Vipal Provides Training for South African Partner


TRS - Tyre & Retread Supplies, the Vipal partner based in Johannesburg, South Africa, recently took part in a technical training session where updates on the preparation and application of repairs for the commercial segment were discussed.

Support Given to TRS in African Market

Through an online tool, Morné Goosen, TRS Manager, and Enrico Fick, Repair Technician at the company, were able to clarify their doubts with the team from Univipal, Vipal Rubber's corporate university. Among the subjects discussed were the selection of RAC and RA tyre repairs of Vipal brand and the technical characteristics of the different repairs aligned with the best product application techniques. The course was given by technical instructors Paulo Moraz and Geronimo Pagnoncelli. In addition, André Desconsi, Tyre Retreading Technician, and Dijan Rigo, Commercial Coordinator, all from Vipal Rubber, participated in the activities.

“We sought to transmit information that was useful and important for the team's evolution, as well as guidelines for technical actions in the market in which they operate”, explained Moraz. "For us at Univipal it is a satisfaction to be able to help and guide our customers, always improving the image and quality perception of our company and our products," added Pagnoncelli.

Present in about 90 countries around the planet, 19 of which are in Africa (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Nigeria, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Angola, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and South Africa), Vipal maintains a strong presence on the continent through its distributor TRS. In addition, and providing local service and consultancy, it permanently invests in qualification actions for its partners, both online and in person.

For years Vipal has been conducting training sessions with clients from the African continent, having already held the 'Retreading Salesmen' and 'Retreading Production' modules with the participation of companies from Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya, and the Tyre Repair module was attended by organisations from Tunisia, Morocco and South Africa. But just as Vipal goes to its partners to promote training, it also has its doors open to receive them. This was the case of four companies from South Africa and one from Uganda, which visited Vipal factories in Brazil to carry out qualification activities.

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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