Chevron Pakistan Lubricants (Private) Limited (CPLPL) held an inauguration ceremony on July 16, for Phase 1 – modernisation and expansion – of its lubricants blending plant located at West Wharf, Karachi, Pakistan.
The expansion project, that spanned over three years, is an investment of more than Rs. 2 billion (USD 15.5 million) and reinforces Chevron’s commitment to long-term growth in Pakistan’s lubricants market.
The ceremony was attended by Colleen Cervantes, president, Lubricants – Chevron Corporation, and Chevron Pakistan’s regional and in-country leadership.
“Pakistan is a key growth market for Chevron Corporation and we see a lot of potential in this country. The huge investment in the expansion of our plant and infrastructure is a testament of our long-term commitment to extend our footprint in this market,” said Cervantes.
The inauguration ceremony marked the commissioning of Chevron’s new state-of-the-art infrastructure, including the fully automated, high-tech lubricant blending systems. The expansion project will significantly enhance production capacity with improved efficiency and reliability. Phase 1 of the project entails lubricant blending capability enhancements, with plans to increase the filling, packaging and warehousing capacity in the next phase.
Chevron Pakistan Lubricants (Private) Limited – an indirect subsidiary of Chevron Corporation, one of the world’s largest integrated energy companies – trades under the Caltex® brand in Pakistan. It markets its lubricant products in the country under the Havoline® and Delo® brands. The company has an extensive network of lubricant distributors, exclusive oil shops, and branded oil change facilities across the country.
Chevron was the first company to introduce many modern concepts in the oil industry in Pakistan, including the introduction of premium quality lubricants and new packaging concepts. Its state-of-the-art computerised lubricant blending plant, exemplifying the highest safety and operational excellence standards in the industry, is a hallmark of the company’s technological leadership.