Retail sales of Gazpromneft brand motor oils begin
, press release
Gazpromneft Lubricants» , the operator of Gazprom Neft’s motor oil production and sales business, has begun selling motor oils under the Gazpromneft brand. The brand, under which only oils for industrial equipment were previously sold, has expanded its product line to include synthetic, synthetic blend, and conventional oils for gasoline and diesel engines in cars and trucks, as well as transmission oils, lubricants, and technical fluids.
A Gazpromneft brand motor oil production facility at the Omsk Lubricants Plant.
Sales of Gazpromneft motor oils have launched in auto parts stores, as well as at gas stations and repair stations in all regions of Russia, the CIS, and a number of non-CIS countries.
Gazpromneft motor oils provide reliable engine protection throughout the duration of their use, possess improved cleansing and anticorrosive properties, and can stand up to both high and low temperatures. The products meet the international standards and requirements, and are approved by leading auto manufacturers. Over 60 product names created for the mass market are being sold under the Gazpromneft brand name.
New products are being produced at the Omsk Lubricants Plant. A full cycle production facility has been installed at the enterprise which includes the manufacture of base oils and commercial oils, packaging, and shipment of the products. The complex for the mixing, dispensing, and packaging of oils at the Omsk Lubricants Plant has a capacity of 180,000 tons and is the most state-of-the-art, high-technology motor oil production facility in Russia and the CIS countries.
The new complex in Omsk is designed to make a broad range of motor vehicle and industrial oils. The second line of the complex at the Omsk Lubricants Plant is scheduled to go on stream in 2013, which will include a high-precision, light-duty blending process with a capacity of 110,000 tons. This will make it possible to sell oils using the most advanced technologies, which previously were used only at the Gazprom Neft plant in Italy.
“Developing the motor oil business and expanding the range of our products holds a big potential for us. At present, Gazprom Neft possesses one of the most advanced production facilities in Russia, and it also makes its products at the plant in Italy. Using our international experience, we are creating a production capacity in Russia for high-technology, affordably priced products which are just as good as competitors’ products that are imported into Russia,” noted Gazprom Neft Deputy CEO for Logistics, Refining, and Sales Anatoly Cherner.
NOTES FOR EDITORS
Gazpromneft Lubricants LLC is a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft which specializes in the production and sale of oils, lubricants, and technical fluids. It was founded in November 2007. Gazpromneft Lubricants has five productions sites in Russia, Italy, and Serbia. Its total production volume amounts to 450,000 tons of high-quality oils, lubricants, and technical fluids per year.
The company has a 14 percent share of the lubricants market in Russia, and it also operates on the Southern European, Serbian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Kazakhstan, and Central Asian markets. The company supplies products to a total of 38 countries in the world. Gazpromneft Lubricants leads the Russian market in terms of lubricant production volumes.
The company’s product range includes the G-Energy and Gazpromneft product brands, as well as Texaco brand marine oils which are produced under a license from Chevron. At present, the Gazpromneft Lubricants product range includes approximately 400 oil and lubricant product names for all market sectors (over 1000 commodity items).
The Omsk Lubricants Plant is a production branch of Gazpromneft Lubricants. The annual production volume of the Omsk Lubricants Plant includes 250,000 tons of oil, lubricants, and technical fluids.
In May 2012, a complex for the mixing, dispensing, and packaging of oils was commissioned at the Omsk Lubricants Plant. The new complex is designed for the production of a broad range of motor vehicle and industrial oils. The first line of the complex includes facilities for the production of packaging for oils and for the packaging of the oils, as well as a raw materials storage facility and an ultramodern tank farm. The second line of the complex at the Omsk Lubricants Plant is currently under construction.
In 2012, the Omsk Lubricants Plant confirmed its compliance with ISO standards for effective quality management (ISO 9001:2008), environmental management (ISO 14001:2004), and occupational health and safety management (OHSAS 18001:2007).