Shell Marine appoints NM Distributors as Lankan representative
Shell Marine Products has recently signed an agreement with NM Distributors Pvt Ltd, to represent their marine business in Sri Lanka. NM Distributors, a subsidiary company of Neil Marine Ltd., has been the sole distributor for Shell lubricants for the automotive and industry sectors for the last 10 years.
With the addition of Shell Marine’s business, the presence of Shell Lubricants in Sri Lanka will be further strengthened, said M. Tillekeratne, CEO of NM Distributors.
He said after signing the agreement that the trust and confidence placed by Shell Global in NM Distributors and the future opportunities in Sri Lanka in the marine sector have made this move possible and will further enhance Shell’s activities in the country.
Shell Marine Products is a separate business venture of Royal Dutch Shell and is involved in sales, marketing and technical assistance in selling lubricants for the marine industry.
Shell Marine Products serve more than 10,000 customer vessels, ranging from large ocean going tankers to small fishing boats at nearly 500 ports in 47 countries around the world.
Pushkar Singh, marine indirect channel account manager for Shell Marine for India and Sri Lanka said that the Shell Marine range of products is designed to provide the customer with cost-effective protection for modern engines and shipboard machinery.
He emphasized that Shell offers a comprehensive range of environmentally friendly products and unmatched services to cover most shipboard lubricant requirements.
The Shell Group invests more than USD1.3 billion every year in research and development and employs more than 8,000 technical experts dedicated to developing innovative products such as Shell Alexia S4. For the sixth consecutive year, Shell has been named the number one global lubricant market share leader with more than 10,000 vessels using their products globally.
“The world is shifting towards a new low carbon energy future, where Shell helps meeting the rising energy demand today, while taking steps to help build the energy system of tomorrow,” said Tillekeratne. He added that global energy demand is rising and so are customer expectations. More people want energy from cleaner sources.
With around 43,000 service stations, Shell has the world’s largest single branded fuel retail network. Their chemicals are the raw materials for plastics, coatings and detergents used in the manufacture of textile, medical supplies and computers.
(July 30, 2013)