In recognition of the best manufacturer or supplier of tread rubber, both precure and mould cure, to the global tyre retreading industry in terms of innovation, product quality and service.
Vipal Rubber, based in Nova Prata and Porto Alegre, Brazil, has established itself as one of the largest tread rubber manufacturers in the world. With multiple distribution centres spread across strategic points of the globe, it is present in over 90 countries and in all continents. It is the undisputed leader in South America with over 300 authorised retreaders, and also has a strong position with independent retreaders in the USA, Europe and Australia. To supply this market Vipal has three factories in Brazil as well as one in Argentina and a strategic manufacturing co-operation in Spain.
Dobermann is the tread rubber brand belonging to Venezuelan company Covencaucho. The company sells in Europe via its European distributorship.
Marangoni is a world-renowned brand leader as a supplier of tyre retreading technology and is a global player in the manufacture of tread rubber compounds for retreaders. The company is best known for its Ringtread system of jointless precured tread rings.
Based in Mexico, Galgo is a leading manufacturer of pre-cured tread rubber to the retreading sector with its established Pre-Q brand. The company is a leader in the domestic Mexican market as well as the rest of Central America. The company also operates subsidiary companies in the USA and in Europe, where the brand also has a strong presence as a supplier to independent retreaders.
Silvercap, part of the Brazilian owned ADR Group, with manufacturing facilities in Uruguay, is a fast-growing tread rubber manufacturer, which since its establishment in 2014 has established a strong base in South American markets. The company is now actively looking to expand its presence on a more international basis.
Marangoni is a world-renowned brand leader in the green tyre retreading industry, in the design and construction of tyre retreading machinery, in the production of TBR and OTR retreaded tyres, and in the manufacture of compounds for technical products.
With more than 70 years of experience, the brand is present with its own industrial and commercial facilities on all continents. Marangoni continues to invest successfully in innovation and environmental sustainability.