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 13 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 Australasia. To supply this market Vipal has four factories in Brazil as well as a strategic manufacturing co-operation in Spain.
Goodway Integrated (GIIB), founded in 1990, is among the best known of the Malaysian manufacturers of tread rubber and markets its Supercool tread brand to over 60 countries worldwide. With technology derived from an earlier joint venture with Kraiburg, has a strong network of dealers in South East Asia, the Middle East and East Africa in particular, but maintains a profile across the globe.
Kraiburg Austria, based in Geretsberg in Upper Austria, has been producing materials for the retreading industry since 1965, forming part of the wider Kraiburg Group of companies. The company is a leader within the European market both in terms of market share and quality positioning, maintaining a strong presence among independent retreaders both in the traditional Western European markets and well as in the newer markets in Eastern Europe.
Marangoni is a world-renowned brand leader in the retreading industry, and a major global supplier of tread rubber both for mould cure and precure processes. The company’s Ringtread System has been recognized as an innovation that has helped position the company as a quality leader. The Marangoni brand is a market leader in Europe. However, the company also has manufacturing facilities in Brazil and the USA where strong market positions have also been gained, in addition to subsidiaries and joint ventures in other global markets, in particular South Africa, Australia and India.
Maxrubber Industries Sdn Bhd, based in Klang, Malaysia, is family owned business which has become one of the fastest growing tread rubber suppliers in the international market with clients located around the world. The company introduced a fully segmented brand line up in 2017, has recently invested in a new tread press, which will allow the company to target growth in the European market. The company is also an active supplier of tread rubber to the OTR market.