About Us

Here to Enrich African Lives

Since the first civilisations, Africans have travelled spectacular distances to trade and explore. Much has changed since then, but the need to move from place to place has not. As long as Africa’s people are on her roads, we’ll be here to fit the tyres that help them reach their destinations safely.

Our journey began circa November 2014 when Sumitomo Rubber South Africa partnered with us to expand their wings in Africa. We initially started with the distribution of Dunlop and Sumitomo products in Cote d’Ivoire and thereafter soon extended to include 13 francophone nations in West Africa. This became our stepping stone for our further expansion into other African countries.

While we were building our tyre distribution business in West Africa, we had another story unfolding which was focused on the tyre retail sector in Zambia. The Carbon story began in Lusaka in 2015 as Auto and Tyre Worldwide Ltd. In 2017, we ventured into Nigeria and Malawi followed by DRC and Mozambique in 2018. Since then we have worked tirelessly to develop our network and retail chain and expand our distribution channels. Currently we have presence in all major markets in West, Southern and Central Africa.

As exclusive distributors of a wide range of premium Dunlop & Sumitomo passenger; 4x4; SUV and truck tyres, we drive the world’s fastest developing economies forward. Our well established and reliable distribution network enables us to dispatch quality products across the continent, whilst our state of the art fitment centres ensure that every tyre is precision-fitted by professionals.

We also offer wheel balancing, wheel alignment and tyre changing services to increase the lifespan of your tyres and keep you safe on the roads. Out Fitment Centres also allow easy access to a variety of other services and auto accessories such as batteries, air-conditioner gas refills, lubricants, nitrogen gas refilling, puncture repairs, waterless car wash, car quick service and many more.

We’re here to drive Africa forward with innovative, tech-enabled tyre solutions that open new horizons for her people and unlock new possibilities for her businesses. For every delivery, every discovery and every destination – we are here for AFRICA!