|1909||Establishment of The Dunlop Rubber Co., (Far East) Ltd. Japan branch.|
|1917||Incorporation of The Dunlop Rubber Co., (Far East) Ltd. in Japan.|
(Original capital of 1,180,000 yen financed entirely by UK Dunlop)
Manufacturing of golf and tennis balls begins at Kobe Factory.
|1960||First investment made by Sumitomo Group. Adoption of a new Dunlop logo.|
|1961||Manufacturing of the DUNLOP FORT tennis balls begins.|
|1963||Acquisition by Sumitomo Group. Company name changed to Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd.|
Manufacturing of golf clubs in Japan begins.
|1970||Adoption of IR Latex as coating for golf ball cores.|
|1972||Opening of Kakogawa Factory. Transfer of tennis ball manufacturing from Kobe to Kakogawa Factory.|
|1973||Establishment of Dunlop Sports Enterprises.|
Manufacturing of DUNLOP DDH two-piece golf balls begins.
Introduction of ROYAL MAXFLI and DDH TOUR SPECIAL golf balls.
|1994||Completion of Golf Science Center in Ichijima (Tamba City, Hyogo prefecture).|
Introduction of TOUR SPECIAL METAL MIX, the world's first balls to utilize metallic compounds.
|1997||Establishment of North American sales affiliate Srixon Sports USA, Inc.|
Introduction of MAXFLI HI-BRID, the world's first three piece golf balls to utilize a urethane mid-layer.
Introduction of XXIO line of golf balls and clubs.
|2001||Establishment of European sales affiliate Srixon Sports Europe, Ltd.|
|2002||Introduction of the second generation of XXIO golf clubs.|
Establishment of Oceania sales affiliate Srixon Sports Australasia Pty. Ltd.
|2003||Introduction of XXIO golf balls utilizing Aero Power Dimple design.|
Establishment of Sumitomo Rubber Industries Group's sporting goods department as an independent branch, SRI Sports Limited.
|2004||Introduction of the third generation of XXIO golf clubs.|
|2005||Introduction of third generation XXIO and SRIXON Z-UR golf balls.|
Introduction of All New XXIO (fourth generation XXIO) golf clubs.
Introduction of SRIXON WR golf clubs.
|2008||Introduction of XXIO Premium golf balls.|
Consolidation of sales affiliates following the 2007 acquisition of Cleveland Golf.
Commencement of the first Dunlop World Challenge Tennis Tournament.
Introduction of The XXIO REVO driver.
Introduction of SRIXON Z-STAR golf balls.
Introduction of NEW XXIO Premium golf balls.
Establishment of Korea sales affiliate Srixon Sports Korea Ltd. (Company name changed to Dunlop Sports Korea Co., Ltd in 2012.)
Introduction of SRIXON REVO V tennis racquets.
Introduction of XXIO XD-AERO golf balls
Introduction of XXIO AERO SPIN golf balls.
Introduction of SRIXON Z-STAR series golf balls.
Introduction of XXIO UX AERO golf balls.
Introduction of SRIXON Z-STAR Series golf balls.
|2018||Merged with Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. To become its new Sports Business Headquarters.|