Dunlopillo latex was invented by a Dunlop scientist, Mr EA Murphy in January 1929. Murphy was one of a group of research scientists working for Dunlop at Fort Dunlop in Birmingham. Dunlop had already staked its claim on the name Dunlopillo as it was registered in 1926 and it was the first foam ever manufactured. Murphy had been trying for some time to discover a method of creating latex foam but could not achieve the right consistency as the bubbles would not stay. Fortunately his wife suggested a cake mixer which worked to allow the product to be created.
In 2002 Hilding Anders acquired the Dunlopillo brand in the UK and Ireland making it part of Europes leading bedding group, Hilding Anders which is the leading manufacturer of beds and mattresses in Europe, Russia and Asia.