Vipal Celebrates 15 years of Operations in Eastern Europe

Vipal warehouse

Vipal Rubber is celebrating an important milestone in 2021: 15 years of operations in Eastern Europe. With a Distribution Centre in Slovenia since 2006, Vipal also has a branch office in Europe. Approximately 50 local customers are supplied with Vipal treads, as well other tyre retreading products and tyre repairs of the brand, in Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, the Balkans and the Baltic nations.

New Milestone for Vipal

"Since we set up inventories in Europe in 2006, countries like the Czech Republic have always been our priorities. Firstly, because of its people, then the high retreading rate and great acceptance of retreaded tyres, also because the excellent quality of the local retreaders and their technology,” commented Fabricio Nedeff, Commercial Manager at Vipal Europe. “Our commercial team has a representative of Czech origin on the team, Michal Baxa, which demonstrates the interest and importance our company gives to businesses in this market. Today, the country ranks fifth in volume for Vipal Rubber's European branch office", he added.

One of the main suppliers of the Eastern European transport segment, Carling s.r.o, from Brno, in the Czech Republic, illustrates Vipal's strong performance in the region. Carling has been one of Vipal´s commercial partners for 11 years and Vipal Rubber is considered one of its three biggest suppliers. “The main reason is the above-standard business conditions, a result of the long-standing partnership. The most popular products are the tread line for regional tyres and for civil construction. We believe that the European Union's support for the circular economy will increase turnover for both companies”, commented Ivo Lojda, Logistics Manager at Carling.

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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