Russian Lube Makers Branch Out


Russian lube maker LLK International landed a supply deal in the countrys Far East region, while Gazpromneft-Lubricants opened its first fast lube change store in Belarus.

LLK started shipments of its finished products to Primavtodor, one of the largest road construction companies in Primorsky krai (Primorye) of Russias Far East. The lube major pledged to ship 400 tons of lubricants by the end of 2015. The shipment includes Lukoils Avangard and Geyser-branded engine, transmission, hydraulic and transformer oils for road construction machinery.

LLK is a lube arm of Russian oil major Lukoil.

Primavtodor is among the largest road construction companies in Primorye. It services almost 7,000 kilometers of roads and operates with almost 1,500 units of machinery. It also has 28 subsidiaries in the region and is fully owned by the government of the Primorsky krai.

Meanwhile, in Belarus Eastern Europe, Gazpromneft-Lubricants opened a G-Energy branded car service station that is part of its nascent fast lube chain.

The station is located in the city of Brest near the border with Poland, and it is equipped with two oil change bays. It offers our key products such as G-Energy branded synthetic and semi-synthetic oils, service oils, as well as technical fluids, the company said in a recent news release. The products offered are for foreign-made cars and cars made in Russia that are under warranty and in post-warranty.

Gazpromneft-Lubricants already opened three such fast lube stations in Italy and one in Georgia. By the end of 2015 it plans to open a few more in Belarus and dozens more in Russia. The company will provide its partners technical support for equipment purchase, personnel training, marketing and external design of the stations. We intend to actively develop this project because we see it has great importance for the international car aftermarkets, said Alexander Trukhan, companys general director.

Gazpromneft-Lubricants is Russian oil major Gazprom Nefts lube arm.

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