Gazprom Neft to launch the production of the new marine lubricants under Gazpromneft Ocean brand
Gazpromneft-Lubricants, the operator of the Gazprom Neft lubricants business, has launched the production of marine lubes under its own Gazpromneft Ocean brand. The products are manufactured at the Omsk and Moscow lubricant plants, the company said in its press release.
The product portfolio includes 15 items of modern lube oils for engines operating on various fuels and installed on all types of vessels.
The long-term business strategy of Gazprom Neft's lubes business assumes the further development of marine lubricants production and the effective international sales network set up for these products. In 2018, it is planned to expand the production geography and product storage that will provide smooth supply of Gazpromneft Ocean marine lubricants to the largest foreign ports.
Alexander Trukhan, CEO of Gazpromneft-Lubricants, noted: "The launch of our own marine lubricants brand is an important step for the development of the company's global operations. We encounter significant business challenges requiring qualified approach and technological solutions. We intend to use all the advantages of the expertise that we have gained in the marine lubricants market, and to scale the experience of building the supply chain obtained in foreign markets over the past five years in order to become a significant player in the global industry".
Gazpromneft-Lubricants (Gazpromneft-Lubricants Ltd.) is a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft focusing on the production and sales of oils, greases and technical fluids. Established in November 2007.The products are manufactured at six production sites in Russia, Italy and Serbia. The total production volume is over 500,000 tons of high-quality oils, greases and technical fluids per year. The Omsk Lubricant Plant (OZSM) has the Russia’s most advanced process line for the mixing, filling and packaging of lubricants with total annual mixing-and-packaging capacity of 300,000 tons. The management system of Gazpromneft-Lubricants and its production assets meets the requirements of the international standards ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 16949, and OHSAS 18001. The company supplies its products to the conveyors of DAIMLER KAMAZ RUS, KZ ROSTSELMASH, KAMAZ, UAZ (Sollers), BELAZ and others. The consumers of Gazpromneft-Lubricants products are Severstal, Sibur, Gazprom, Evraz, MMK, TMK, NLMK, Rusal, Alrosa, RZD, MECHEL, Metalloinvest, SUEK, ILIM and other leading industrial enterprises. The product range includes 500 items of oils and greases for all market sectors (more than 2500 commodity items). The company’s products have the approvals of over 250 leading equipment manufacturers: BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Volvo, Renault, General Motors, Cummins, MAN, ZF, KAMAZ, Avtovaz, Bosch Rexroth and others. The company also produces and sells marine oils, supplies marine lubricants to Sovcomflot, Rosmorport, Rosnefteflot, Norilsk Nickel and other Russian and foreign shipowners. Through the integration into Chevron global supply chain the company’s clients are able to get marine oils in over 800 ports throughout the world. The company controls 15% of the Russian lubricant market and also operates in the CIS and the Baltic, Europe, Central and Southeast Asia, Africa, South America and beyond. All in all, the company’s products are presented in 72 countries worldwide.