framework that a company or organization can follow to set up an effective Environmental Management System.

e-Mark

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.