Dunlop Wellingtons


1888: John Boyd Dunlop invents the pneumatic tyre
1896: Dunlop is registered as a trademark
1904: Hevea is founded: production of rubber products
1910: Introduction of the Dunlop golf ball
1917: Introduction of the Dunlop tennis racket
1927: Introduction of the Dunlop boot
1929: Introduction of the ‘Green Flash’ Dunlop tennis shoes, worn by Fred Perry
1950: Start of production of PVC boots in Portugal
1980: Hevea introduces Purofort boots
1996: Hevea buys Dunlop boots
2010: Start of sector approach: boots are optimised for specific sectors