Commercial Business

Vipal to display at Latin American tire expo

Posted on July 17, 2014
Vipal will display its VL130 ECO tread design, the first in South America to receive U.S. SmartWay approval, at the Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo.

Vipal will display its VL130 ECO tread design, the first in South America to receive U.S. SmartWay approval, at the Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo.

Vipal Rubber Corp. will display its DV line, VL130 ECO tread and other retreading products at the 2014 Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo July 23-25 (exhibit booths M718 and M727) at the ATLAPA Convention Center in Panama City, Panama.

The company says the VL130 ECO is one of its most successful products. The pioneering technology generates up to a 10% reduction in fuel consumption and is also environmentally friendly. It is the first tread in South America to be validated by the American Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the SmartWay Transport Program.

The qualities that earned the VL130 ECO this qualification include low rolling resistance, which generates less heat, ensuring less wear to the tire casing, and its rounded shoulders, which reduce the effects of lateral drag, according to the company.

Vipal says it also will show products such as the DV-UM3B, DV-RL and DV-RT2, which have exclusive designs and are made for the cargo and passenger transportation industries.

Tambor, a Panamanian retreader that is part of Vipal’s authorized dealer network, will be at the Vipal booth. The company, which began its operations in 1950, is now part of Grupo Corporativo Pérez S.A., and offers tire retreading services to the entire Panamanian market.

Tambor has 13 locations distributed strategically throughout the country in accordance with its commercial model, which focuses on customer service. As a part of the Vipal Authorized Dealer Network, the company is part of a family that includes 310 retreaders in Latin America, 240 of which are spread throughout Brazil.

Vipal's main markets are in Latin America, the United States and Europe. In addition to three factories in Brazil, Vipal has distribution centers in the United States, Mexico, Spain, Germany, Slovenia, Australia, Colombia, Argentina and Chile.

For recent news on Vipal, see “Vipal tread gets SmartWay verification.”

Related Topics: ECO tread, Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo, Vipal Rubber

Comments ( 0 )
More Stories
Bobby Hendry from 31 Inc. was from one of 80-plus vendors at the Tire Factory trade show. Here he talks to Mike Fleming, equipment supply manager for the dealer group, and Marc Thompson from Point S Everett in Everett, Wash.
News

Point S Rebranding Exceeds Expectations in the U.S., and Points to More Growth

Tire Factory Inc. members have rebranded the vast majority of their 206 stores to the Point S banner at a breakneck pace. And leaders of the Oregon-based cooperative are unveiling new programs with two big hopes: the momentum of current members continues, and more independent tire dealers join their network.

News

MATDA Joins TIA's Social Media Platform

The Mid-America Tire Dealers Association (MATDA) has joined the social media content platform developed by the Tire Industry Association (TIA) and the Automotive Marketing Foundation (AMF).

News

Toyo’s Net Tire Sales Drop 6.7% in 2016

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. reported a net loss of 12.3 billion yen on net sales of 381.6 billion yen for its fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2016. That compares to net income of 1.6 billion yen on net sales of 407.8 billion yen for fiscal 2015.

Trelleborg says the new VF1050/50R32 tire for spreader applications limits soil compaction.
News

Trelleborg Has New TM3000 Spreader Tire

Trelleborg Wheel Systems will unveil a new tire size in its TM3000 range for spreader applications at agricultural trade shows in the U.S. and France in February.

News

Michelin’s Net Income Rises 43% in 2016

Margins on consumer tires helped boost Groupe Michelin’s net income 43% in 2016. Michelin posted net income of 1.7 billion euros on net sales of 20.9 billion euros for its fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2016. That compares to income of 1.2 billion euros on sales of nearly 21.2 billion euros for fiscal 2015.

News

Kumho Suffers Fiscal Loss Followed by a 2-Day Strike

Kumho Tire Co. Ltd. posted a net loss of 58.4 billion won on net sales of more than 2.9 trillion won for its fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2016. That compares to a net loss of 69.3 billion won on sales of 3 trillion won for fiscal 2015.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from MTD delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the tire industry and don't miss a thing!