Vipal Rubber celebrates 50 years

In News2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineAugust 18, 2023

The tyre specialist was founded in 1973 by Vicencio Paludo, who wanted to offer the trucking industry a solution to its tyre problems – from the first patches, going through the production of camelbacks, treads, and tyre retreading machines, to the manufacture of new tyres for motorcycles.

Today, Vipal Rubber offers a complete line of products for retreading and repairing of passenger, commercial, agricultural and Off the Road (OTR) tyres.

Vipal is distributed in New Zealand by Power Retreads.

“Congratulations on Vipal Rubber’s 50-year anniversary. This amazing accomplishment is just one step in their journey,” said Dave Leicester, director at Power Retreads.

“Vipal’s ability to relentlessly search for the highest quality product and provide innovative ways to improve the retreading industry is the key to their success,” he said.

“It has been a pleasure working with Vipal Rubber over many years and we have formed great friendships with their Australasian representatives. We hope to remain colleagues and friends for many more years to come.”

‘We were born with the goal of being close to our customers and partners, offering the best solutions to generate savings and high performance for companies through tyre retreading,” said Arlindo Paludo, son of the founder and current chairman of the board of directors at Vipal Rubber.

“Our growth is based on the search for continuous innovation, genuine teamwork and a lot of determination.”

The company has five factories in Brazil, one in Argentina and one in the United States – the world’s largest tyre retreading market.

Over the last five decades, Vipal Rubber has consolidated itself in the world market and formed the largest network of authorised retreaders in Latin America, today composed of more than 250 highly qualified companies. The company has branches and distribution centres located in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, United States, Spain, Slovenia, and England.