DUNLOPILLO was formed in 1929 to market latex foam, which had been created by Dunlop research scientist E. A. Murphy using a cake mixer and a steam oven. It produced pillows, beds, cinema seating and latex cushioning for cars. Latex foam grew in popularity throughout the 1930s, before virtually disappearing during the war years due to rubber plantations being blockaded. After the war, normal supplies were resumed.

In 1960, Dunlopillo decided to relocate its headquarters to Pannal, building a new office block the next year. The factory has remained a central part of the village ever since – weathering a takeover – before an announcement in 2005 that it may be sold off for development. In 2002, Dunlopillo sold the bed-manufacturing side of the business, changing its name to Dunlop Latex Foam in the process.

Before colour television was introduced and the world still saw things in shades of grey, a scientist in the UK named Mr. E. A. Murphy invented Dunlopillo latex in 1929. Thus began the rich history of Dunlopillo, and soon our first – and the world’s first – latex mattresses were made.

Over time we built a reputation as one of the world’s best loved bedding brands and the leading manufacturer of latex, dedicated to providing high-quality sleep and comfort solutions to all our customers. Dunlopillo is more than just mattresses. Through the years, we have given millions of customers around the world the peace of mind that their bedrooms are their personal heaven for celebrating special moments.

Dunlopillo is selling its products in more then 80 countries worldwide. Like all members of the ‘Dunlop’ family of companies, however each and every country is independently owned and managed.

The Dunlopillo Heritage

  • 1926

    Dunlopillo is registered by its parent company, Dunlop Ltd, three years before Dunlopillo Latex is invented. Dunlop Ltd is reowned worldwide as the inventor of pneumatic tyres, which has since been used in all kind of public transport even aircraft. The Dunlop brands is famous for many products, especially sporting goods such as badminton rackets, golf balls and golf shoes.

  • 1929

    Led by Mr. E. A. Murphy, Dunlop scientists invent Dunlopillo latex foam. Dunlopillo Latex foam is the first of its’ kind to be used to pad seats in public trams, trains and trolley buses. The aircraft industry welcomes latex foam to pad cockpits and seats as well.


  • 1931

    The first latex mattresses and pillows were produced. It is a huge success as they are the first mattresses and pillows that do not need to plumped, or turned so as to stay fresh and maintain their shapes.

  • 1950

    Dunlopillo’s latex seats are installed in the refurbished House of Parliament in the UK.


  • 1954

    Dr. Theo Lammers from the Institute of Hygiene, Gutenburg University, proves that latex foam has exceptionally high anti-bacterial properties, and is hygienically ideal for mattresses, superior to all exiting materials.

  • 1955

    Dunlopillo achieves national fame when its’ latex is used to make a special seat for Donald Campbell’s waterspeed record-breaking craft, the Bluebird.


  • 1960

    With the installation of a highly advanced manufacturing system to produce Latex, Dunlopillo UK becomes the world’s leading brand of Latex mattresses.

  • 1976

    PT. Dunlopillo Indonesia is established and a new factory was set up in Bekasi, a joint venture between Dunlop Slazenger and local partners. The factory produces latex foam mattresses for the Indonesia and Asian Region market.


  • 1987

    Shirley Institute of Manchester reveals that Dunlopillo Latex has twice the ability to kill bed bugs compared to interior spring core mattresses.

  • 1990

    Dunlopillo was the first to combine nature’s perfect utilisation of space, the honeycomb arrangement, with the Individual Pocketed Spring (IPS) System.


  • 1991

    Dunlopillo is awarded the Queen’s Award for export achievement in the UK.

  • 1995

    Research from UK’s University of Leeds, Department of Microbiology confirms that Dunlopillo Latex is capable of killing 10 bacteria cell.


  • 2001

    Dunlopillo is awarded the ISO 9001-2000 certification for the manufacturing of Latex Mattresses and their related products, the first of such certification to be awarded to a bedding manufacturer in Indonesia.

  • 2001

    Bristish Tire and Rubber started diversifying their business and started selling off the brand rights for different countries to their distributors / management buy out. All Dunlopillo brand owners for respective countries now are independently owned.


  • 2003

    Dunlopillo invented the New BIO-LATEX technology for manufacturing latex. BIO-LATEX technology produces latex products with distinctive yellow colouring and superior benefits compared to other ordinary latex products.

  • 2012

    The Introduction of Dunlopillo Latex Gel.
    The Opening of 2 Dunlopillo Pillowshop: Tangerang City and Mangga Dua Square.


  • 2018

    The latest addition to the Dunlopillo is the reborn of Dunlopillo LOGO specialising in the manufacture of hospital mattress and related products. Dunlopillo LOGO is utilising the experince and expertise of Dunlopillo with its superior LATEX product. Dunlopillo endeavours to manufacture and supply hospital LATEX mattress for the individual needs of the Health Care.