Dunlop Australia Limited

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Dunlop Australia Limited

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • Dunlop Pneumatic Tyre Company of Australasia Limited
  • Dunlop Rubber Company of Australia Limited
  • Dunlop Perdriau Limited
  • Dunlop Olympic Limited

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Description area

Dates of existence

1899 -

History

In 1888, John Boyd Dunlop invented the pneumatic bicycle tyre, forming the Dunlop Pneumatic Tyre Company in Dublin in 1889. In 1893, the Company opened a branch office and factory in Melbourne's Chinatown district. In 1899, a Canadian syndicate purchased the Australasian rights from the UK Company and floated the Dunlop Pneumatic Tyre Company of Australasia Limited in Victoria on 30 August 1899. In 1905 the Company purchased its main rival Barnet Glass & Sons Proprietary Limited. In 1908, Barnet Glass created another public company, Barnet Glass Rubber Company Limited which also merged with Dunlop in 1929, being fully absorbed in 1937. On 16 August 1920 the company changed its name to the Dunlop Rubber Company of Australia Limited and became a listed public company on the Melbourne Stock Exchange, and since then has remained the parent company of the group. After merging with the Perdriau Rubber Company in 1929, the company adopted the name Dunlop Perdriau Limited, which changed to Dunlop Australia Limited in 1967. In 1980, the company acquired Olympic Consolidated Industries and a half-share in Olex Cables (which became a wholly-owned subsidiary in 1981). To reflect this merger, the name of the company was changed to Dunlop Olympic Limited.

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Rubber product manufacturing

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Relationships area

Related entity

Olympic Tyre and Rubber Company (1933 - 1980)

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Successor

Dates of the relationship

1980

Description of relationship

Related entity

Barnet Glass Rubber Company Limited (1908-1937)

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Successor

Dates of the relationship

1929

Description of relationship

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Created 22 November 2012 by Greg Bell

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Sources

Dunlop Olympic Limited website: www.dunloptyres.com.au/about-us/, accessed June 2012.

Encyclopedia of Australian Science website: Dunlop Perdriau Co Ltd (1929 - 1980), http://www.eoas.info/biogs/A000528b.htm#related, accessed June 2012.

Encyclopedia of Australian Science website: Dunlop Pneumatic Tyre Company, Australian branch (1893 - 1899). http://www.eoas.info/biogs/A000529b.htm#related, accessed June 2012.

Encyclopedia of Australian Science website: Barnet Glass and Rubber Company Ltd (1890s - 1941). http://www.eoas.info/biogs/A000516b.htm, accessed June 2012.

Guide to Australian Business Records website: Pacific Dunlop Ltd, http://www.gabr.net.au/biogs/ABE0302b.htm, accessed June 2012.

Thomson, Kathleen, 'Glass, Barnet (1849–1918)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/glass-barnet-6398/text10937, accessed June 2012.

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