Vipal Machinery, the division of Vipal Rubber responsible for developing equipment for the tyre retreading has released data on machinery sales achieved since the division’s launch in 2016.
Over 50 Pieces of Equipment Sold
According to the company, since inception, Vipal Machinery sold a total of 56 pieces of equipment to partner retreaders in North America, South America and Oceania.
As the market leader in Latin America and one of the world's leading manufacturers of tyre retreading products, Vipal sees the diversification into the machinery segment as a necessary move and is part of the company's vision to focus on the competitiveness of its partners. With its own unit in the city of Nova Prata, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, Vipal Machinery is the result of initiatives made by the Innovation Group, a multidisciplinary team formed by Vipal in 2015.
The first equipment produced by Vipal Machinery was the VR01 Smart buffer in Uno and Duo versions (with one and two buffer towers, respectively). This was followed by the VOT Heavy Duty, which was developed for automated rubber application in the process of retreading agricultural and small/medium OTR tyres and has several features aligned with the most modern in the international market. VOC Cargo, on the other hand, focuses on the application of cushion gum rubber in the retread process for commercial tyres, comes in three power versions and seeks to optimise the retreaders' demands at a low cost.
“We are always working to improve the performance of our customer network. We integrate our machines with customers' ERP systems, streamlining processes, improving controls and business management. The intention is to expand our product portfolio to continue meeting the needs of our partner retreaders,” commented Evandro Rossi, Industrial Engineering Manager at Vipal Machinery.
Companies from different countries around the world are taking advantage of the benefits of the brand's equipment. Today it is possible to find machines produced by Vipal in Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, the United States, Mexico and New Zealand. "The main objective of Vipal Machinery is to bring cutting edge technology to our partners, wherever they are, offering them resource optimisation, whether in terms of energy, labour or improvements in terms of physical space," added Leandro Rigon, Vipal’s Director of International Business. “Vipal Machinery employs all the technical and technological capacity in its engineering that Vipal Rubber has added throughout its over 46 years. Thus, we will continue to invest in expanding our equipment and business portfolio in the global market.”
According to the Commercial and Marketing Director of Vipal Rubber, Guilherme Rizzotto, “Vipal Machinery follows the company's strategy of bringing innovations to the market, always offering the best solutions for our customers.” According to Rizzotto, the company is in a constant process of diversification, especially in its core business. “Our actions are aimed at improving what is in our DNA, which is tyre retreading. By qualifying our partners, we raise their level of competitiveness, valuing the market as a whole,” he concluded.