Funding fuels Dunlop’s engines for future growth



Coventry-based Dunlop Systems and Components is a high profile, international business established in 1890. They design and manufacture advanced electronic control systems and air suspension components, specialising in supplying top quality products and systems to the automotive and ancillary industries. Their team are experts in all things air suspension and export to over 20 countries around the world.

Dunlop recently won a major contract to manufacture and supply an Electronically Controlled Air Suspension System (ECAS) to new US electric manufacturer, Rivian Automotive.

The funding and support from Santander has enabled us to take the business forwards. Investing in new technology, equipment and skills to achieve our international growth ambitions. Their global presence makes them the ideal global bank to share our exciting journey with.

Robert Mansell

Managing Director, Dunlop Systems and Components

Amazon, Ford and other major investors have invested approximately $5bn into Rivian, which has significant growth potential. Dunlop Systems and Components moved their banking to Santander and was given the funding to support their production facilities to help them deliver the contract and fuel future growth.

Dunlop has continued to demonstrate engineering innovation in the automotive electric vehicle sector and we’re delighted to be able to support the global growth aspirations of the business by providing a flexible funding package. We very much look forward to working with Dunlop through this expansion journey in the growing electric vehicle market.

Mal Powar

Relationship Manager, Santander