Tag: Dunlop Aircraft Tyres

Dunlop Aircraft Tyres marks two years without a RIDDOR accident

10th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Dunlop Aircraft Tyres (DAT) reports the world’s only specialist producer of aircraft tyres has achieved two years of continuous operation at its Birmingham, UK, plant without a reportable accident.  “This is a fantastic result and one which we believe to be unique in the current UK tyre industry and amongst the best for this region” claimed Gordon Roper, Chief Executive Officer.

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Aircraft tyres: Goodyear to appeal Australian ruling on Dunlop name

Aircraft tyres: Goodyear to appeal Australian ruling on Dunlop name

1st August 2018 | 0 Comments

Rights to use the Dunlop brand name on tyres and related products are mainly divided up around the world between Goodyear Tire & Rubber and Sumitomo Rubber Industries. In Australia, Goodyear acts as rightsholder to the Dunlop brand, and this makes a recent court decision significant.

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Dunlop Aircraft Tyres sold to Liberty Hall Capital Partners for US$135 million

Dunlop Aircraft Tyres sold to Liberty Hall Capital Partners for US$135 million

15th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Liberty Hall Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused exclusively on investments in businesses serving the global aerospace and defence industry, has acquired Dunlop Aircraft Tyres Ltd. in a transaction valued at US$135 million. Dunlop Aircraft Tyres represents Liberty Hall’s first portfolio company focused on providing aftermarket products and services to the global aerospace and defence industry. A number of tyre makers had previously been linked with the sale of Dunlop Aircraft Tyres.

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Dunlop Aircraft Tyres confirms sale talks

Dunlop Aircraft Tyres confirms sale talks

28th September 2016 | 0 Comments

Birmingham-based Dunlop Aircraft Tyres Ltd (DATL) has confirmed that the company is looking for new investors. And this means that “initial discussions” with “a number of interested parties” are already underway. According to the company’s executive chairman Ian Edmondson, the goal is to find a suitable partner to help the company continue to move forward at its current rate of positive growth: “Our shareholders are now seeking to find a new investor who is in a position to help the business maintain the outstanding growth record that it has delivered in recent years.”

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Ready for take-off: is Dunlop Aircraft Tyre Ltd (DATL) up for sale?

Ready for take-off: is Dunlop Aircraft Tyre Ltd (DATL) up for sale?

23rd September 2016 | 0 Comments

While the vast majority of the UK’s tyre production and retreading capacity refers to trucks and a relatively small amount of car tyre retreading still takes place as well as some specialist earthmover retreading, one of the nation’s largest retreaders makes aircraft tyres. Dunlop Aircraft Tyre Ltd or DATL as it is known has demonstrated strong growth in recent years and is majority-owned by private equity. Put the two together and it begs the question – is Dunlop Aircraft Tyre Ltd (DATL) up for sale?

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Dunlop Aircraft Tyres receives global business boost with FAA certification

16th February 2016 | 0 Comments

The Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) has approved Dunlop Aircraft Tyres’ facilities in China and the USA. The FAA-14 CFR Part 145 approval means operators of US-registered commercial aircraft are able to fit the company’s products. The company has a global tyre distribution and retreading network, and is opening its first distribution and retreading facility in North America in order to support aircraft operators throughout the Americas.

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Dunlop Aircraft Tyres tells UK business minister of export sales growth plans

Dunlop Aircraft Tyres tells UK business minister of export sales growth plans

3rd September 2015 | 0 Comments

Business minister Anna Soubry visited Dunlop Aircraft Tyres’ Birmingham plant to hear how the manufacturer’s further investment plans will help it expand its product range and increase international sales. The world’s only specialist manufacturer and retreader of aircraft tyres was one of four companies in the West Midlands that the minister visited during a fact-finding day in the region.

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Dunlop Aircraft Tyres signs tyre supply contract with Garuda Indonesia

16th June 2015 | 0 Comments

Dunlop Aircraft Tyres has clinched a three-year deal to support Garuda Indonesia’s fleet of Bombardier CRJ1000 NextGen regional jets. Announced at Paris Air Show, Dunlop estimates that the contract with the airline’s maintenance company, GMF AeroAsia, will be worth in excess of US$3 million. It is the first time that Dunlop, the world’s only dedicated […]

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Chinese manufacturer chooses Dunlop tyres for upcoming turboprop aircraft

15th June 2015 | 0 Comments

An announcement made by Dunlop Aircraft Tyres at the Paris Air Show today confirms the original equipment supply of its tyres to Chinese manufacturer AVIC Aircraft Xi’an Branch for fitment on a turboprop regional airliner that is currently being developed. Six Dunlop tyres (two for the nose wheels and four for the main wheels) will be fitted to each Modern Ark 700 (MA700) aircraft; AVIC Aircraft Xi’an Branch anticipates selling approximately MA700 units around the world.

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Dunlop Aircraft Tyres moves to Infor CRM system

1st June 2015 | 0 Comments

Industry cloud company, Infor, has announced that Dunlop Aircraft Tyres has selected its Infor Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system. The new system replaces a legacy system with the intention of driving “greater visibility, consistency and accuracy in the company’s sales and CRM programs, as well as enhanced reporting capabilities to sustain rapid growth”. Integrated with Infor SyteLine, Dunlop’s existing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) application, the solution will initially be deployed for 33 users globally.

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New GM for Dunlop Taikoo joint venture

New GM for Dunlop Taikoo joint venture

1st June 2015 | 0 Comments

David Shen has been appointed general manager of Dunlop Taikoo (Jinjiang) Aircraft Tyres. He joins the tyre distribution and retreading facility, which is based in China’s Fujian Province, from aircraft engineering company HAECO-Xiamen, where he served as senior manager of business improvement and lean development.

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Dunlop Aircraft Tyres to supply 10,000 tyres a year to Boeing C-17 fleet

Dunlop Aircraft Tyres to supply 10,000 tyres a year to Boeing C-17 fleet

8th January 2015 | 0 Comments

Birmingham-based Dunlop Aircraft Tyres has won a deal to support the world’s fleet of more than 270 Boeing C-17 Globemaster III military transport aircraft. News of the deal – one of the biggest in Dunlop Aircraft Tyres’ 105-year history – follows the announcement that the company is investing in establishing its first ever tyre distribution and retreading facility in the United States.

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Dunlop Aircraft Tyres announces North Carolina as preferred site for US plant

Dunlop Aircraft Tyres announces North Carolina as preferred site for US plant

7th October 2014 | 0 Comments

British aviation tyre manufacturer, Dunlop Aircraft Tyres has identified a site in Mocksville, North Carolina as the preferred base for its first retreading facility in the United States. The world’s only specialist aircraft tyre manufacturer and retreader announced its decision to establish the facility in order to boost its competitiveness across the Americas.

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Dunlop Aircraft Tyres to open US retread facility

Dunlop Aircraft Tyres to open US retread facility

26th September 2014 | 0 Comments

Dunlop Aircraft Tyres is to establish its first retreading facility in the United States in early 2016. It is reportedly evaluating a number of potential sites in the South East of the USA. The Birmingham, UK-based company says it will use the base to boost its competitiveness across the Americas, particularly on popular narrow and wide-bodied jet airliners and military aircraft.

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Dunlop Aircraft Tyres supplying Chinese regional airline

14th July 2014 | 1 Comment

China’s first privately-owned regional airline has awarded Birmingham-based Dunlop Aircraft Tyres a three-year deal to supply tyres for its expanding fleet of regional airliners. Under the agreement, Dunlop Aircraft Tyres will support China Express Airlines’ Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen aircraft.

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