Gazprom has concluded an agreement with the Government of the Archangelsk Oblast on import substitution of lubricants and service fluids, under a document signed by Gazprom Neft CEO Alexander Dyukov and Archangelsk Governor Alexander Tsibulsky.
The company already has successful experience of partnering with this region, with a number of major businesses in the Archangelsk Oblast having made the move to Gazprom Neft lubricants, reducing procurement costs by as much as 15%. Under this new agreement Gazprom Neft will increase supplies of high-tech products and expand its client base throughout the region’s energy, housing and utilities and industrial businesses. Supplies of cutting-edge lubricants under this agreement will be facilitated by Gazpromneft Lubricants.
“More than 30 constituent entities of the Russian Federation have now signed up to the Gazprom Neft lubricants and service fluids import substitution programme. Being involved in the programme means businesses in the regions can cut procurement costs for high-tech lubricants while increasing the efficiency and reliability of machinery. We are, already, working with several companies in the Archangelsk Oblast, but signing this agreement with the regional government marks a completely different level of partnership. I have every confidence that municipal businesses throughout the region will appreciate the individual approach Gazprom Neft takes to the specific needs of each and every client.”Alexander Dyukov Chairman of the Management Board, Gazprom Neft
“The structure of our region’s economy gives rise to considerable interest in Gazprom Neft’s products — not just from direct consumers of motor fluids and lubricants (forestry companies with major fleets) but also electricity and power companies, and the shipping industry. We anticipate that, thanks to our partnership with one of the leading companies on the domestic automotive and specialist lubricants market, we will be able to provide the region’s businesses with high-quality products, replacing expensive foreign competitive products and optimising costs.”Alexander Tsibulsky Archangelsk Governor
Gazprom Neft’s lubricants import substitution programme has been in operation since 2015. The cutting-edge lubricants produced by the company are certified by the Association Technique de l’Industrie Européenne des Lubrifiants (ATIEL) and the American Petroleum Institute (API), and are fully compliant with the requirements of leading automotive and industrial equipment producers. Under this agreement with the Archangelsk Oblast, Gazprom Neft specialists will help develop automotive lubricants in line with the specific needs and requirements of each participant on the programme. Adopting an integrated approach and replacing foreign products will allow regional businesses to gain an additional economic benefit while being fully compliant with equipment manufacturers’ requirements.
Gazpromneft-Lubricants is a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft, specialising in the production and sale of oils, lubricants and service fluids. Established in November 2007, Gazpromneft-Lubricants has six production facilities in Russia, Italy and Serbia. The company’s clients and customers include leading industrial enterprises, with a product range including 700 branded oils and lubricants across all market sectors (more than 2,800 products in total). The company is also involved in the production and sale of marine lubricants. Gazpromneft-Lubricants has a 23% market share in packaged lubricants in Russia, as well as operating in 80 countries abroad. The company’s products have received more than 400 endorsements from major equipment manufacturers including KAMAZ, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Volvo, Renault, General Motors, Cummins, MAN Russia, ZF, Bosch Rexroth, and others.
The Association Technique de l’Industrie Européenne des Lubrifiants (ATIEL) is the technical association of the European lubricants industry.
The American Petroleum Institute (API) is a commercial organisation authorised to take a leading role in classifying motor oils and determining the requirements for these.