Gazpromneft-Lubricants, operator of the Gazprom Neft oil business, increased its 2016 sales of G-Energy lubricants by 30% to 41,000 tons. Thus sales of the various types of company’s premium-class lubricants grew by 16% to 258,000 tons.
In 2016, the total volume of lubricants and greases sold by Gazpromneft-Lubricants reached 542,000 tons, representing a 3% increase over 2015 sales figures.
In Russia it was sold 16% more premium-class lubricants than in 2015, under an overall market contraction of approximately 4%.
The company also started to supply oils under the G-Energy and Gazpromneft brands to Poland, the Czech Republic, Sweden, Slovakia, Columbia, India, South Korea, Tunisia, Cambodia, Vietnam and South Africa, thereby providing for 16% growth in foreign sales. That said the main growth results on the global market were posted by G-Energy lubricants, whose sales increased by 44% to reach 10,000 tons.
In 2015, Gazpromneft-Lubricants significantly expanded its product range thanks to the increase in the number of high-tech synthetic oils, strengthened its positions in the commercial and light vehicle segment, was developing its marketing programs and customer service. The additional driver for the company on the domestic market remains its participation in the import-substitution program, within whose scope new agreements were concluded in 2016 – with Kamchatka Krai and Astrakhan Region.
Over the past year, active expansion of the international G-Energy Service project continued. Today, over 70 partner technical service stations are already operating under the company brand in nine countries around the world: Russia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Italy, Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and China.
“Our product portfolio features an increasing number of lubricants with multi-component formulations, which dovetails nicely with the company’s strategic objectives and path towards technological leadership,” says Alexander Trukhan, General Director of Gazpromneft-Lubricants. “We have continued the active development of our priority projects, aimed at the expansion and modernization of production and the introduction of cutting-edge standards of environmental and industrial safety. In 2017, we’ll launch the production at the Yaroslavl refinery of group III base oils* – the foundation of our high-tech products. Implementation of this project marks the first step along the way to transitioning to the 100% production of multi-component oils and greases intended for the servicing of today’s most advanced equipment.”
*Group III base oils are oils derived through the synthesis of oilstock with the use of high temperatures, gaseous hydrogen and multicomponent catalysts boasting such characteristics as high viscosity, thermal-oxidative stability, low sulfur content, etc. Used as primary stock for the production of high-tech synthetic oils.
Gazpromneft-Lubricants (Gazprom-Lubricants Ltd) is a subsidiary enterprise of Gazprom Neft, specializing in the production and sale of oils, greases and technical fluids. Established in November 2007, Gazpromneft-Lubricants operates six production sites in Russia, Italy and Serbia. Total production volume amounts to 500,000 tons of high-quality oils, greases and technical fluids per year. The Omsk Lubricants Plant (OZSM) operates Russia’s most advanced process line for the mixing, filling and packaging of oils with a total annual mixing-and-packaging capacity of 300,000 tons. The management system established at Gazpromneft-Lubricants and its production assets conforms to the requirements of the international standards ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 16949 and OHSAS 18001. The company supplies its products to the Russian assembly lines of DAIMLER-KAMAZ RUS, KZ ROSTSELMASH, DERWAYS AC, KAMAZ, AVTOTOR (Hyundai assembly line), GAZ, UAZ (Sollers) and BELAZ. Severstal, Sibur, Gazprom, Evraz, MMK, TMK, NLMK, Rusal, Alrosa, RZD and other leading industrial enterprises use Gazpromneft-Lubricants products The company’s product range features 500 different oils and greases in all market sectors (over 1,200 individual article names). The company’s products have earned the approval of over 250 leading equipment manufacturers: BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Volvo, Renault, General Motors, Cummins, MAN, ZF, KAMAZ, Avtovaz, Bosch Rexroth, etc. The company is also produces and sells marine oils and supplies marine products for Sovcomflot, Rosmorport, Rosnefteflot, Norilsk Nickel and other Russian and foreign ship owners. By integrating into Chevron’s global supply network, the company’s clients are able to obtain marine oils in over 800 ports throughout the world. The company controls 15% of the Russian lubricants market, and also operates in the CIS and Baltics, Europe, Central and Southeast Asia, Africa and beyond. All in all, sales cover more than 60 countries worldwide.