Wilhelmsen partners with Klüber for marine lubricant sales
Wilhelmsen, headquartered in Lysaker, Norway, has taken over the sales, logistics and consulting for Klüber Lubrication’s marine lubricants portfolio for its sea-going vessels effective August 1, 2021. Wilhelmsen will start coverage initially within European countries and Southeast Asia, followed by the rest of the world from October onwards.
The Wilhelmsen group operates the largest maritime network in the world, with over 2,200 locations worldwide. The group employs more than 21,000 people and has operations in 75 nations.
Klüber Lubrication, a member of the Freudenberg Group based in Weinheim, Germany since 1966. Klüber Lubrication, based in Munich, Germany, offers approximately 2,000 different speciality lubricants, including marine lubricants. It has 2,440 employees in more than 30 countries.
“This exclusive partnership pairs Klüber Lubrication’s market-leading marine lubricants with our unrivalled sales, customer service and supply network. Stronger together, customers old and new will quickly recognize the clear financial and operational value of our partnership,” says
Kjell Andre Engen, Executive Vice President Marine Products, Wilhelmsen.
Complementing Wilhelmsen’s existing marine products portfolio, Klüber Lubrication’s premium specialty lubricants, including environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs) match performance with longevity and are designed for a variety of vessel and port applications.
“In 2018, Klüber Lubrication and Wilhelmsen signed a cooperation,” says Christoph Köhler, head of Global Business Team Marine, Klüber Lubrication. “Following intensive preparatory work, we are now combining our respective strengths. The aim is that operators of ships, shipyards and dry docks can purchase innovative, high-performance specialty lubricants from a single point of contact all over the world. Promptly, reliably and with competent consulting provided.”
Dedicated to delivering unparalleled customer service, to provide the specialist support often required for this product type, Wilhelmsen’s Marine Products team has undergone in-depth training on Klüber Lubrication’s products and their applications.
More information on the transfer of Klüber Lubrication sales and distribution can be found here.