Business News

This news section will allow you to find out about takeovers, mergers, acquisitions and other business news within the global retreading sector.

Vipal Rubber, always keen to recognise the achievements of its partners, was proud to sponsor the 70th anniversary celebrations of UK retreader Vaculug in late August.

Taking forward the Indian Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi’s call to eliminate Tuberculosis (TB) in India by 2025, Apollo Tyres has helped organise a Gujarat focused webinar on TB free India recently. 

Episode 7 of The Retreadcast welcomed Guy Heywood, the Sales and Marketing Director of TBR Tyres for Hankook in Europe.

 

BIPAVER, the federation of national associations representing the European retreading industry, confirmed a number of organisational changes at its Annual General Meeting, held on Tuesday September 22 via digital means.

“When an idea strikes, put it in practice however small it may be, it may turn out to be successful.”  It is on this premise that Paul Mlambo, a Zimbabwean citizen resident in Botswana, established 633 Tyres, one of only two retreaders in Botswana, in 2017.

David Stevens made his second appearance on The Retreadcast a few weeks back with him outlining the ongoing recovery of the US Retread Market.

Goodyear has been shrouded in controversy the past 24 hours after US President Donald Trump called for a boycott of the tyre manufacturer.

 

Croatian retreader Gumiimpex, based in Varaždin (81 km from Zagreb) is celebrating 50 years of activity. Inaugurated on April 20, 1970, the company is the largest tyre retreader and distributor in Croatia and has maintained a strong partnership with Vipal since 2010. Gumiimpex recently received a Vipal plaque in recognition of this milestone.

The Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) has joined forces with DKE Enterprises Inc., who was awarded the California’s Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) Retread Tire Services Contract (DRR19084) on July 23, 2020.

VMI has announced that it has helped in the modernisation of another tyre retreading plant in Brazil, thanks to the installation of a VMI Retrax system.

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