South Africa

Sapref to Pause Operations in March
A view of the Sapref refinery in Durban, South Africa. © lcswart

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 ...

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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, ...

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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South African Market Begins Rebound

Lube Report EMEA - November 10, 2020

Like many around the world, South Africa’s base oil and lubricants markets were buffeted by an economic lockdown impos ...

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Fuchs Invests in South Africa

Lube Report EMEA - September 8, 2020

Fuchs Lubricants announced that it is investing 250 million South African rand (U.S. $14.9 million) as part of a project ...

Critiquing South Africa’s Taxes on EV Imports

Critiquing South Africa’s Taxes on EV Imports

Electric Vehicles InSite - May 28, 2019

South Africa is dragging its heels on the path to vehicle electrification. Expanding the fleet and infrastructure is ess ...

South Africa Drives Food-grade Lube Market

South Africa Drives Food-grade Lube Market

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - July 15, 2018

The country is one of the biggest economies on the continent, with a highly developed and growing food processing indust ...

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Fuchs Plans South Africa Grease Hub

Lube Report - August 10, 2016

Fuchs Petrolub plans to build a new grease plant in Johannesburg, South Africa, that will serve as the companys hub for ...

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Fuchs Grease Plants Progress

Lube Report - August 21, 2013

Fuchs new factory in Chicago will produce 29 different specialty greases, and its new plant near Johannesburg, South Afr ...