Gumiimpex Celebrates 50 years of Activity


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.

50-Year Anniversary for Gumiimpex

Besides working with tyre retreads, Gumiimpex has developed its main business with rubber products, distributing lines from the main world tyre manufacturers in the local market for private vehicles, commercial trucks, buses and large machines. It also recycles car tyre waste.

Vipal's tribute plaque was received with delight by Damir Telebuh, Manager of the retreading company. Grateful for the gesture, he said: "In the name of Damir Kirkic, owner of Gumiimpex, as well as on my own behalf, I would like to thank Vipal for their congratulations and wishes for the future of our company. Vipal has been a valuable partner of Gumiimpex for almost 10 years and we hope that in the future, this cooperation will continue and develop for the progress of both companies.”

Fabrício Nedeff, Vipal's Commercial Manager in Europe, emphasised the importance of the partnership with Gumiimpex, since this is fundamental for the brand's presence in the Croatian and Eastern European market. "For us, it's a very important partnership because Gumiimpex is a very strong and professional multi-brand group", he said. “Today, we celebrate this very important date with them, hoping to be able to celebrate more together.”

About the author

Richard Wilson is a correspondent for Retreading Business. Since 2015, Richard has worked as a correspondent for all of the titles across the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group namely: Commercial Tyre Business, Tyre & Rubber Recycling, The Tyreman and Truck and Bus News. Richard has worked on/off from the age of 16 for the company and whilst gaining a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and Business Studies at Coventry University, he developed his writing skills at the University paper and more recently writing his own independent blog.


Make sure you don't miss a single issue

Click here to subscribe and we'll make sure of it.