ExxonMobil has opened a new office in Cape Town, South Africa and has appointed a new authorised lubricants distributor, Centlube.
While ExxonMobil has operated in the country for many years, the new Cape Town branch is the first dedicated lubricants office to open in South Africa since 2005.
To mark its renewed focus on South Africa, ExxonMobil, together with Centlube, hosted a major re-launch event on Nov. 19 in Pretoria. The Gerotek vehicle testing facility was transformed into a festival that showcased the Mobil brand, its lubricant products and solutions.
“South Africa holds great potential and this event highlights our commitment to long-term development in the market,” said ExxonMobil Europe, Africa & Middle East Sales Director Lawrence Kearns.
“Enabling customers to maximize the potential of their vehicles and equipment with advanced lubricants has never been more important,” said Paul Mansour, chief executive officer of ENX Group, which owns Centlube.
“Together with ExxonMobil, we look forward to delivering a comprehensive package of lubrication services to customers across South Africa,” he said.
Centlube has grown from a small family-owned business more than 25 years ago to become a major player in the blending, distribution and marketing of lubricants in South Africa. Centlube manufactures, markets and distributes a diverse range of lubricants. It also is an authorised distributor of Eni Lubricants in South Africa.
Centlube was appointed sole authorised distributor of Mobil lubricants in South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland on Jan. 1, 2015.