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Strong Q1 for Parkland’s Lube Sales

Canada-based distributor Parkland Fuel Corp. posted a 26 percent increase in consolidated revenue for its lubricant segment for the quarter ending March 31, boosted by higher sales for its United States segment.

Lube-Tech Opens Distribution Center

Lube-Tech opened a new distribution center this week in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with capacity to store up to 350,000 gallons of lubricants and other fluids, the company announced on Monday.

Parkland’s Lubes Sales Rise

Canada-based distributor Parkland Fuel Corp. posted a 122 percent jump in consolidated revenue for its lubricant segment for full year 2019, thanks to acquisitions that helped it break into overseas markets.

GF-6, 303 Fluids Headlined 2019

From the long-awaited adoption of ILSAC GF-6 to a crackdown on 303 hydraulic fluids to mergers and acquisitions, 2019 was a busy year in the Americas for events affecting the framework of the lubes industry.

Acquisitions Boost Parklands Lubes Sales

Canada-based distributor Parkland Fuel Corp. reported 95 million Canadian dollars (U.S. $71.4 million) in revenue for its lubricants segment for the three months ending Sept. 30 - boosted by revenue from distributor acquisitions last year and this year - up 102 percent from CA$47 million in 2018s third quarter.

Shell, CISA Form JV for Mexicos Lube Market

Shell Lubricants and Comercial Importadora, S. de R.L. de C.V. - known as CISA - recently announced a new joint venture partnership in Mexico that includes investments in existing facilities, increased lubricant production capacity, new marketing capabilities and local workforce training and development.

Sol Shutters Jamaica Distributorship

Sol Petroleum Jamaica Ltd., a subsidiary of a Shell lubricants macro distributor, will shut down its lubricants business effective June 30 after its parent company decided to discontinue operations in the Caribbean island country.

Record Floods Force Distributors to Plan B

Flooding along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers has forced Midwest lubricant companies to fall back on contingency plans for shipping as railways become submerged, industry insiders said this week.

Shell Opens Distribution Center

Shell Lubricants opened a 455,000 square-foot regional distribution center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with the help of third-party logistics provider Kenco Logistics, the companies announced Friday. The facility is the largest of Shells 11 distribution centers in the United States and will distribute products from its blending plant in West Virginia.

U.S. Distributors Trend Towards Consolidation

Pugh Lubricants, Apollo Oil, Veterans Oil and Halco Lubricants, which identify themselves as a single lubricant and fuel distributor, announced two acquisitions this month. Apparently the trend of consolidation in the distributor segment is alive and well.
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