Utter rubber-ish: tyre maker distances itself from Concourt controversy

03 July 2019 | Web Article Number: ME201915253

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SUMITOMO Rubber South Africa (SRSA), manufacturer of the Dunlop, Sumitomo and Falken tyre brands, has distanced itself from a recent Constitutional Court case involving companies sharing the Dunlop brand name.

“SRSA wishes to confirm that they do not own, nor have any association with the companies listed in the Constitutional Court of South Africa’s case between National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa OBO Khanyile Nganezi and others versus Dunlop Mixing and Technical Services (Pty) Limited and Others (CCT 202/18) (28 June 2019),” the company said in a statement.

“In respect of recent media coverage, Sumitomo Rubber South Africa wishes to point out that the information supplied in the coverage is incorrect. The Constitutional Court ruling refers to Dunlop Mixing and Technical Services (PTY) Ltd; Dunlop Belting Products (PTY) Ltd and Dunlop Industrial Hose (PTY) Ltd.”

It referred anyone seeking more information to a webpage containing the full judgement.

“Again, we wish to reiterate that the action was not taken against the Dunlop Tyre Brand nor against Sumitomo Rubber South Africa.”

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