Vipal | ONE OF THE LARGEST RUBBER MANUFACTURERS IN THE WORLD WE ARE VIPAL RUBBER

WE ARE VIPAL RUBBER

ONE OF THE LARGEST RUBBER MANUFACTURERS IN THE WORLD

WE ARE ACTIVE

WE HEARD THE ROAD CALLING AND WE HAVE GONE FAR

We started our journey manufacturing products for tyre repairs and today, over 45 years later, we are one of the largest rubber manufacturers in the world, a global reference in tyre retreading having 11% share.

Today, we also offer products for industry and manufactures machinery for retreading commercial and agriculture tyres, always seeking complete solutions with our own technology.

To meet specific needs, which range from technical requirements to cultural, geographic and legal differences, the company invests in the development of products to improve performance in wide range of applications. Moreover, permanent regional teams at strategic locations have kept Vipal in a prominent position in the market.

STRUCTURE

THE MOST MODERN OF THE SEGMENT

Four manufacturing plants representing a production area of more than 183,000 m²

Over 19,000 tons/month of installed capacity

3,000 employees around the world

13 distribution centers around the globe and customer service in over 90 countries

STRUCTURE

UNITS

Factory I

in Nova Prata/RS - Brazil

Factory II

in Nova Prata/RS - Brazil

Factory

 in Feira de Santana/BA - Brazil

Factory

in Perez/Santa Fe – Argentina

Headquarters

 in Porto Alegre/RS - Brazil

Research and Technology Center

in Nova Prata/RS - Brazil

Univipal Corporate University

in Nova Prata/RS - Brazil

Vipal Technical Center

in Nova Prata/RS - Brazil

Vipaltec Laboratory

in Nova Prata/RS - Brazil

WHERE WE ARE

To complement the structure, in addition to distribution and service centers in all continents, Vipal Rubber has local commercial and technical staff, offering support and the best solutions in every place where it is present.

Check the map below for the location of our factories and distribution centers.

HISTORY

We are tradition

We have been on the road for over 45 years, bringing the most complete solutions to the market.

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2018

2020

1960

Where it all began

Before creating Vipal Rubber, Vicencio Paludo started out as a partner in a gas station. Through daily contact with those who live on the road, he began to envision a new path to forge in the rubber market.

1964

OPPORTUNITY SPOTTING

The disposal of tyres in good condition cought Vicencio's attention, becoming an opportunity in the hands of the company's founder: three tyre retreading machines were purchased to breathe new life into used tyres. Vipal Rubber's seed was planted.


1970

THE FIRST PRODUCTS

At the time, tyre repair products were difficult to access, as they had to be imported. Bringing good experience from the field, Vicencio knew what nedded to be done to ensure a quality repair. He began producing them and gradually, the excellence of the repairs gained prominence in the region.


1973

FACTORY NUMBER 1

The first Brazilian factory to make chemical-cure repairs for tyres and inner tubes is established in Nova Prata (RS).

1986

Hot cure retreading

Launch of the camelback line marks a new relationship between Vipal Rubber and partners living on the road. Vipal began the manufacture of tyre retreading products using the hot cure method.

1987

TECHNICAL TRAINING

Opening of the Vipal Technical Center (CTV) is a crucial step in the growth of Vipal Rubber. The school starts with the goal of training skilled labor for the tyre retreading industry.

1988

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

In order to minimize the environmental impacts of the manufacturing activities, the Environmental Management System is deployed - a sustainability program that is now in place all across Vipal Rubber.

1991

COLD CURE RETREADING

Launching of the precured tread line, cushion gum and envelope. It marks a new moment for the company. It is the beginning of the manufacturing for the precured retreading method. Vipal becomes the only company to offer a complete line of tyre retreading and repairing products.

1995

CERTIFICATION AND QUALITY

Vipal Rubber becomes the first company in the tyre and tube retread industry to achieve the ISO 9002 certification.

1998

Factory number 2

Vipal opens its second manufacturing site in Nova Prata/RS, Brazil, significantly expanding its production capacity.

1999

EXCLUSIVE DESIGNS

The first precured treads with proprietary designs are launched, conceived to ensure the best performance from every type of tyre.

2002

MULTIBRAND MARKET ENTRY

The acquisition of Ruzi, a well-known name in the retread market, leverages the development of precured treads and other products.


2003

QUALITY CERTIFICATION

Acquisition of another quality certification: INMETRO/IFBQ. 

2005

APPROACHING THE AGRICULTURAL MARKET

Vipal selects a group of retreaders and creates the Agribusiness Project, which brings Vipal even closer to agribusiness. In addition to high quality products for agricultural tyre retread, it began offering technical support to the retreader and customers through a highly qualified team that closely monitors tyre performance.

2006

INVESTMENT IN TECHNOLOGY

Opening of Vipaltec. A company that counts on a high technology laboratory for research & development, testing new and retreaded tyres.

2009

ECO TREADS LAUNCHING

Launch of Vipal’s green product line. The Eco Treads ensure up to 10% fuel savings, reducing environmental impact and lowering fleet costs.

2016

RETREADING EQUIPMENT PRODUCTION

Launch of the VR01 Smart Uno and Duo tyre buffers marks the company’s entrance in the manufacture of machines and equipment for tyre retread.

2017

QUALITY

Achievement of ISO 9001:2015 certification.

2018

RETREADING EQUIPMENT PRODUCTION

Vipal Rubber expands its machinery portfolio entering the agricultural OTR segment with the orbitread VOT2200 Heavy Duty and launching its first extruder, the orbicushion VOC760 machine.

2020

OPENING OF THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL FACTORY

Vipal Rubber opens its fourth factory in Perez, Argentina, aiming to serve the global tyre retreading market more effeciently.

DISCOVER

BUSINESS UNITS

We meet the most varied needs in markets that use rubber as a raw material.

TYRE RETREADING

TYRE REPAIRS

INDUSTRIAL LINE

MACHINERY

CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY

Vipal Rubber´s core principle is to act ethically and in harmony with society and the environment, valuing the collaboration of those who share our values.