Story: Factory industries

Dunlop Tyres

Dunlop Tyres

Dunlop Tyres’ Upper Hutt factory (shown here in 1970) began making tyres in 1949. Dunlop was one of the overseas companies that set up a factory in New Zealand to supply the local market. The factory made tyres for cars, trucks, tractors and small earthmovers, and supplied the growing car-assembly industry. It closed in 2006.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, K. E. Niven and Co Collection
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Ian Hunter, 'Factory industries - Protecting factories, 1945 to the 1960s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 April 2024)

Story by Ian Hunter, published 11 Mar 2010