Four retreaders from Australia and New Zealand visit Vipal
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.
After a tour of the Serra region, activities began at Plant I with a welcome from Jorge Rampon, Industrial Manager, Henrique Brito, Technology and Quality Manager, and Vanderlei Alban, Vipal Technical Instructor. The Technical Assistance Manager Leandro Paim introduced the guest to the VR01 Smart Duo tyre shaving machine, fully designed and developed by Vipal Rubber, with better productivity than all similar market equipment, shaving up to 35 tyres per hour.
While still in Nova Prata, the partners had the opportunity to visit the CTV – Vicencio Paludo Technical Center, and Vipaltec, the Vipal Rubber affiliate responsible for testing new and retreaded tyres. The guests also went to Plant II, the Lab, and finally to the CPT – Research and Technology Center, high-tech advanced studies laboratory.
In Feira de Santana (BA) the visitors were accompanied by the Production Coordinator, Anderson Bauremann, and by Leandro Rigon. To complete their visit, the partners were invited to take a City Tour through the touristic Bahian capital, Salvador.