Vipal Equips Canadian Bus Fleet

Vipal Equips Canadian Bus Fleet

Vipal has achieved an important contract win in Canada with the news that the Société de Transport de Montreal (STM), located in Montreal, Canada, after the completion of a bidding process and a battery of tests with the V167 tread, will now begin retreading its tyres using Vipal products.

STM is in charge of public transport in the city of Montreal and surrounding metropolitan regions. The company retreads roughly 350 tyres per month, and from now on will use the V167 tread, a Vipal design marketed only outside Brazil. V167 is perfect for trucks and buses with radial tyres on drive axles and is particularly suitable for powerful, high-torque vehicles and long running times on paved surfaces. The tread also offers good performance on muddy and snowy surfaces.

The public transit company’s fleet numbers 721 buses, and tyre retreading is handled by a retreader owned by the Canadian Government.

About the author

David is the Owner and Publisher of Retreading Business. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyres & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.

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