Remusa Acquires First Vipal Machine in Europe


Spanish retreader, Recauchutados Muralla SA (Remusa) has acquired Vipal's first machine on the European continent, a VOC 760 Extruder, which has already been installed at the retreader's headquarters, located in Ávila, Spain.

Vipal Enters European Retread Equipment Market

Enrique Jimenez Sanchez from Remusa explained the decision-making process, whilst also expressing satisfaction with the acquisition of the machine. “We believe it is the right time to expand our production capacity,” he commented. “We evaluated and confirmed that this equipment is the best available in Europe. We are sure that it will bring us savings, more agility and excellent results for our products,” he added.

The General Manager of Vipal Europe, Frederico Schmidt, is confident that the machine will be the first of many in Europe. “We are very happy the first sale was made to Remusa, a special partner who has identified with Vipal. With this investment, the client will enhance his productivity and quality, which today is a requirement in a highly competitive market like Europe”, he said. “In addition, they will achieve significant time reductions and raw materials savings, in line with what all companies seek: production optimisation with a high-quality standard.”

In addition to the machine now in situ at Remusa, other equipment produced by Vipal has already been supplied to retreading plants in Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, El Salvador, the United States and New Zealand.

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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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