Dunlop Tires has a lengthy history of rubber and tire manufacturing, which began in Dublin, Ireland, in 1890. Originally founded by John Boyd Dunlop, from which the company got its name, Dunlop is now owned by a variety of companies around the globe. The most well-known portion of Dunlop, which sells tires throughout North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, is owned by the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, the largest American manufacturer of tires. Because Dunlop is a subsidiary of Goodyear, it is currently headquartered in Akron, Ohio, but it also has other major factories and offices in the United Kingdom, Luxembourg and Brussels. This brand has long been tied to racing and continues in this heritage by manufacturing high performance tires for all types of drivers. With a focus on street and racing tires, Dunlop uses high-performance technology to ensure that every time a driver slides behind the wheel, he feels that he has complete control of his vehicle. Some of the most popular types of Dunlop Tires include Direzza, Signature, SP and SP Sport. In addition, the brand produces truck and SUV tires and is particularly invested in superior motorcycle tires. While Dunlop has long been focused on quality and performance, the brand maintains its connection with the average driver by keeping prices affordable. The brand also continues to maintain close partnership connections, such as with track day providers, riding schools for motorcyling and American Flat Track, for which it is the official tire.