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TRS celebrates 20 years of partnership with Vipal in South Africa

Tyre & Retread Supplies (TRS), based in Johannesburg, recently celebrated two decades of partnership with Vipal Rubber.

TRS and Vipal Rubber Celebrate

As the exclusive distributor of Vipal products in its operating market, TRS plays a fundamental role in expanding Vipal’s presence on the African continent.

TRS is our distributor of patches and repairs, covering the territories of South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe,” explains Gilson Dugno, International Sales Manager at Vipal. We are thrilled and honoured to have been part of TRS’s history since its founding in 2004,” he adds.

To celebrate this long-term successful partnership, Vipal representatives, including the General Manager of Vipal in Europe, Frederico Schmidt, the Commercial Manager of the European subsidiary, Fabricio Nedeff, and Gilson Dugno travelled to South Africa. During the distributor’s headquarters visit, they presented a commemorative plaque to TRS owners Paul Yiannakis and Gavin Wilke, recognising the 20 years of partnership between the companies.

Paul Yiannakis, one of TRS’s owners, expressed gratitude for the long-standing partnership with Vipal. “It has been an incredible journey so far, and we are immensely grateful for the support provided by Vipal throughout the TRS journey,” said Yiannakis. We are confident that we will continue strengthening our relations to be even more successful together,” he concluded.

The tribute occurred during a weekend event organized by TRS, which provided a conducive environment for strategic analysis. The management and technical team attended the event, allowing for a detailed review of trends, strategies, and projections for 2024.

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