Gazpromneft-Lubricants, the operator of Gazprom Neft's oil business, has increased its sales of lubricants under the G-Energy brand by 12% to 46,000 tonnes by the end of 2017. In the segment of sales of various premium lubricants types produced by the company, 8% growth was registered, amounted up to 279.4 thousand tons. The total sales volume of Gazpromneft-Lubricants products in all markets in 2017 increased by 7% and amounted to 580.3 thousand tons.
Sales growth was facilitated both by strengthening of the company's positions within the country, as well as the export development and entering new markets - in particular, to Thailand, Iran, Peru, Senegal and South Africa. Today, the company's products are represented in 72 countries of the world, sales of premium lubricants abroad rose by 5% to 96 thousand tons.
In Russia, the company sold 385,000 tons of products, of which 184,000 tons were premium that is 10 percent more than a year ago, with a 2% increase in the domestic lubricants market in the automotive oil segment and zero growth in the industrial segment. Thus, the increase in sales volumes of the company's products is primarily due to the launch of new import-substituting products to the domestic market, in-demand by consumers, as well as the development of unique technical services.
An important stage in the business development for the company in 2017 was the start of production of marine oils under its own brand - Gazpromneft Ocean. The lubricants for engines of all vessel types - icebreakers, tankers, bulk carriers, ferries, container carriers and cruise liners - are produced at Omsk and Moscow lubricant plants. Overall total volume of marine lubes sales by the company amounted to 14.7 thousand tons by the end of the year.
Alexander Trukhan, General Director, Gazpromneft-Lubricants:
“The results of 2017 are determined by both the increased demand for quality lubricants, and the growth of our business efficiency and our competitive advantages - flexible production in Russia and abroad, an extensive technological base, advanced service programs. This year we will proceed the qualitative development of our product portfolio towards its expansion by lubricants with complex recipes maximally adapted to the specific goals in the various equipment operation”
Gazpromneft-Lubricants (Gazpromneft-Lubricants Ltd.) is a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft focusing on the production and sales of oils, greases and technical fluids. Established in November 2007.The products are manufactured at six production sites in Russia, Italy and Serbia. The total production volume is over 500,000 tons of high-quality oils, greases and technical fluids per year.The Omsk Lubricant Plant (OZSM) has the Russia’s most advanced process line for the mixing, filling and packaging of lubricants with total annual mixing-and-packaging capacity of 300,000 tons. The management system of Gazpromneft-Lubricants and its production assets meets the requirements of the international standards ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 16949, and OHSAS 18001. The company supplies its products to the conveyors of DAIMLER KAMAZ RUS, KZ ROSTSELMASH, KAMAZ, UAZ (Sollers), BELAZ and others. The consumers of Gazpromneft-Lubricants products are Severstal, Sibur, Gazprom, Evraz, MMK, TMK, NLMK, Rusal, Alrosa, RZD, MECHEL, Metalloinvest, SUEK, ILIM and other leading industrial enterprises. The product range includes 500 items of oils and greases for all market sectors (more than 2500 commodity items). The company’s products have the approvals of over 250 leading equipment manufacturers: BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Volvo, Renault, General Motors, Cummins, MAN, ZF, KAMAZ, Avtovaz, Bosch Rexroth and others. The company also produces and sells marine oils, supplies marine lubricants to Sovcomflot, Rosmorport, Rosnefteflot, Norilsk Nickel and other Russian and foreign shipowners. Through the integration into Chevron global supply chain the company’s clients are able to get marine oils in over 800 ports throughout the world. The company controls 15% of the Russian lubricant market and also operates in the CIS and the Baltic, Europe, Central and Southeast Asia, Africa, South America and beyond. All in all, the company’s products are presented in 72 countries worldwide.