“The story of SRUSA’s Tonawanda facility is one of change, challenge, and perseverance. With renewed commitment in the investment and success of this facility, SRUSA will embrace its history while looking forward to an even brighter future as it joins the SRI family”.
On January 14th, 2016, SRUSA in Tonawanda made its first Falken tire.2016
On October 1st, 2015; through its dissolution of a joint venture with another major tire manufacturer, SRI regained 100% ownership of the Tonawanda facility.2015
SRI entered into a joint venture with another major tire manufacturer, whereby SRI owned 25% of the Tonawanda facility, and the other manufacturer owned 75%.1999
Sumitomo Rubber became majority owner of the Tonawanda facility for the first time, maintaining the Dunlop USA name.1986
In the early 1980’s Dunlop USA was sold to British Holding Company, BTR1980
In its initial years, the Tonawanda facility produced ammunition for the US military. Today, the facility’s layout is reminiscent of its design and growth during a period of international turbulence, war, and the threat of bombings.1923
Ground is broken in Tonawanda, NY for what would become Dunlop’s first manufacturing facility in the United States.1920