Dunlop already has a network of more than 80 Dunlop Container outlets across the country, employing about 400 people.

Dunlop to expand support programme for entrepreneurs who want to start their own tyre centres

Dunlop already has a network of more than 80 Dunlop Container outlets across the country, employing about 400 people.


Dunlop already has a community of greater than 80 Dunlop Container shops throughout the nation, using about 400 individuals.

  • Dunlop began its retailer container undertaking in 2012 to drive sustainable township entrepreneurship, create job alternatives, and promote highway security.
  • The firm is now increasing the programme.
  • Successful candidates will take possession of a tailored, totally fitted 12-metre container full with gear, retail software program, startup inventory, and point-of-sale materials.
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Tyre producer Dunlop is increasing a container retailer undertaking it began in 2012 to empower younger entrepreneurs to start their own tyre-fitment companies.

It is now rolling out the programme nationwide, with a selected deal with rural and township areas, in accordance to Itumeleng Mojafi, enterprise improvement group supervisor of Japanese-listed Sumitomo Rubber SA (SRSA).

The firm will present appropriate candidates with start-up support to run their tyre fitment centres in their native communities.

Shortlisted candidates for the “Dunlop Business in a Box” idea can be linked up with the Small Enterprise Finance Agency (SEFA) to apply for funding.

Successful candidates will take possession of a tailored, totally fitted 12-metre container full with gear, retail software program, start-up inventory, and point-of-sale materials. The container features a reception space, a workshop with tyre altering gear, and a storage facility stocked with tyres to allow buying and selling from the primary day of enterprise. 

There is already a community of greater than 80 Dunlop Container shops throughout the nation, using about 400 individuals.

Lubin Ozoux, CEO of SRSA, says the Dunlop Container undertaking was began in 2012 with three principal goals: to drive sustainable township entrepreneurship, create job alternatives, and promote security on the highway.

“The Dunlop Container undertaking has enabled casual tyre companies, typically buying and selling from makeshift, roadside services, to be remodeled into correct Dunlop-branded fitment centres, the place they will supply top quality and inexpensive tyres and tyre companies to their communities, whereas creating jobs,” says Ozoux.

According to Mojafi, the youth programme has been properly obtained.

“We are getting support and encouragement from the federal government and personal sector. Thus far, we have not finalised any youth functions but, however are receiving a median of greater than 20 enquiries every day,” says Mojafi. “The excellent candidate is somebody with an entrepreneurship background, willingness and talent to be taught, and an ideal enterprise angle.”

The younger entrepreneurs can be educated at considered one of SRSA’s technical, coaching, and retail centres to achieve the required enterprise expertise. They may also obtain authorized and regulatory support, advertising and marketing support, and enterprise mentoring.

Victor Mtshali, who owns a Dunlop Container in Mondlo township within the Zululand District Municipality, says it makes it simpler to own a enterprise when a powerful model backs you. 

Applications for the Dunlop Business in a Box programme may be carried out online. Applicants have to be South African and 18 years or older. The deadline for functions to be submitted is 30 June 2023. This is to afford candidates sufficient time to meet the minimal necessities, says Mojafi.