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Marangoni and Vipal announce partnership

Marangoni and Vipal announce partnership

5th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Marangoni Spa and Borrachas Vipal SA have announced that the two retreading material suppliers have entered into a partnership agreement aimed at “increasing the synergies and productivity, strengthening the industrial and commercial organisation of both groups”. Details of precisely what this means are still scarce but, according to a statement issued by Marangoni, this will lead to the creation of “the largest global independent player in the tyre retreading sector”.

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Ghosn’s gone

Ghosn’s gone

22nd November 2018 | 0 Comments

Roughly two decades after taking the helm at Nissan (and later chairing the Japanese firm’s alliance with Renault and Mitsubishi), the carmaker’s board voted to remove company boss Carlos Ghosn following his arrest in Japan for underreporting his salary.

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Linglong confirms $300 million deal for Brazil, Paraguay

Linglong confirms $300 million deal for Brazil, Paraguay

17th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Linglong Tire confirms the signing of a US$300 million deal with Paraguay-based tyre distributor Sunset Tires. Wang Feng, chairman of Linglong Tire, put his signature on a strategic cooperation agreement along with Nabil Chamseddine, chief executive officer and president of Sunset, on 12 October.

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Linglong signs $300 million South American tyre distribution deal with Sunset

15th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Shandong Linglong Tire has signed a tyre distribution cooperation agreement with distributor Sunset to expand its market share in Brazil and Paraguay.

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INMETRO certification for Marangoni’s RingTread, Unitread plant

INMETRO certification for Marangoni’s RingTread, Unitread plant

25th September 2018 | 0 Comments

Marangoni Tread Latino America has been accredited with INMETRO certification for its RingTread and Unitread pre-cure retreading materials production. Certification came after an independent assessment of Marangoni’s production plant in Brazil by Instituto Falcão Bauer, an accredited certification body in Brazil.

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SRI doubles planned capacity for Brazil truck tyre plant

SRI doubles planned capacity for Brazil truck tyre plant

25th September 2018 | 0 Comments

An additional investment is being made in the Sumitomo Rubber do Brasil factory in Fazenda Rio Grande, Brazil, which is scheduled to begin producing truck and bus tyres next March. This investment of BRL 153 million (£28.7 million, US$37.6 million) builds upon the BRL 312 million investment Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) announced in July 2016 for setting up bus and truck tyre production equipment in Fazenda Rio Grande. The extra investment will double the original starting capacity of 500 truck and bus tyres a day – SRI now plans for a daily capacity of 1,000 truck and bus tyres by October 2019.

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Arlanxeo invests millions in synthetic rubber production

Arlanxeo invests millions in synthetic rubber production

11th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Over the next three years, Arlanxeo will invest “mid double-digit million” euros to modernize its production sites in Triunfo, Brazil and La Wantzenau, France.

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Vipal celebrates the results of first Tire Cologne

Vipal celebrates the results of first Tire Cologne

25th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Between 29 May and 1 June Vipal Rubber attended The Tire Cologne, in Germany. On the trade show's first day, Vipal Rubber representatives were among the featured speakers at the "Global Retreading Conference". Specifically, Vipal Rubber's Head of International Business, Leandro Rigon, was invited to talk about the tyre retreading situation in Latin America, also representing ALARNEU (Latin American Association of Tire Retread).

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TRM targeting South America

TRM targeting South America

25th June 2018 | 0 Comments

TRM, the Tyre Retreading Machinery division of Marangoni, is aiming to grow its business in South America, specifically the Brazilian market, the company said.

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Pirelli supporting ‘High Value’ strategy in Latam with major investment

23rd March 2018 | 0 Comments

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Retreaders install new Vipal-developed buffer

Retreaders install new Vipal-developed buffer

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

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

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

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

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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