Incorporated in 1973 and heaquarters in Mysore, this tyre manufacturer is now a part of the Ruia Group since 2005.
Tyres manufactured are marketed under the brand name Dunlop in India (Dunlop is an international brand operated by Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company). It produces tyres for passenger cars and two wheelers and its clients include Hero Moto Corp, Mahindra, Honda Motors, Scooters India etc.
It is also holds certificates such as ISO 9001:2000, ISO/TS 16949:2002, ISO 14001:2004 and 18001:1999. It entered into an agrrement with the Japanes company, Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd to provide company access to latest international technology.
Most of the revenue earned by the company comes from sales to OEM manufacturers and sales in the replacement markets. Exports currently form only a small portion of the total revenue. As a result it is affected by changes in the cost of raw input material such as rubber and crude prices. For companies risk associated with exchange rate movement and changes in raw material is limted because export products tend to provide risk protection. Also since margins from exports are higher than the tyres sold in the domestic market, exports increase the profit of the company.