in Nova Prata/RS - Brazil
in Nova Prata/RS - Brazil
in Feira de Santana/BA - Brazil
in Perez/Santa Fe – Argentina
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.
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.
The first Brazilian factory to make chemical-cure repairs for tires and inner tubes is established in Nova Prata (RS).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vipal Rubber becomes the first company in the tire and tube retread industry to achieve the ISO 9002 certification.
Vipal opens its second manufacturing site in Nova Prata/RS, Brazil, significantly expanding its production capacity.
The first precured treads with proprietary designs are launched, conceived to ensure the best performance from every type of tire.
The acquisition of Ruzi, a well-known name in the retread market, leverages the development of precured treads and other products.
Acquisition of another quality certification: INMETRO/IFBQ.
Opening of Vipaltec. A company that counts on a high technology laboratory for research & development, testing new and retreaded tires.
Launch of Vipal’s green product line. The Eco Treads ensure up to 10% fuel savings, reducing environmental impact and lowering fleet costs.
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.
Achievement of ISO 9001:2015 certification.
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.
Vipal Rubber opens its fourth factory in Perez, Argentina, aiming to serve the global tire retreading market more effeciently.