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News roundup: Anderol®, Trafigura, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers

News roundup: Anderol®, Trafigura, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers
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Anderol® announces new corporate design

Anderol® has announced a new corporate design, effective 2 November, 2020. 

“We will be visually expressing Anderol®’s affiliation to our parent company LANXESS by introducing a new product logo for Anderol® and using the LANXESS logo,” Anderol® said in a statement.

Since 2017, Anderol® BV has been a fully owned subsidiary of the specialty chemical company LANXESS Group based in Cologne, Germany, after the LANXESS acquisition of Chemtura. 

“LANXESS is derived from the French word “lancer” that means “to move forward” and “success” – both values that Anderol® stands for. LANXESS’ global reach and technical capabilities help to further energize Anderol® to the benefit of our customers to whom we stay true with our high product quality, our flexibility and our deep understanding of their technical requirements,” the company said in a statement.

The new corporate design will be introduced gradually from November 2nd, with the old and new imagery co-existing for a short period of time.

With 80 years of experience and expertise, Anderol® has established a global reputation as a manufacturer of high-performance synthetic specialty lubricants for industrial and food-grade applications. Anderol® has a global network of more than 30 distributors spanning Europe, South America, Asia and Africa .

Trafigura appoints Claire Divver as global head of Corporate Affairs

Trafigura Group Pte Ltd, a market leader in the global commodities industry, has appointed Claire Divver as global head of Corporate Affairs.

Divver brings broad-based expertise to the role that spans a diverse range of companies, industries and markets and includes executive management and global functional leadership positions at FTSE100 companies in the mining, aerospace and defence sectors.

Based in Geneva, Switzerland, Divver will lead the Corporate Affairs department, reporting to Executive Chairman and CEO Jeremy Weir.

Founded in 1993, Trafigura is one of the largest physical commodities trading groups in the world. Trafigura sources, stores, transports and delivers a range of raw materials (including oil and refined products and metals and minerals) to clients around the world. The trading business is supported by industrial and financial assets, including 49.3% owned global oil products storage and distribution company Puma Energy; global terminals, warehousing and logistics operator Impala Terminals; Trafigura’s Mining Group; and Galena Asset Management. The company, which is headquartered in Singapore, is owned by around 700 of its 8,000 employees who work in 80 offices in 41 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.trafigura.com.

SIAM appoints Kenichi Ayukawa as its new president

The Executive Committee of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), the apex body of the Indian automotive industry, has elected Kenichi Ayukawa as its new president. Ayukawa has been the managing director (MD) and CEO of Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. since 2013. Ayukawa, who was the vice president of SIAM prior to his election, succeeds Rajan Wadhera, senior advisor of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. The election for new office bearers was conducted during the Executive Committee Meeting on 4 September 2020, which was held after SIAM’s Annual General Meeting on. The members of SIAM also elected Vipin Sondhi, MD and CEO of Ashok Leyland Ltd., as the vice president of SIAM. Vinod Aggarwal, MD and CEO of Volvo Eicher Commercial Vehicles Ltd (VECV) will continue as treasurer of SIAM.

The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers represents all major vehicle and vehicular engine manufacturers in India. SIAM works towards supporting sustainable development of the Indian automobile industry with a vision that India emerges as the destination of choice in the world for the design and manufacture of automobiles. It also works towards facilitating enhancement of the competitiveness of the Indian automobile industry, reducing cost of vehicles, increasing productivity, and achieving global standards of quality.