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Gazpromneft Lubricants and Trading House BelAZ sign five-year lubricants-supply contract

Gazpromneft Lubricants, operator of the Gazprom Neft lubricants business, has concluded a five-year contract with Trading House BelAZ, general distributor for JSC BelAZ products in Russia, involving lubricants supplies through their joint brand BelAZ G-Profi, specifically developed for BelAZ equipment.

BelAZ G-Profi lubricants will be supplied to the certified JSC BelAZ service centres throughout Russia and abroad. The total BelAZ fleet currently stands at more than 22,000 vehicles throughout various countries worldwide, half of which are in Russia.

The agreement also provides for collaboration on research and development to further improve the reliability of BelAZ equipment during warranty and post-warranty periods, and envisages the introduction of a single uniform standard for lubricants throughout authorised service centres. BelAZ G-Profi is a joint initiative involving both partners. The unique formulations BelAZ G-Profi oils and engine fluids have been developed in line with the unique features and requirements of BelAZ equipment, and are designed to ensure maximum mechanical efficiency even under the most demanding usage and conditions. BelAZ G-Profi lubricants are classified as specifically approved for BelAZ equipment.

Gazpromneft Lubricants CEO Alexander Trukhan commented: “Collaboration with one of the industry’s most significant producers serves as a unique base from which to develop high-tech products, more than adequate to replace comparable imported products. Our lubricants are not only approved by the manufacturer, but developed together with them — guaranteeing the excellent usage and operation of their equipment.”

Alexei Lyamin, General Director, Trading House BelAZ, added: “We monitor the quality of the servicing of our equipment very closely, during both the in-warranty and post-warranty periods. The main purpose of BelAZ G-Profi oils, lubricants and engine fluids is to ensure the durability of BelAZ excavation equipment, components and parts. Using of these products will significantly improve the performance of BelAZ equipment, undoubtedly improving its efficiency.”

Notes for editors

Established in 1948, JSC BelAZ — the management company of BelAZ Holding — is engaged in the production of haulage, earth-moving and other specialist equipment. It is one of the three most important earth-moving equipment companies in the world. Over the course of its almost 70-year history the company has developed more than 500 modifications and produced more than 130,000 trucks with payloads ranging from 25 to 450 tonnes. Over the course of its history the company has delivered to more than 76 countries across six continents, and every year delivers equipment to more than 30 countries worldwide.

The Trading House BelAZ is the general distributor of BelAZ equipment throughout the Russian Federation. It was established in 2007 to facilitate the sale of BelAZ equipment and parts via a dealership network with representation throughout the country’s various regions.

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. The Omsk Lubricants Plant includes Russia’s most cutting-edge facility for the mixing, dispensing and packaging of motor oils, with a total annual capacity for blending and packaging of 300,000 tonnes 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 for production lines at Daimler KamAZ Rus, Rostelmash, Derways Automobile Company, KAMAZ, the Avtotor group of companies (producing Hyundai vehicles), GAZ Group, UAZ (Sollers), and BelAZ. The company’s products are used by corporate organisations including Severstal, SIBUR, Gazprom, Evraz, MMK (OJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works), TMK, NLMK Group, RUSAL, ALROSA Group, Russian Railways, and other major industrial enterprises. The company’s product range includes 500 branded oils and lubricants across all market sectors (more than 1,200 products in total). The company’s products have received more than 250 endorsements from major equipment manufacturers including BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Volvo, Renault, General Motors, Cummins, MAN Russia, ZF, KAMAZ, AvtoGAZ, Bosch Rexroth, and others. The company is also involved in the production and sale of marine lubricants, supplying products to Sovkomflot, Rosmporport, Rosnefteflot, Norilsk Nickel and other Russian and international fleet owners. Thanks to its integration with the global Chevron supply network, the company’s clients are able to obtain marine lubricants at more than 800 ports worldwide. The company currently commands a 15-percent share of the Russian lubricants market, as well as operating in the markets of the CIS and the Baltic States, Europe, Central and South—East Asia, Africa, and elsewhere. The company’s products are sold in almost 60 countries worldwide.