Turkish Vipal tread distributor Tatko receives its award at Reifen 2016
Vipal has presented 11 retreaders and distributors with plaques commemorating their history in partnership. The South American manufacturer of tyre repair and retreading products chose to mark decade and half-decade relationships with partners in UK, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Hungary and Turkey.
Three of these have been Vipal’s partners for 10 years: Grumac, from Grantham, which distributes the Repair line in UK; the retreader Herca in Zaragoza, Spain; and the retreader São Mamede in Guimarães, Portugal. Leandro Rigon, Vipal’s international business manager, and Michal Baxa, sales representative for Central Europe and the United Kingdom, handed Grumac’s representatives a plaque during Reifen 2016. Herca’s representatives also received their trophy during the trade show, from Fabricio Nedeff, sales manager for Vipal Europe. São Mamede’s trophy was delivered to their company headquarters.
Eight other companies were also honoured for having travelled the same road as Vipal Rubber for five years. The retreaders Idua, Ramoa and São José (Portugal); Insa Turbo (Spain); the Repair line distributor Sziga (Hungary); and the Vipal tread distributor Tatko (Turkey) received their commemorative trophy at Reifen. Meanwhile, the retreader Manlu received its plaque during a visit to Vipal’s office in Valencia, Spain, from Alessandro Bottesini Campos, Vipal Europe manager, and Fabricio Nedeff, sales manager. For Italian company Vitti Gomme, the occasion took place at its head office in Altamura, in the presence of Campos and Maurizio Stassi, Vipal sales representative in Italy, France and Benelux.
“No matter how long they’ve been together with Vipal, it is vitally important for us to have all of these European companies by our side. The tribute we pay them is merely a token of the recognition we have for their strength and their partnership, which makes us all grow and expand our businesses,” notes Campos.
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