Vipal Provides Online Training to Take Advantage of Social Isolation

Vipal Training

The social isolation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has motivated many companies to direct their employees to a home office regime. However, more than just adapting the everyday activities performed in the company at home, Vipal Rubber has identified an opportunity for the professional improvement of its employees.

Home Office Working Turned into Training Opportunity

Courses at Univipal (the company's corporate university) have been made available to Vipal's commercial and technical teams in Brazil and abroad, with real-time guidance from Univipal instructors. The idea is to take advantage of social distancing to improve and update knowledge and further prepare the company’s professionals to meet the new demands of the market. 

Since April, Vipal's internal team has been receiving daily online training on various topics related to the company's business and the tyre retreading segment.  Always under the coordination of a Univipal professional, over 40 training sessions have been held covering subjects such as: Tyre Repair Patches; Main Causes of Process Failures in Truck Tyres; Tyre Legislation; Scrap Analysis; Rubber Compounds; ECO Treads, among others. In addition to these, 16 further subjects are scheduled to be covered in new classes. 

“The pandemic has been a very important laboratory for activities that we previously believed to be in a certain way, that is why it is relevant to bring everyone together through online tools. We are aware that this moment in time requires adaptations and a different attitude”, says Guilherme Rizzotto, Commercial and Marketing Director at Vipal Rubber. “In doing that”, he continues, “we first make Univipal's online courses available to all audiences in order to qualify the segment for after the pandemic. Now, we do it in a similar way with our employees.” Rizzotto also highlights: "In addition to improving and updating our team's knowledge, we are taking the opportunity to better understand how to work with the available technologies and test the possibilities of online tools in our market, which should be a trend.”

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.


Phone: (44) 1270 668 718

Make sure you don't miss a single issue

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