Vipal Participates in 63rd OTR Conference in the United States

The Vipal team


Organised by the Tire Industry Association, the traditional Off-the-Road Tire Conference (OTR) is coming to its sixty-third edition in 2018. And Vipal could not fail to attend this event, which brings the main news to the most diverse players in the industry, including end consumers, new tyre distributors, and retreaders. The OTR Conference is taking place February 21-24 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

"The conference is a good opportunity to introduce our products and broaden our contact with this industry, since we are operating in it in several countries and have lots of experience and great results. In addition to that, it is a great opportunity to update information on this market and to check what the trends in this industry are, as there are several workshops and lectures being held, with the participation of many experts from different departments. It is possible to get a lot of information about related technologies, directions that the business is taking, in short, a lot of valuable information," emphasised Vipal's International Business Director, Leandro Rigon.

Vipal's NAFTA Commercial Manager, Gabriel Fuma, added: “Our intention is to show the efficiency of Vipal compounds for OTR retreaded tyres, highlighting their premium quality and excellent technical characteristics for several applications”. Also present at the OTR Conference were NAFTA Regional Manager, Antonio Brito, as well as Technical and Commercial Representative, Leonardo Oliveira, and Vipal's Regional Manager for the South Pacific Region, Gilson Dugno.


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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