Scottish-born John Boyd Dunlop invented the Pneumatic Bicycle Tyre and formed the Dunlop Pneumatic Tyre Company.
The Dunlop Pneumatic Tyre Company opened a branch and factory in Melbourne.
Dunlop begins manufacturing rubber boots.
Dunlop entered the sporting goods market with the acquisition of Empire Racket Co.
The Dunlop Volley was invented, inspired by tennis player and Dunlop employee Adrian Quist.
Dunlop entered the underwear and socks market with the acquisition of Holeproof and Berlei Hestia Ltd.
Dunlop acquired Grosby and created the branded footwear business.
Pacific Brands was formed as a consumer goods division of Pacific Dunlop.
Pacific Brands strengthened its position in the underwear and hosiery market with the acquisition of Bonds.
Pacific Brands entered the outwear market with the acquisition of Boydex International.
Pacific Brands developed the branded footwear business acquiring the Australian licenses for Clarks and Hush Puppies.
Pacific Brands was one of the largest suppliers to the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.
KingGee, Razzamatazz and Stubbies joined Pacific Brands with the acquisition of Sara Lee Apparel.
Pacific Brands was acquired by CVC Asia Pacific and Catalyst Investment Managers.
Pacific Brands acquired Kolotex Hosiery.
Following a highly successful flotation, Pacific Brands was listed on the ASX and NZX.
Pacific Brands acquired Sheridan.
Pacific Brands became a market leader in the workwear category acquiring the Yakka Group including brands such as Hard Yakka and Can't Tear 'Em.
Pacific Brands acquired the streetwear division of Globe International incorporating brands such as Mossimo, Mooks and Stussy.
Pacific Brands moves into the premium streetwear market acquiring the license for Diesel Australia.