At the end of 2023 at the Largest in Transport & Best in Transport awards, Vipal Rubber, a commercial tire re-treading company in Latin America, received double recognition.
At one of the most prestigious industry events in Brazil, Vipal was honored with the Best in Transport 2023 – Manufacturing Sector award, a distinction reserved for the top four companies in each sector, and also secured victory in the Tyre Retreading and Supplies category.
Ivanir Canevese, the national manager for the Vipal authorised network, received the Tyre Retreading and Supplies award and Caio Castro de Miranda, investor relations director at Vipal Rubber, received the Best in Transport – Manufacturing Sector award. The ceremony was held in São Paulo on November 28, 2023.
“We are delighted and proud to receive these two trophies from awards that set the standard for the sector in Brazil,” said Canevese.
On the day after the awards were presented, the organisers held the fifth edition of the Sustainable Transport Forum, centred on the theme ‘Using ESG best practices as the basis for developing business in Transport and Logistics companies’. Julio Ben, a research and development specialist at Vipal, took part in the New Technologies for Sustainable Transport panel, which discussed how innovation could contribute to reducing carbon emissions, increasing efficiency and promoting clean and intelligent mobility.
During this panel, Ben highlighted the importance of tire re-treading in a circular economy and shared some of Vipal’s recent sustainability initiatives, such as compounds and tread designs that reduce rolling resistance, fuel consumption and contaminant emissions; and the use of raw materials from 100% renewable sources to manufacture products for tire re-treading, among other sustainable practices.