Dunlop U.K.established Japan's first modern rubber factory. Began production of bicycle tyres and tubes, and nonpneumatic(solid) rickshaw tires.
Began production of rubber tubing, rubber gloves, and water pillows.
Changed company name to "Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd." G.R.G. Dept. was divided the organization into G.R.G. and Sporting Goods Sections. The major products of the former were dredging rubber sleeve hoses, marine fenders, gas tubing, rubber gloves, rubber packing, printing blankets, adhesive, ship deck covering (Semtex), etc.
Dividing "Sporting Goods Department," the G.R.G. Section was reorganized into the "Allied Products Department." Established a factory specializing in rubber gloves.
Established a new factory (Kakogawa Factory) specializing in the production of allied products and sporting goods.
Raised to "Allied Products Division."
Established the subsidiary "Dunlop Home Products Co.,Ltd" to deal with home products.
Established a rubber glove factory in Malaysia. Kakogawa factory expanded its rubber fender plant to increase production capacity.
Introduced to the technology of sand-filled artificial turf "Omnicourt" by Tecsyn International Inc. of Canada, and started the sale of this new type of turf.
Developed the small bore gas tubing, "Gas Cord."
Began the marketing of "Masterstrack," a ventilated field surface consisting of rubber chips and polyurethane.
Began to handle water blocking gaskets for submerged tunnels, after receiving guidance from the Vredstein Icopro B.V. of the Netherlands.
Entered in a technical aid agreement for flooring materials with the Berlin Co. of Taiwan.
Reorganized "Allied Products Division" to the "L&I Project Section."
Made remarkable progress in globalization of L&I business through the export of "SUMMITECH" brand gloves.
Established two new divisions: the Industrial Products Division and the Floor & Sport Surface Division in the L&I Project Section.
Sumitomo's natural rubber gloves were authorized with the "Eco Mark" by the Japan Environmental Association.
Completion of the company's new head office building.
Began sales of "Hyper Segment," a Flexible Segment for bored tunnels.
Following the closure of the Kobe factory due to the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, production equipment was moved to another factory to maintain production.
Following the enactment of the Product Liability Act, established PL Committee.
Received permission to begin sales of imported medical equipment.
Sumirubber Industries received the ISO 9002 for its home, work, and test gloves, as well as completing its No. 4 building.
Changed the name of the L & I Project Section to the Industrial Products Headquarters.
Developed and began sales of "Grip Coat Disinfectant Floor," an inorganically applied germfree floor surface.
Marine fender received the ISO 9001 for its quality.
Introduced "Mama Sayang" protain-free gloves.
Began sales of rubber-filled artificial turf "Hibrid-Turf"
Began sales of "Hyper Omega" circular type fender.
Established a precision rubber parts factory in China.
The establishment of SRI Hybrid Limited: Taking over industrial manufacturing at Sumitomo Rubber, the Kakogawa plant and becoming the main stockholder in affiliated companies.
Began sales of the "Damping Materials for Houses".
Delivered newly-developed flexible joints "Crown Seal" "Super Horn" for immersed tunnel.
Sumirubber Malaysia awarded ISO 14001 certification.
Zhongshan Sumirubber awarded ISO 14001 certification.
Long-pile, artificial turf "Hibrid-Turf XP" introduced.
Delivered flexible joint for immersed tunnel for Bosporus Strait Tunnel.
Sumirubber Vietnam, Ltd. established.
Medical rubber plug business was transferred from Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.
Sumirubber Malaysia achieves zero emissions.
New office wing completed at SRI Hybrid Kakogawa Factory.
Long-pile, artificial turf "Hibrid-Turf Extreme" introduced.
Ultra-high-damping technology "Grast" developed.
Zhongshan Sumirubber Co., Ltd. achieves complete zero emissions, and Sumirubber Vietnam achieves zero emissions.
Developed recyclable, zero-waste-producing artificial turf with minimal environmental impact and superior sports performance.
Sumirubber Vietnam achieves complete zero emissions.
The Clean Rubber Business Team (Izumiohtsu office) obtains international ISO9001:2000 certification.
Began sales of next-generation Omnicourt XP, a new and more durable version of Omnicourt, an artificial turf with sand in it used for tennis.
SRI Hybrid is merged with Sumitomo Rubber Industries Co., Ltd., and becomes the headquarters of Hybrid Rubber Products.
Kakogawa Factory began production of medical rubber parts.
30 years since Sumirubber Malaysia Sdn. Bhd commenced operation.
10 years since Zhongshan Sumirubber Precision Rubber Ltd. commenced operation.
Vibration-damping unit for wooden houses MIRAIE, made with proprietary highly damping rubber, goes on sale.
All models in the Dun-slope Light Slim series obtain certification mark in clinical evaluation of social welfare equipment.
Sumigomu Takasago Integrate, Ltd., dealing with modules for medical equipment, founded as a joint venture with Takasago Electric, Inc.
New Hibrid-Turf EX, artificial turf made for maximum durability, goes on sale.
Swiss medical container rubber parts company Lonstroff AG acquired, enters Group as a wholly-owned subsidiary.
Dun-slope Air, a portable wheelchair ramp, goes on sale.
Sumitomo Rubber expands production with investment in new facility to manufacture rubber parts for medical applications in Slovenia.