Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (Pty) Ltd is owned by Japanese listed company Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd (SRI), situated in Kobe, Japan. SRI is one of the leading premium manufacturers of automotive tyres and industrial rubber products in the world. The existing South African plant in Ladysmith (founded in 1973) currently produces passenger car, sport utility vehicle, light truck and truck and bus radial tyres, which are sold in South Africa and exported across Africa and other countries.
Sumitomo Rubber South Africa manufactures and distributes the Dunlop, Falken and Sumitomo tyre ranges in South Africa and into the African continent. Its head office is based in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, part of the eThekwini Municipality, a manufacturing facility in Ladysmith, Northern KwaZulu-Natal and regional offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town, East London, Bloemfontein and Port Elizabeth.