Total Oil New Zealand to distribute Lubmarine products in 2022
Total Oil New Zealand will become the distributor of Lubmarine marine lubricant products and services for New Zealand and the Pacific Islands beginning January 1, 2022.
Lubmarine’s life began in 1952, when a small petroleum business in France began supplying marine lubricants to 40 steam vessels. Elf Aquitaine acquired and expanded this activity internationally and created Lubmarine in 1961. More than 69 years later, Lubmarine, now a division within TotalEnergies, is now one of the leading marine lubricants suppliers whose products and services.
Total Lubmarine has been servicing international and local shipping lines in New Zealand and the South Pacific since 2005. These have included PIL, Swire’s, Neptune Pacific Direct Line, Matson (formally Reef), Interisland Ferries and a number of fishing fleets.
Total Oil New Zealand is committed to taking the Lubmarine brand to another level in New Zealand, by its inhouse support and international operational depth to turn customer’s problems into viable operational solutions.
Total Oil New Zealand’s existing brand portfolio serves heavy-duty industries that are essential to the country through its primary brands Total and Elf. Lubmarine complements the already extensive range of products under one roof.
“I am very pleased to announce Total Oil New Zealand is adding Total Lubmarine to our range in 2022,” says Reuben Thickpenny, CEO. “This fully rounds out our product range to be able to cater the demands of the commercial shipping, ferries and fishing sectors in New Zealand. We have grown our business with a strong focus on having the best service, support, people, product range and technical team in New Zealand. We now have a full product range to cover the heavy marine sector now and into the future.”
“I am very proud of our business and what we can offer the New Zealand lubricant market — from industrial, to power generation, agricultural, automotive, transport, food manufacturing, construction and mining and now commercial marine. We have 11 locations throughout New Zealand, with our own warehousing, delivery vehicles and staff on the ground. We have the whole country covered.”
Greg Anderson is the marine manager for TONZ and has been with Lubmarine since 2005, looking after sales, technical and logistics.
“I’m very proud to be part of the team tasked with making Lubmarine in New Zealand a market force in our diverse commercial marine sector. Technically, our team brings experience in product crossover and compatibility required in vessel/fleet lube changes. This along with vessel lube-charts, drain oil analysis for all on board equipment, cylinder oil testing and optimisation advice.”