TotalEnergies Lubrifiants, Point S ink global tie-up
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TotalEnergies Lubrifiants, Point S ink global tie-up

Leading lubricants manufacturer TotalEnergies Lubrifiants has signed a new international service agreement with Point S, the world’s top independent tire and vehicle maintenance network, the French energy giant announced.

The commercial partnership aims to jointly supply high-quality tires, parts and customised vehicle care solutions across Point S’ 6,185 outlets spanning 51 countries globally. It particularly strengthens supply chain collaboration around TotalEnergies’ Quartz brand engine oils and vehicle fluids.

In a statement, the companies framed the deal reflecting ambitions better satisfying customer requirements worldwide through reliability and attentiveness. Safety and international expansion goals also factor by blending complementary capabilities.

Specifically, Point S adds recognised garage expertise that TotalEnergies expects will lift brand visibility and consumer trust in its formulations via expert technician validation and recommendations. Meanwhile, supplying Point S centres secures additional stable Quartz volumes as distribution diversity defrays market fluctuation risks.

TotalEnergies owns Quartz license arrangements with manufacturers like Renault and Jaguar Land Rover that it can extend to Point S affiliates for service parts supply continuity assurances, benefiting equipment owners. The tie-up correspondingly furthers Point S merchandise diversification and purchase economies available from larger suppliers.

The two groups additionally identified shared commitments upholding ethical business principles and sustainable development as facilitators. These include climate action, circular practices and community support through entities like the TotalEnergies Foundation.

As Europe’s leading lubricants producer, TotalEnergies holds a 20% fuels and lubricant retail share in its key French market where 53% of service stations feature its logo. It also continues pushing international expansion targeting doubled global lubricant revenues by 2030, including through widened brand development.

Its Quartz passenger vehicle lubricant range saw introductions last year in major growth regions like India and China where rising automotive sales and evolving specifications play to performance strengths. Partners like Point S provide localised showcases to vehicle owners validating quality perceptions and owner retention.