Vipal Rubber is celebrating 15 years of operations in Eastern Europe.

In News2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineJune 25, 2021

With a distribution centre in Slovenia, the tyre retreading product manufacturer supplies customers across the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, and the Balkan and Baltic nations.

Among the products supplied to in Eastern European countries are the VT110, VT220, VL140 and VRT3 treads. The company also supplies tyre repair products to several Eastern European distributors. Among the main ones are repairs such as patches and valve reinforcements for inner tubes.

“Since we set up inventories in Europe in 2006, countries like the Czech Republic have always been our priorities,” said Fabricio Nedeff, commercial manager at Vipal Europe.

“Firstly, because of its people, then the high retreading rate and great acceptance of retreaded tyres, also because the excellent quality of the local retreaders and their technology,” he said.

“Today, the country ranks fifth in volume for Vipal Rubber’s European branch office,” Nedeff adds.

In addition to the Slovenian Distribution Centre, Vipal has two others in Europe, one in Felixstowe, England, and another in Valencia, Spain. The company has four factories and another ten distribution centres spread across the globe, which supply around 90 countries.

Vipal recently won three international awards in the first edition of the Recircle Awards. It won in the categories of Best Supplier of Precured Treads, Best Supplier of Tyre Retreading Equipment and Accessories, for Vipal Machinery, and Best in Innovation in the Tyre Retreading Industry, the latter for the Eye Control technology case.

The award, promoted by Autopromotec 2021, Retreading Business and Tyre & Rubber Recycling, recognised contributions made to the circular economy by companies and professionals within tyre manufacturing, retreading and recycling industries.