Volume 3 Issue 1

Lube Services Gain Traction in Africa Mines

Several trends in Africas mining industry - including a skills shortage, environmental issues and contracting practices - are causing mining companies to procure lubrication services such as taking of lube samples for monitoring, a Shell official told a recent conference.

Kluber Acquires Wire Drawing Lube Maker

Kluber Lubrication announced last week it acquired wire drawing lubricant producer Traxit International GmbH and its subsidiaries.

Wooing Male Drivers in Russia

Eighty-four percent of motorists in Russia are men, while just 16 percent are women, and men usually handle engine oil changes, whether by doing it themselves or taking their vehicle to a service provider, according to the local subsidiary of French energy giant Total.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Briefly Noted

KPI Bridge Oil, a marine lubricants trader, appointed Patrick Hoe managing director for its Denmark operations.