Gazpromneft Lubricants, operator of the Gazprom Neft lubricants business, has increased sales of G-Energy products by 26 percent in H1 2017, to 24,000 tonnes. Sales of various premium lubricants, moreover, are up 16 percent on H1 2016, to 140,000 tonnes.
Gazpromneft Lubricants sold 93,000 tonnes of premium products within Russia — 19 percent more than in H1 2016, increasing export volumes (which reached 47,000 tonnes) by nine percent. The company extended the geographic range of its sales in H1 2017, commencing supplies to Thailand, Libya, Peru and Senegal. G-Energy- and Gazprom Neft-branded products are now already available in 68 countries worldwide.
Total sales of Gazpromneft Lubricants’ products increased by two percent year-on-year, to 268,000 tonnes.
Alexander Trukhan, CEO, Gazpromneft Lubricants, commented: “Our business plan is extremely ambitious — but, that fact notwithstanding, we have been able to exceed designated targets in the first half-year. We have no intention of dropping the pace, since we fully understand the growing demand for high-technology lubricants on the global market. However, it’s not enough to just produce quality products — today’s market leader can only be whoever is offering viable business solutions, based on the best service. Which is precisely the route we are taking in our own development, constantly improving our competencies and developing the most cutting-edge offerings for the market.”
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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 November 2007, Gazpromneft Lubricants has six 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, KAMAZ, UAZ (Sollers), BelAZ, and others. 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, Mechel, Metalloinvest, Sibenco Inc., Ilim Group, and other major industrial enterprises. The company’s product range includes 500 branded oils and lubricants across all market sectors (more than 2,500 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 for Sovkomflot, Rosmporport, Rosnefteflot and Norilsk Nickel vessels 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, South America and elsewhere.