Tag: Brazil

Retreaders install new Vipal-developed buffer

Retreaders install new Vipal-developed buffer

Wednesday 16th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Brazilian retreaders União and Toro have installed a Vipal Rubber-developed casing buffing system. The VR01 Smart DUO, a dual position buffer, was installed at União Tire Retreading in São Paulo retreader in April. Soon after, another partner of the Vipal Authorized Network Deatler had installed a single position variant at its Toro Recauchutagem operation in Rio de Janeiro.

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Bekaert and ArcelorMittal close Sumaré deal

Monday 26th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Bekaert and ArcelorMittal have integrated Bekaert's formerly wholly-owned steel cord subsidiary in Sumaré (Brazil) into the BMB (Belgo Mineira Bekaert Artefatos de Arame Ltda) partnership. In line with the shareholding structure of the BMB joint venture, ArcelorMittal has become the majority shareholder (55.5%) of the steel cord entity in Sumaré and Bekaert retains the remaining shares (44.5%).

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‘Growing’ VMI opens new South America headquarters

‘Growing’ VMI opens new South America headquarters

Wednesday 17th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Machinery manufacturer VMI says it is increasingly active in South America, and in response VMI South America Ltda has moved to a new and larger location. On 12 May, VMI South America opened its new facility in the Brazilian city of Itatiaia, approximately half way between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Managing director Robson Souza de Araujo and his team now have approximately 1,350 square metres of floorspace at their disposal, an area divided into workshop and office space.

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Pirelli to distribute Nexen tyres in Brazil

Pirelli to distribute Nexen tyres in Brazil

Friday 16th December 2016 | 0 Comments

Under an agreement recently signed between Nexen Tire and Pirelli Latam Participacoes LTDA, Pirelli is now the exclusive distributor of Nexen car, SUV and van tyres in Brazil. The Nexen products have been distributed through the official Pirelli network within the country since November 2016.

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Pirelli’s Cinturato F1 tyres help drivers show great driving possible in soggy Brazil GP

Pirelli’s Cinturato F1 tyres help drivers show great driving possible in soggy Brazil GP

Monday 14th November 2016 | 0 Comments

Despite the delays, the Brazilian grand prix became a “fantastic spectacle,” with plenty of overtaking and action on Pirelli’s wet range of Formula One tyres. Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton finished first, completing the full race on the Cinturato Blue full wet tyre only following two days of largely dry running at Interlagos. Hamilton won without making a racing pit stop, though he did change tyres twice, going from full wets to another set of wets under both red flag stoppages.

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Four retreaders from Australia and New Zealand visit Vipal

Four retreaders from Australia and New Zealand visit Vipal

Friday 21st October 2016 | 0 Comments

Between 9 and 15 October, four Vipal retreading partners from Australia and New Zealand visiting the firm’s facilities in Brazil. There were four retreaders in total, three from Australia (Arctic Cool, Tyre Lug and Eco Green) and one from New Zealand, (Power Retread). They toured the three plants of the leading tyre retreader, two in Nova Prata, Rio Grande do Sul (RS), and one in Feira de Santana, Bahia (BA). Vipal’s Head of International Business, Leandro Rigon, welcomed the group, accompanied by Adalberto Fernandez, Vipal’s Manager for MEROC (comprising Mercosul and Oceania), Tiago Campanharo, Commercial Director in Australia, and Rodrigo Refatti, Marketing Specialist.

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Ge Guorong explains ZC Rubber’s online development at Brazil dealer meeting

Ge Guorong explains ZC Rubber’s online development at Brazil dealer meeting

Monday 3rd October 2016 | 0 Comments

ZC Rubber has hosted its 2016 dealer meeting in Brazil. The Hangzhou based manufacturer outlined its new strategic plan focusing on business development. According to Ge Guorong, vice president of ZC Rubber, the company has continued steady development with output reaching more than 7 million truck and bus tyres and more than 14 million car and light truck tyres in the first half of 2016, accounting for 17.57 per cent and 13.21 per cent respectively within the Chinese tyre industry.

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Michelin buys Brazilian two-wheel tyre maker

Tuesday 30th August 2016 | 0 Comments

The Michelin Group has acquired Levorin, a Brazilian manufacturer of bicycle and motorcycle tyres. Levorin is a family business which was founded in 1943 by Hercules Levorin. It specializes in the production of tyres for the commuter segment in Brazil. In 2015 Levorin had an annual turnover of 135 million euros and employs 2,000 people at its two plants in Sao Paulo and Manaus.

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Bridgestone and Dow supporting Rio 2016 education programme

Bridgestone and Dow supporting Rio 2016 education programme

Wednesday 24th August 2016 | 0 Comments

Two Worldwide Olympic Partners are collaborating to expand the scope and impact of Transforma, the official education programme of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. With support from Bridgestone Corporation and The Dow Chemical Company, the Rio Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games has extended Transforma so that it now reaches some 7 million students in more than 12,000 schools across 2,500 cities and towns in Brazil.

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Evonik starts production at Brazil plant

Friday 29th July 2016 | 0 Comments

Production has commenced at Evonik Industries’ new precipitated silica plant in Brazil. The facility in Americana, São Paulo state is the first to produce highly dispersible silica for the South American tyre industry, and was set up with a “mid-double-digit million euro” investment. Evonik has yet to comment on the plant’s initial or maximum production capacity, however it declares its global capacity for precipitated and fume silicas, and for matting agents, to be 600,000 tonnes a year.

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Update: Brazil project introducing ‘Sun’ production technology to truck tyres

Update: Brazil project introducing ‘Sun’ production technology to truck tyres

Friday 22nd July 2016 | 0 Comments

As reported yesterday, Japan’s Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. is investing 312 million real (£73.0 million) to add a truck and bus tyre manufacturing capability to its site in Fazenda Rio Grande, Paraná state, in order to furnish the Brazilian market with a steady supply of locally-made products. The investment will cover the cost of erecting a new 13,400 square metre premises adjacent to the existing passenger car and truck tyre manufacturing facility, which entered operation in October 2013, as well as the purchase and installation of new production equipment at a cost of 208 million real.

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SRI building new Brazil plant to meet growing demand for truck tyres

Thursday 21st July 2016 | 0 Comments

In order to furnish the Brazilian market with a steady supply of locally-made products, Japan’s Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. is investing 312 million real (£73.0 million) to add a truck and bus tyre manufacturing capability to its site in Fazenda Rio Grande, Paraná state. The investment will cover the cost of erecting a new premises adjacent to the existing passenger car and truck tyre manufacturing facility as well as new production equipment. A March 2019 start to truck and bus tyre manufacture is scheduled, and the initial capacity will be 500 tyres per day.

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DriveRightData opens Brazil office

Thursday 21st July 2016 | 0 Comments

DriveRightData has established a new sales office in South America as part of the firm’s global expansion plan. This year, the company embarked on a global expansion plan that has seen headquarters established in Los Angeles and South Korea. Last year the company established a base at Mira Technology Park in Nuneaton in Warwickshire, United Kingdom.

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Fleet tests with Bridgestone’s Tirematics now under way

Fleet tests with Bridgestone’s Tirematics now under way

Wednesday 13th July 2016 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone has begun verification tests of its Tirematics fleet solution. In partnership with its Bridgestone do Brasil subsidiary and the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system in Rio de Janeiro, the tyre maker is evaluating the effectiveness of Tirematics in preventing unexpected operational problems or major delays due to tyre failures.

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Vacu Lug visits Vipal in Brazil

Vacu Lug visits Vipal in Brazil

Monday 9th May 2016 | 0 Comments

On 5 April Vipal welcomed Vacu Lug managing director, Tim Hercock to Salvador, Bahia as part of a visit to the retreading materials supplier’s global headquarters and production base. While Vipal Europe manager, Alessandro Campos and Vipal Rubber international business director Aldo Bastos hosted the trip, Cassiano Peliciolli, Vipal’s maintenance and engineering coordinator showed the firm’s tread rubber and motorcycle tyre production sites Bastos initial Vipal institutional presentation.

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