Wells Lubricating Oil (Tianjin) Co. announced that it opened a blending plant in Tianjin, China, to support its growing business. The company said it now has capacity to make 150,000 metric tons of lubricants per year.
Based in Tianjin, primarily offers automotive lubricants for motorcycles, passenger cars and heavy-duty trucks.
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According to a press release, the Tianjin plant opened on Oct. 8. The company did not diclose the cost of the project, and officials declined to respond to questions.
The press release said the company has been increasing its sales in China and that it expects demand within the country to continue growing as the population of vehicles keeps expanding.
The press release described the plant as a “4.0 smart factory” designed to maximize the portion of output that is produced to specification.