At GazpromneftLubricantsItaliaS.pAplant in Bari (Italy) has begun the first product under "Gazpromneft”brand production – semi-synthetic GazpromneftSuperOil ESX 10W-40 motor oil.
In accordance with the launching strategy onto the Italian market of the oils under "Gazpromneft" brand name before the end of 2009 the plant will start to produce 20 kinds of products. Among them - the synthetic, semi-synthetic and mineral oils for the passenger cars (GazpromneftMotorOil series), semi-synthetic and mineral oils for the commercial vehicles (GazpromneftSuperOil series), industrial oils (GazpromneftHydraulic, Reductor, CerculatingOils) and greases (Grease L, Grease L Moly, MetalGrease Series).
Before the lubricants production starting under "Gazpromneft” brand name, the Italian factory has passed the regular audit and confirmed its compliance with the quality standards - ISO 9001 and 14001.
"Starting the oil production in Italy under "Gazpromneft" brand name - is the next step within the company's strategy of launching onto the foreign markets as the finished products manufacturer. Using the Italian capacities in the oils high-precision blending, Russian raw materials and Serbian company NIS logistical resources, "Gazpromneft"creates an efficient international production chain," - noted the OJSC “Gazpromneft” Board of Directors Chairman Alexander Dyukov.
In April, 2009,the OJSC "Gazpromneft" has acquired from ChevronGlobalEnergy the plant for the oils and lubricants production in Bari city. The plant capacity is 30 thousand tons of oil and 6 tons of lubricants per year. The product range includes 150 different oils for the passenger cars and commercial vehicles, as well as the oils for the industrial use. Special capacities allow producing 25 items of special high-tech greases used, including, for the drilling.
The plant is certified according to ISO 9002, 14001 requirements, and has API license.All the products manufactured at the plant meet the European quality standards and the latest automotive and industrial equipment manufacturers’ requirements.
The plant operational management is carriedoutby “Gazpromneft – Lubricants”, Ltd.
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