Gulf Oil Lubricants India Ltd. has signed a partnership agreement with Whitmore Manufacturing Company, in which it will exclusively represent Whitmore lubricants in the Indian market. Established in 1893 by Samuel Whitmore in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A., Whitmore has operated as a wholly owned subsidiary of a Dallas-based investment company, Capital Southwest Corp., since 1979. It is headquartered in Rockwall, Texas, U.S.A.
Y.P. Rao, Gulf Oil’s global technology head, said that Whitmore’s experience in heavy mining and industrial equipment will allow Gulf to extend its product offerings into those areas.
Likewise, “We wanted a partner that understood the needs of the mining and other heavy industrial markets,” said Jack Ellis, vice president of sales at Whitmore.
Whitmore has been a strong force in the mining world for more than a century. It is known especially for its extreme pressure lubricants used in the mining industry.
Gulf Oil, which is part of the global conglomerate Hinduja Group, has presence in more than 100 countries.