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Vipal celebrates 70 years of Vaculug

Vipal Rubber sponsored the 70th anniversary celebrations of UK retreader Vaculug in late August.

In addition to holding a party at Vaculug’s headquarters in Grantham, which was attended by employees and partners, and which featured several leisure and entertainment activities including paintball and go-kart racing, Vipal also presented a plaque in honour of the company’s seven decades of existence to Vaculug’s executive chairman, Harjeev Kandhari.

“We have a long partnership with Vipal Rubber, a company we identify with because like us, it maintains a permanent commitment to quality, from the products it manufactures to the service it provides,” commented Kandhari. “Receiving this tribute from Vipal demonstrates how consistent and genuine its connection with Vaculug is.”

Vipal executive chairman, Harjeev Kandhari and managing director, Jorge Crespo receive Vipal’s commemorative plaque

Meanwhile, Vaculug employees Liam Atkinson, Jason Hughes and Paul Farrington were also honoured by Vipal in recognition of their essential collaboration over the years.

Frederico Schmidt, general manager of Vipal in Europe said: “Vaculug is a solid and diversified company, focused on quality products, that is on a never-ending search for the latest technology. In the year in which it celebrates its 70th anniversary, it is a great pleasure to be recognised as one of the company’s main suppliers.”

In terms of the current market in which Vaculug operates, Leonardo Muller, from Vipal’s commercial department in Europe, notes that tyre retreading has suffered from low demand recently due to the lockdown imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, but even considering the decreased circulation of trucks and transport in general, the retreading market in the United Kingdom is benefiting due to shortages in the availability of new tyres for prompt delivery.