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Plugging Benefits of Digitalization
Gray oil drums on pallet stacking in front of an industrial warehouse. © Mr. Amarin Jitnathum

Plugging Benefits of Digitalization

Lube Report EMEA - June 14, 2022

Digitalization of sales and supply activities can help lubricant companies to manage their businesses more efficiently a ...

Technology to Battle Substandard Lubes

Technology to Battle Substandard Lubes

Lube Report EMEA - May 3, 2022

Nigeria’s government and industry have worked for years to staunch the flow of substandard lubricants in the country. ...

TotalEnergies Opens Plant in Algeria

TotalEnergies Opens Plant in Algeria

Lube Report EMEA - April 19, 2022

TotalEnergies has opened a lubricant blending plant on Algeria’s Mediterranean coast to cater to the growing market in ...

Conoil Posts Higher Earnings

Conoil Posts Higher Earnings

Lube Report EMEA - March 29, 2022

Nigerian lubricants blender and marketer Conoil reported higher gross profit and sales for the fourth quarter of 2021 as ...

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Al-Manar Opens Lube Plant in Egypt

Lube Report EMEA - March 15, 2022

Al-Manar, an Egyptian automotive parts dealer and lubricant blender, announced it started operations at a new production ...

Ardova Loss Gets Bigger

Ardova Loss Gets Bigger

Lube Report EMEA - March 1, 2022

Nigerian blender and distributor Ardova PLC reported an enlarged operating loss and higher sales revenue for its lubrica ...

Sapref to Pause Operations in March

Sapref to Pause Operations in March

Lube Report EMEA - February 15, 2022

The South African base oil market will become completely import-dependent from March when Sapref – the joint venture b ...

Profit, Revenue Jump at Ardova

Profit, Revenue Jump at Ardova

Lube Report EMEA - November 16, 2021

The lubricants and greases segment of Nigerian blender and distributor Ardova Plc posted an increase in net profit and a ...

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Azelis Acquires African Distributor Umongo

Lube Report EMEA - October 26, 2021

A subsidiary of specialty chemicals distributor Azelis will acquire 90% of the shares of South Africa-based lubricants, ...

Chevron Grows East African Partnership

Chevron Grows East African Partnership

Lube Report EMEA - September 21, 2021

African Fuels & Lubricants Manufacturing Ltd. of the Tristar Group will blend, distribute and market Chevron Brands ...

Nigeria Mandates Lube Monitoring

Nigeria Mandates Lube Monitoring

Lube Report EMEA - August 31, 2021

Nigeria’s Department of Petroleum Resources is collaborating with the Standards Organization of Nigeria to curb supply ...

Aluminum is Auto Industry’s ‘Blind Spot’, says Rights Group

Aluminum is Auto Industry’s ‘Blind Spot’, says Rights Group

Sustainability InSite - August 24, 2021

A new report by Human Rights Watch urges carmakers to do more to reduce impacts on communities and the environment from ...

Import Restriction Removed in Nigeria

Import Restriction Removed in Nigeria

Lube Report EMEA - August 10, 2021

Nigerian lubricant manufacturers – along with producers of other petroleum products – are breathing easier after a p ...

South African Container Maker Sold

South African Container Maker Sold

Lube Report EMEA - August 3, 2021

Austria-based Alpla Group, a global plastic packaging and recycling specialist, acquired last month the lubricants divis ...

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Enoc JV to Blend Lubes in Egypt

Lube Report EMEA - July 13, 2021

Egypt’s Misr Petroleum has reached an agreement for the company’s joint venture with Emirates National Oil Co. to pr ...

European Grease Output Fell in 2020

European Grease Output Fell in 2020

Lube Report EMEA - June 22, 2021

Lubricating grease production in Europe fell 7% in 2020, according to the latest survey by the United States-based Natio ...

Fuchs Adds JV In Egypt

Fuchs Adds JV In Egypt

Lube Report EMEA - March 16, 2021

German independent lubricants blender Fuchs Petrolub SE announced on March 12 a joint venture in Egypt with longtime par ...