ExxonMobil expands base stocks supply network in South China
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ExxonMobil expands base stocks supply network in South China

ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. (EMAPPL) has appointed EMB (Shanghai) Petrochemical Co. Ltd (EMB) as its official lubricant base stocks distributor for the region. This partnership marks a significant expansion for ExxonMobil, bringing its Group II base stocks closer to lubricant producers across several key provinces including Guangdong, Guangxi, Fujian, Hunan, Jiangxi, and Hainan.

EMB, a joint venture between Quality Logistic Services Australia (QLSA) and SBC Petrochemical, will serve as a branded distributor, ensuring adherence to ExxonMobil’s rigorous Brand and Product Integrity Management System. This system focuses on six foundational pillars: Quality, Performance, Representation, Regulatory Compliance, Customer Experience, and Brand Identity. QLSA, the majority shareholder in EMB, has a long-standing relationship with ExxonMobil, having distributed its base stocks in Australia since 2011 and in Malaysia since 2020. ExxonMobil is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of lubricant base stocks.

Raymond Wong, ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Basestocks and Waxes sales director, expressed enthusiasm about the expansion, stating, “This will help enhance our overall offer in the largest market in Asia Pacific.” He emphasised that the partnership is set to open up new avenues for reaching a broader customer base in the dynamic southern China market.

“Lubricant producers in South China, can now access ExxonMobil’s EHC Group II base stocks slates. These base stock slates are globally recognised as capable of blending a very wide range of lubricants via a plenitude of approved formulations” said EMB’s General Manager Gary Fang. “With this appointment, ExxonMobil base stocks will be available in Dongguan for blenders with best-in-class customer service, supply chain and technical support from the ExxonMobil and EMB team.”