The Hinduja Group, owner of several lubricant businesses, is embroiled in a dispute between the four aging brothers who control the parent company. The eldest has asked a London court to nullify a 2014 agreement that the siblings control the company’s assets collectively, clearing the way for different parts to be separated.
Hinduja Group is headquartered in London, though much of its operations are based in India, and its heritage has been largely in India and Iran. Among its assets are Gulf Oil Lubricant India Ltd., one of the largest private lube suppliers in India; and Gulf Lubricants International, an expanding supplier operating in dozens of countries. Hinduja is also the largest shareholder in Quaker Houghton. Conshohocken, Pennsylvania-based Quaker Chemical completed a merger with Houghton in August last year.