First Gazprom Neft G-Energy Service Centre opens in Russia

Gazpromneft Lubricants Ltd (Gazpromneft Lubricants, the oils and lubricants division of JSC Gazprom Neft), has opened its first service centre in Russia under the company’s own international “G-Energy Service” programme.

The new service centre is located in the city of Balakovo in the Saratov Oblast, on Akademika Korolyeva Schosse — a major thoroughfare linking the eastern and western banks of the river Volga.

The G-Energy Service Centre comes equipped with two oil-changing stations, and sells a range of Gazpromneft Lubricants’ products, including the fully synthetic G-Energy F Synth 5W-40 engine oil, the semi-synthetic G-Energy Expert L 10W-40, and the multipurpose G-Energy Expert G 10W-40. Oils and engine fluids supplied to the station are designed for both Russian and international marques, both within warranty and beyond, and meet the most demanding international quality standards.

Under the terms of the G-Energy Service programme, Gazpromneft Lubricants provides full support to service-centre partners operating under the G-Energy Service brand — assisting in the procurement of specialist equipment, training personnel, and helping facilitate station fit-outs. The project will involve the centres providing oil-change services, as well as the replacement or changing of engine and transmission oils, and other engine fluids.

The programme has already been initiated in three service centres in Italy, as well as one in Greece. All service centres offer state-of-the-art facilities, fully equipped with cutting-edge equipment, and meeting the highest industrial and ecological safety standards. The G-Energy Service programme is expected to expand throughout Russia, the CIS, Western Europe, the countries of the Middle East, and other regions in which the company operates.

Alexander Trukhan, CEO, Gazpromneft Lubricants, commented: “We expect to have a further three service centres in Russia operating under the G-Energy Service brand in the short term — in St Petersburg, in Orenburg, and in Bataysk (Rostov Oblast): and we expect to open around 40 such service centres in 2015. The importance of this programme to the wider market is all too evident to us, and we are committed to its proactive development. An initiative of this kind is genuinely unique in Russia — not one of our domestic competitors is currently implementing a project of similar scope.”

Reference

Gazpromneft Lubricants Ltd (“Gazpromneft Lubricants”) is a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft, specialising in the production and sale of oils, lubricants and service fluids. Established in 2007, Gazpromneft Lubricants Ltd has five production facilities throughout Russia, Italy and Serbia. Total production volumes stand at 500,000 tonnes of premium oils, lubricants and service fluids per year.

Management policies at Gazpromneft Lubricants and its production assets are fully compliant with international ISO standards, including ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 16949 and OHSAS18001. The company supplies its products to the production lines of Derways Automobile Company, the Avtotor group of companies (producing General Motors and Hyundai vehicles),Mercedes-Benz Trucks Vostok, KAMAZ, and GAZ. The company’s products are used by corporate organisations including Severstal, SIBUR, Gazprom, Evraz, MMK (OJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works), and others. The company’s product range includes 470 branded oils and lubricants across all market sectors (more than 1,000 products in total).

The company currently commands a 14-percent share of the Russian lubricants market, as well as operating in the markets of the Mediterranean, the Balkans, Eastern and Western Europe, the CIS, the Baltics, the Central Asian republics and South—East Asia, Africa, and others. The company’s products are sold in more than 50 countries worldwide.

G-Energy is the premium motor oils brand from Gazprom Neft. G-Energy oils are designed for the most up-to-the-minute American-, European- and Japanese-produced cars. G-Energy oils’ unique adaptive (ACF) technology allows the optimisation of essential performance characteristics in line with an engine’s mode of operation, at a specific point in time, through the appropriate activation of necessary additives. G-Energy products are produced at Gazpromneft Lubricants’ production facilities in Bari, (Italy). The company’s oils are approved by leading global car manufacturers including Mercedes Benz, VW, BMW, Renault, General Motors, and others.


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