Vipal Rubber recently organised a meeting of its authorised dealer network in Mexico and Central America, which took place between the 11th and 14th of November 2022 at the Conrad Tulum Riveira Maya hotel, in Mexico.
Vipal Dealers Meet in Tulum
Several external activities were conducted by the participants, such as ATV rides, zip lines and a tour of the beautiful Bacalar lagoon.
The programme was very well received by the group, which also included schooner rides, diving sessions, a themed dinner, and a tour of the Riviera Maya region. The meeting was attended by Vipal's International Business Manager, Gilson Dugno, who opened the event by thanking everyone for their presence and the opportunity to celebrate another year of successful partnership between the companies. Dugno took the opportunity to welcome the two new members of the Vipal Authorised Network in Mexico, the retreader Revishé, headquartered in the city of Puebla, and SuperRuedas, headquartered in Guadalajara, in the state of Jalisco.
“We are immensely proud of the partnerships we have established and thank the retreaders who trust Vipal's products, quality, and services to develop their businesses. We have a brand and products that are highly respected in the market, which enable everyone to offer their customers the best in the world when it comes to tyre retreading and repairs,” said Dugno.
Vipal's Commercial Manager in Mexico and Central America, Jean Barros, highlighted the recovery of the tyre retreading market in the region and the growth in the number of integrated partners. “It is an enormous satisfaction to see the retreaders of the Vipal Authorised Network together again. We are already approaching 20 years of Vipal presence in Mexico and our partnerships are getting stronger and more solid”, commented Barros. “The long-standing commercial relations are proof of mutual trust and that we are on the right track,” he concluded.
Also participating in the meeting were Vipal's North American Manager, Antonio Brito, Vipal's North American Commercial Manager, Gabriel Fuma, and other members of the company's commercial teams, who received representatives from partner retreaders in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and Costa Rica.
The general director of the Mexican Llantas Compañía (Llanco), Francisco Lopez Stille, thanked the award received by the retreader during the event, as the partner that purchased the most Vipal products throughout the year in the region, for the second consecutive year. “This recognition is the result of the work of the entire Llanco team, offering a high-quality retreaded tyre, as well as excellent technical and fleet management services,” he highlighted. “The technology and quality of Vipal products are the differential so that we can offer the best options to our customers with the best mileage performance on the market,” concluded Stille.
León Moisés, director of the retreader Revishé, one of the newest members of the Vipal Authorised Network, confirmed at the meeting all the quality, experience and commitment of the company, both with distributors and end customers, offering products of excellent quality standards. “Revishé is 100% satisfied with the results obtained with this partnership. We are certain that we made the best decision when choosing Vipal to be our exclusive supplier. Without a doubt, a wonderful experience, and a pleasure to belong to this great family. The meeting left us with the certainty that 2023 will be a great year for everyone”, said Moisés.
On the other hand, the general director of Llantera el Águila, Jorge Fuentes, said he was "very happy to participate in the event, where it was possible to exchange information and experiences, in addition to strengthening the friendship ties with colleagues from different locations", celebrated.
The celebration ended in the hotel's ballroom with a celebration dinner for all partners. At this time, plaques were delivered in honour of the partners who completed 10 and 15 years with Vipal Authorised Network. Retreaders Vigusa, based in Aguas Calientes, El Aguila, located in Chihuahua, and Avenida, in Durango, received recognition for 15 years as a member of the network. SPRL, from Mexicali, Remi, from Costa Rica, Llafrisa, from El Salvador, and Refrillantas, from Honduras, were recognised with 10-year plaques as Vipal partners.