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Opening heading[edit]

where does dunlop tyres get there rubber (latex) from? how are tyres made?

A British Company?[edit]

Dunlop was a British company, but it cannot be still be considered British being 75% owned by the Americans and 25% buy the Japanese. It's headquarters is in Brussels, hardly British. Surfing bird (talk) 06:59, 23 October 2010 (UTC)

It's a question, obviously this should be moved, as Dunlop Tyre no longer exists. Should it be moved to Dunlop (the EU subsidary) or to Dunlop Tire (the parent company) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 143.65.196.20 (talk) 13:08, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

Suggested move[edit]

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The result of the move request was: no consensus to move to a particular title at this time, per the discussion below. Dekimasuよ! 00:51, 27 October 2014 (UTC)


Dunlop Tyres? – The name should be either be Dunlop or Dunlop Tire as Dunlop Tyre no longer exists. 143.65.196.20 (talk) 13:10, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

The Fincial Times lists no more manufacturing in the UK, and all manufacturing is done by Goodyear (Tires?) in Frace/Germany [1]

There seems to be two companies, given the links by Gregkaye, Dunlop, which is EU, and Dunlop Tires which is American. Neither of which is Dunlop Tyres hence a rename. There's a Disambiguation page at Dunlop so I would suggest Dunlop Tire and, we include the American company in there too. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 143.65.196.20 (talk) 16:13, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

  • Despite an absence of conclusive checks I Support proposal by 143.65.196.20 as most reasonable way of attempting clarification of article content. However I suggest the slight amendment to the plural Dunlop Tires as per website. Gregkaye 08:16, 9 October 2014 (UTC)
Yea, it's a bit ambigious to me how one should name it. I did mean to use the plural Dunlop Tires but, absent a second article for the company in the states, it seems that it should be Dunlop Tires as that is how they are now known (not resupporting my move, just, attempting to make a reasoned argument) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 143.65.196.20 (talk) 09:48, 9 October 2014 (UTC)
change to Oppose as related to the current situation of the article and in response to comments by Necrothesp below. I also think that Dunlop tyres is a more relevant identifier than Dunlop Rubber Company.
Rolling on If an editor was interested I think there would be a benefit in spliting off an American article and submitting an RM here to something like Dunlop (UK tyre manufacturer) or Dunlop tyres. Gregkaye 09:47, 23 October 2014 (UTC)
  • If the article is only about one of the companies the name of that company should be used, otherwise "(tyres)" or "(Goodyear)". "Tires" would be misleading, only referring to the US subsidiary.. 86.130.209.39 (talk) 21:41, 12 October 2014 (UTC)
  • "Tyres" is still used in the Australian company's name. 86.130.209.39 (talk) 21:56, 12 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose. The British company was never called Dunlop Tyres. It was called the Dunlop Pneumatic Tyre Company until 1913, the Dunlop Rubber Company from 1913 to 1967, and the Dunlop Company (or just Dunlop) thereafter. But what this article appears to be about is the brand, and as such it probably doesn't need renaming, as you can still get Dunlop Tyres (with the British spelling). The infobox, which refers only to the American company, needs removing. -- Necrothesp (talk) 14:51, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
    • As the article mentions, Sumitomo acquired the brand; its UK subsidiary (which was previously SP Tyres UK Ltd) became Dunlop Tyres Ltd in 1997, this still exists but not as a manufacturer. 86.130.209.39 (talk) 19:53, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
  • If this is about the brand, then rename to Dunlop (brand). If about the company, then Dunlop Rubber Company could be the correct choice. At this point the article text make say brand and the categories say company. Which is it? So I probably support some change, but what? Vegaswikian (talk) 16:46, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
    • It's more than one company (Dunlop Tires, Dunlop GmbH, Dunlop Tyres Australia) in the Goodyear group and other separate companies. A Dunlop (brands) article already exists. 86.130.209.39 (talk) 19:53, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
      • Merge? Vegaswikian (talk) 21:27, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
        • Maybe, but there's probably enough for a separate article about the joint venture (which consists of more than one joint venture company with the same owners - Goodyear Dunlop Tires Europe in the Netherlands and Goodyear Dunlop Tires North America in the United States - and various subsidiaries; I'm not sure about Australia). If this is kept then I suggest renaming it to Goodyear Dunlop Tires. 86.130.209.39 (talk) 22:19, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

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Requested move 20 March 2015[edit]

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The result of the move request was: Not moved. EdJohnston (talk) 02:19, 28 March 2015 (UTC)


Dunlop TyresDunlop TiresWP:TIES - The company is owned by US based company Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company(75%) and Japanese based Sumitomo Rubber Industries(25%), both of which self identify using the Tire spelling on their corporate sites[[2]] and [[3]] and publications, the same as Dunlop Tires[[4]] and [[5]]. Also the corporate headquarters of Dunlop Tires is located in Buffalo, NY, United States per this article. On Goodyear's corporate site, Dunlop is linked to and uses the tire spelling in documents and the main corporate website. While the company was originally a UK company, it is no longer and there are no tires manufactured by Dunlop in the UK anymore. While Goodyear sells tires under the name Dunlop Tyre in the UK and a separate company was licensed the name for sales in Australia, it is in name only for marketing purposes for the region and for the purposes of DBA, not the actual name of the company and how it self identifies within it's corporate structure. Hence, I would cite that the article has strong ties to a particular English-speaking nation and therefore should use the English of that nation. re: WP:TIES - 74.104.150.176 (talk) 21:57, 20 March 2015 (UTC) -

  • Oppose - WP:ENGVAR, WP:RETAIN and WP:TITLECHANGES, etc, make clear we don't make a practice of changing English spelling variants for superficial reasons. Wikipedia is not a news site, and as covered in WP:RECENTISM, articles take a broad historical view. Historically, Dunlop is British and most of what there is to say about the history of this company is in a British context. Dunlop Tyres is a subtopic of Dunlop (brands), which is obviously a British subject. The idea that we would flip the spelling of every company article whenever they changed corporate parents would create chaos. Consider the recent changes in ownership of Rover, Mini, Chrysler, Ducati, etc. Is Holden next? Corporations are fickle, Wikipedia takes the long view. Admins should also note that 74.104.150.176 (talk · contribs · WHOIS) seems to be working very hard to undermine Wikipedia's policies on spelling variants, trying to remove non-US spelling at every opportunity, and this appears very WP:POINTy, and it's starting to become disruptive. --Dennis Bratland (talk) 23:09, 20 March 2015 (UTC)
This isn't just about a spelling variant, it's an actual company name. I am not doing anything to undermine policies, I just happened to come across this article in the process of looking at the whole tire/tyre issue on the motorcycle tire page, this one should be a no brainer to change to match the existing company name.74.104.150.176 (talk) 19:30, 22 March 2015 (UTC)
Top 10 in terms of tire sales per brand name in the world.
  • Support But think it should go to Dunlop, as seen in the arguments in the prior request move. Dunlop 'tyre' doesn't exist as a company anymore, it's Dunlop, or Dunlop Tire. It's not recitisim if it's a name change. Should we list it as Barnet, Middlesex? Also, finding another article who's naming you'd like to ask for consensus on in the same general topic (tires) isn't really that pointy, it's probably just human. ~ip user — Preceding unsigned comment added by 90.201.191.33 (talk) 00:52, 22 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Strong opposeWP:TITLEVAR is clear, and MOS:RETAIN also applies. I'd also apply WP:TITLECHANGES. There is no reason to change the established English variety, which is retained according to our article titles policy. The proposing user fails to under our policies on English varieties. WP:TIES only applies in instances where an article subject has strong ties to one particular English-speaking area/variety, as opposed to all others. This article subject does not have strong ties to any particular English variety, as it has ties to multiple such areas/varieties. As such, the existing variety is retained per WP:TITLEVAR. RGloucester 05:29, 22 March 2015 (UTC)
This isn't about changing the variety as much as correctly identifying a company by it's actual name? I only referenced the strong ties because I knew the two of you would come here and use the same WP:TITLEVAR or WP:ENGVAR points, which I believe WP:TIES would overrule. Regardless of that, how does it not have strong ties to one variety when the company is located in the US, majority owned by a US company, and self identifies using the spelling Tire? We change Stadium names all the time when the sponsor and thus name changes, see Jacobs Field or CMGI Field, or other companies who changed their names like Phillip Morris who switched to Altria, or Blackwater changing to Academi or Apple Inc which changed it's name in 2007 from Apple Computer, or Panasonics name change, we honored those name changes, why shouldn't we honor this one? 74.104.150.176 (talk) 19:30, 22 March 2015 (UTC)
Here and here they call themselves Dunlop Tyres, yet here it's tires. Kind of depends which country you pick how they "self identify". We don't actually rename articles to match every company's precise legal name; we use the common name when possible, only going further when disambiguation is actually necessary, per Wikipedia:Naming conventions (companies) which is derived from the policy WP:RECOGNIZABLE. Wikipedia:Official names is an essay on the common error of thinking we must bow to official names. --Dennis Bratland (talk) 20:08, 22 March 2015 (UTC)
It does not have strong ties to one particular country. It has ties to Britain, America, Australia. &c. If it has ties to more than one country, it cannot have strong ties. That's how WP:TIES works. RGloucester 05:33, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
It can certainly have strong ties to one country over others while also having ties to those other countries. 74.104.150.176 (talk) 00:51, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
  • block This is now just trolling. Andy Dingley (talk) 10:53, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
Not trolling at all, it's a perfectly reasonable requested move with merit, the problem is that people are taking it as an english versus english topic, when it's really not about that at all. This one is about correcting an article with an actual incorrect name on it. 74.104.150.176 (talk) 00:51, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
  • comment I don't know if this is Trolling, but there was a reasoned argument above why it should or should not be changed. Reading through the arguments, one could make a case either way, or for something along the lines of Dunlop Brand or Dunlop Tire Manufacturing Group or something like this. I think it's not Trolling, but rather, a new editor trying to make things consistent. There have been many times that articles have been changed from American English to British English, and (i.e. humor) that when someone attempts to change it back, the Commonwealth contingent comes out en force and blocks the move. That's not trolling, that's requesting appropriate moves. BUT! To that matter at hand, I again think that this should be renamed to the company name, as it legally stands. Cheers. ~ip user
For the backstory, look at Talk:Motorcycle tyre. Andy Dingley (talk) 23:16, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
Yea, I saw it, I commented on that one as well. Just because the submitter of both these moves is the same thing, doesn't mean they shouldn't be viewed on their merits. Should Dunlop be moved? That's the question. I think it should be something, not Dunlop Tyres, as that company is just a small subsidiary of a larger company. Maybe Dunlop Tires, Maybe Dunlop Tire Manufacturers, maybe there should be an article about the parent company and the UK company. Still is the question at hand. ~ip user — Preceding unsigned comment added by 90.201.191.33 (talk) 00:15, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose. The article is about the brand and not the company. The brand was begun in Britain and the article has always been titled in British English and is also largely about the British operation. -- Necrothesp (talk) 16:10, 25 March 2015 (UTC)
In that case, it should be renamed to Dunlop Tyres (Brand) to avoid confusion with the actual company. 74.104.150.176 (talk) 17:31, 25 March 2015 (UTC)
Since the brand is worldwide and the company is not, I think the brand is the primary topic. It's the company that should have a separate article as Dunlop Tires (company). -- Necrothesp (talk) 09:51, 26 March 2015 (UTC)
That doesn't even make sense, the brand is no more world wide than the company that owns the brand. Good Year Tire owns Dunlop Tire which uses the Brand Dunlop Tyre. 74.104.150.176 (talk) 14:36, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

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