Welcome to Power Retreads

Power Retreads is a Hawke's Bay business independently owned and operated by Dave and Christine Leicester.  The main focus of the business is manufacturing Truck, Bus, Forklift and OTR retreads using the Vipal brand of Precure Rubber from Brazil.

Power Retreads was started in 1992 due to the demand from independent tyre dealers who were looking for a quality, competitively priced truck retread to suit the New Zealand market and conditions. As the transport industry grew so did the requirement for a greater range of tread patterns for the varying applications that trucks are used for in New Zealand – Logging, On/Off Highway, Stock, Linehaul, Forklift industrial and OTR.

Power Retreads is now one of the leading truck tyre retreading manufacturers in New Zealand and unreservedly promotes the premium Vipal brand of treads.

We are proud to bring to the New Zealand market the most modern and comprehensive tread range in New Zealand to suit all of the above applications along with a further range of special treads.  Our consumers can be assured that all of our retreads are manufactured under strict quality control with the factory and manufacturing process being certified by Bureau Veritas New Zealand to ensure both New Zealand and International standards are met.

With over 32 years history in the New Zealand tyre and retreading industry, the team at Power Retreads welcome your enquires and look forward to ensuring the New Zealand retread market is best serviced with advanced market information and a premium branded product.