Vipal Rubber participates in AGRA agribusiness fair, in Bulgaria
Action originates from partnership with Vipal’s exclusive distributor in the region, Basvulk.
Those who enjoy a leading position in the market and are committed to winning are not afraid to travel down new roads. That’s why Vipal Rubber is, for the first time, participating in the International Agricultural Exhibition AGRA, hosted in the city of Provdiv, Bulgaria, from 22 to 26 February. This action is due to the company’s partnership with its exclusive distributor in the repair line, in Bulgaria and Macedonia, Basvulk. Repair products for tires will be presented at the Exhibition, especially those that are aimed at the agricultural industry.
One of the highlights presented by Vipal Rubber in AGRA are the patches. Important for the repairing process, these patches are essential for making a tire with any type of damage be retreaded later with quality and without losing its original characteristics. Vipal’s line of Aramid Patches (RA) is extremely impact-resistant while simultaneously lighter and more flexible than traditional patches, which prevents creases from appearing in the repaired region. It’s produced using aramid fiber, a reinforced textile used in bullet-proof vests and seat belts, among other extremely resistant products. This material is five times more resistant than steel, which guarantees less interference on tire balance.
Repairs for tires will also be emphasized in the Basvulk stand during the event. The brand line of inner tube patches is available in different shapes and sizes. These patches have extra-fine thickness and are capable of expanding to match the inner tube’s elasticity, preventing any hard lumps from forming. They employ chemical (cold) vulcanization, a process that does not subject inner tubes to any heat, thus further extending its service life. Similarly, we have the ECO Patches product line. The technology used to manufacture these products is able to use more than 70% of raw materials originating from renewable sources (plants), replacing products made from non-renewable fossil fuels.
Hosted by International Fair Provdiv, with support from the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of Republic of Bulgaria, AGRA is the greatest agribusiness platform in Southeast Europe, drawing companies, research institutes and farmers that visit the place to keep up with the most recent innovations in the field. In 2016, there were 441 exhibitors from 23 countries, drawing a public of 4,000 visitors throughout the 5-day event.
Vipal Rubber in Europe and around the world
Vipal Rubber is responsible for supplying around 90 countries on all continents, with Europe, Latin America and the United States as its main markets. To meet the specific needs of each location, which range from technical requirements to cultural, geographic and legal differences, the company invests in the development of specific products to improve performance in different regions. Moreover, it has authorized retreaders, permanent regional teams and its own distribution centers at strategic locations to provide support to international customers. This has kept Vipal in a prominent position in European countries, such as Portugal, Spain, Italy, Hungary and the United Kingdom.
Apart from its three plants in Brazil, Vipal Rubber currently has Distribution Centers (DCs) in Germany, England, Slovenia and Spain. Its Spanish center is also Vipal Europe’s headquarters. It also has branches and Distribution Centers in Argentina, Australia, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and the United States (with centers in Florida, Virginia and California), and the commercial office Vipal Overseas, especially dedicated to the markets in Africa and Asia.
About Vipal Rubber
Vipal Rubber – www.vipal.com – was created in 1973, in Nova Prata, Rio Grande do Sul. With 3,000 employees, the company has two plants in Nova Prata and one in Feira de Santana in Bahia, totaling about 160,000 square meters of manufacturing facilities and three distributions centers in Brazil. The company exports to all continents and also has distribution centers in South America, North America, Europe and Oceania. Vipal was the first Brazilian company in the sector to be ISO 9002 certified, also boasting the ISO 9001: 2008 and the IFBQ/INMETRO performance check certificate for its line of tire treads