Ampol starts production of Mobil Lubricants in Australia
Ampol Ltd., formerly Caltex Australia, has formally commenced the production and supply of Mobil lubricants at its Queensland lubricant blending facility in Australia.
Brent Merrick, Ampol executive general manager, Commercial, noted that the commencement of lube blending of Mobil Lubricants in Queensland is an important milestone for Ampol.
Business-to-business (B2B) customers are expected to receive the Mobil-branded lubricant products in the coming months, and retail customers later this year.
“Mobil’s lubricant technology is world-class, innovative and has decades of proven performance. Through our lubricants alliance with ExxonMobil, we are using our scale, Australian expertise, manufacturing capability and strong customer relationships to bring Mobil lubricants to Australian consumers and support our commitment to evolving our lubricants offer to meet changing customer needs.
“I look forward to bringing these products to our customers over the coming months as we complete our conversion to Mobil lubricants,” said Merrick,
“Over the last six months, we have worked closely with Ampol on their Lubricants Facility conversion to Mobil. Ampol’s robust quality control, testing techniques and adoption of ExxonMobil’s quality management system will ensure customers in the region will continue to receive advanced lubricants every time,” said ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Executive Director for South Asia Pacific Lubricants Kum Fong Siew.
The commencement of blending follows last year’s announcement that Ampol and ExxonMobil had entered into a marketing alliance to blend, distribute and market Mobil lubricants across Australia. Under the agreement, Ampol will supply Mobil lubricants to retail and business customers through a combination of direct and distributor channels.
The manufacturing, distribution and marketing conversion to Mobil lubricants is expected to be finalised by the end of the year.