Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC, the market leader in Sri Lanka’s lubricant industry, announced a strategic partnership with Yamaha Motor Co. – Japan, whereby Chevron would be producing Yamaha Genuine Oil under the brand Yamalube for the Sri Lankan market.
With similar arrangements in place between Yamaha Motor Co., Japan and Chevron in various other markets, this represents a first for Sri Lanka where Yamalube 4 Stroke Motor Oil will be produced at Chevron’s state-of-the-art lube blending plant in Sapugaskanda.
Yamalube Oil is specifically meant for use in Yamaha Motor Cycles sold in the Sri Lankan market and is available in two viscosity grades (SAE 10W-40 and SAE 20W-40), which meet API SL/JASO MA specifications.
“We are pleased to partner with Chevron Sri Lanka in introducing Yamaha Genuine Oils for Yamaha Motor Cycles in Sri Lanka, in the same way that we work with them in several other regional markets,” said Masakazu Suzuki, manager – Yamalube Support Group, Overseas Marketing Division of Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. Japan.
“We look forward to strengthening the presence of Yamaha in Sri Lanka through our partnership with Chevron Lubricants in Sri Lanka”, he added.
According to Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC Managing Director and CEO Kishu Gomes, the company has twice the manufacturing capacity required to meet Sri Lanka’s lube demand, as it was meant to serve the regional lubricants market.
“Toll blending for major OEMs such as Yamaha is therefore very much part of this vision,” Gomes added.