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 Vipal Rubber, one of the largest rubber manufacturers in the world and a world benchmark in tire retreading, having 11% share in the global market.

WE ARE ACTIVE

WE HEARD THE ROAD CALLING AND WE HAVE GONE FAR

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

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

Vipal Rubber established a Florida corporation, Vipal Rubber Corporation in 1992, to service the US Market. Since then from our office in Miami-FL, our products and services have made its way into the market, giving the entire retreading business an excellent option to satisfy their needs.

Always looking to provide our customers with excellent service and expedited deliveries, our warehousing is handled by specialized logistics companies which give us flexibility in volume and locations. Between our Miami-FL, Norfolk-VA and Los Angeles-CA logistic centers, we have over 3 million pounds of precured rubber in inventory. We also offer our full line of repair and retreading products in stock.

STRUCTURE

THE MOST MODERN OF THE SEGMENT

Four manufacturing plants representing a production area of more than 1,970,000 sqf

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

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

1970

THE FIRST PRODUCTS

At the time, tire 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 tires 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 tire 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 tire 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 tire retreading and  repairing products.

1995

CERTIFICATION AND QUALITY

Vipal Rubber becomes the first  company in the tire 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 tire.

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. 

2006

INVESTMENT IN TECHNOLOGY

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

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 tire buffers marks the company’s entrance in the manufacture of machines and equipment for tire 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 tire retreading market more effeciently.

DISCOVER

BUSINESS UNITS

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

Tire retreading products

TIRE AND INNER TUBE REPAIRING PRODUCTS

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.