Pete's Road Service Adds Vipal Machine at Retread Plant

April 15, 2021

Pete's Road Service has added another Vipal retreading machine, a VOC 760 Cargo extruder, at its retread plant in Corona, Calif. "Vipal Machinery is getting more and more recognition in North America," say Vipal officials.

Vipal Machinery, "which is responsible for developing tire retreading equipment, arrived in the United States in the second half of 2020 and since then, major retreaders have acquired machinery from its portfolio."

Vipal says Pete's Road Service "is already enjoying the benefits of the new machine, which applies cushion gum in the tire retreading process. The greatest advantage of the VOC 760 Cargo is the optimization of the retreader's demands at a low cost."

Pete's Road Service installed a Vipal VR01 Smart Duo buffer at its Corona plant last year.

Kyle Fletcher, owner of Pete's Road Service, explains why he decided in a span of less than six months to invest in another machine from Vipal.

"We installed a VR01 Smart DUO buffer and after seeing the quality and results obtained from this machine, we decided to buy another piece of equipment, the VOC 760 Cargo, which is already up and running", he says. 

"We have already had a very satisfactory experience with Vipal in the supply of precure treads and we are already seeing the significant quality gains that their equipment provides."

"Retreaders are optimistic about the future of the industry, partly due to existing tariffs on Chinese tires and partly due to the return to a healthier post-pandemic economy," says Gabriel Fuma, commercial manager of Vipal in the U.S.

"As a result, the plans to invest in equipment and in modernization of its plants have also been renewed, which generates a series of new opportunities considering that our equipment provides the greatest value to the retreading companies."