Total in China inaugurated the second phase of Total Tianjin Manufacturer (TTM) – the Total Grease Tianjin plant. The official opening of the new grease plant, which is strategically located in the Tianjin Free Trade Zone (FTZ), begins a new chapter in Total’s steadfast expansion of its business in China’s lubricants market.
“Total is the third largest international company for lubricants operating in China and Tianjin is currently our largest blending plant in China. This new facility re-affirms our long-term development in China, which is the largest market for greases in the world,” said Patrice Devemy, managing director of Total Lubricants China.
TTM is one of the largest lubricants plants of Total in the world. As a second phase of the plant, the TTM Grease Tianjin Plant construction started in November 2014 and produced its first production batch in August 2016. The plant covers an area of 7,336 square meters and has a production capacity of 5,000 metric tonnes, which can be doubled through a capacity expansion. This new grease plant will produce high-tech automotive and industrial lithium and lithium-complex greases to complement existing lubricants produced by TTM.
”China is today the second largest market of lubricants in the world after the U.S. and the largest grease market in the world. Total is the fourth largest grease producer in the world, and this plant is significant as it will not only complement our global production capacity, but it will also be the very first grease production plant in the Asia-Pacific region. It will help us to better meet the requirements of our automotive and industrial customers in China and the region,” said François Dehodencq, senior vice president of Total Marketing & Services- Asia Pacific and Middle East (APME).
“With the opening of the Total Grease Tianjin Plant, Total will now accelerate our sales growth of automotive and industrial greases, serving our customers in China with better quality products and tailor-made solutions,” said Ting-Wee Liang, president of Total (China) Investment.