First G-Energy Service centre opens in Kazakhstan

Gazpromneft Lubricants — operator of the Gazprom Neft lubricants business — has opened its first service centre in Kazakhstan, part of its international G-Energy Service programme.

The centre is located in Astana, on the Alash Highway — a busy exit route for traffic heading to Almaty, Karaganda, Pavlodar, Schuchinsk and other cities. The centre can service approximately 20 cars per day.

The G-Energy Service facility has been equipped with modern oil change points, and is operated by qualified staff. Those Gazpromneft Lubricants’ oils and service fluids provided at the centre have been designed to suit a wide range of modern cars, both in and out of warranty, with the entire product range meeting the highest international quality standards.

In addition to this, centre staff undertake diagnostics, wheel re-alignment, interior dry cleaning, tyre fitting, replacement of brake pads and batteries, and maintenance of air conditioning systems. The centre offers a fully equipped visitors’ area, with an adjacent retail outlet selling oils, lubricants, service fluids and replacement parts.

As part of the G-Energy Service programme, Gazpromneft Lubricants supports partner service centres working under the G-Energy Service brand in helping source specialist equipment, training staff and fitting out new service centres.

The programme has already been initiated at centres throughout Russia, Italy, Georgia and Belarus. All service centres offer a full range of services, and are equipped with the latest technological equipment, meeting the highest standards of industrial and environmental safety. The G-Energy Service programme is expected to grow throughout Russia, the CIS, Western Europe, the Middle East, and other regions.

Gazpromneft Lubricants CEO Alexander Trukhan commented: “The G-Energy Service programme allows us to provide motorists not only with high-quality lubricants, but also with a consistently excellent level of service throughout all of those regions in which the company operates, whether in Russia, Europe or the CIS. Introducing the G-Energy Service programme to Kazakhstan is an important step for us, since the Kazakh market is one of the most promising in terms of developing the company’s international business. I am confident that those motorists already buying G-Energy and Gazprom Neft motor oils in this country will, quite rightly, also appreciate the quality of service provided under the G-Energy Service programme.”

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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 other major industrial enterprises. 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.