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Pertamina Truck Treads New Ground

Bucking the trend of on-demand, on-location mobile oil change services commonly offered in Indonesia, Pertamina Lubricants said its having success drawing customers to its itinerant service truck that it stations in various high-traffic areas.

JXTG Keeps Mobil Lubes

Japans JXTG Group will convert all of its 2,800 Esso- and Mobil-branded fuel stations in the country to Eneos by 2020, but will continue selling ExxonMobil lubricants at all locations, the companies told Lube Report Asia.

Lubes Vie for Attention at Car Supermarket

On a recent Friday afternoon in the downtown district of Jiangsu provinces capital city, Nanjing, several customers strolled through Chinese retailer Suning Commerce Groups first auto supermarket," without realizing that the new type of store offered numerous options for buying lubricants.

China Bets on Aftermarket amid Glut

Chinas automotive lubricants suppliers have increasingly turned to aftermarket channels such as oil change workshops to gain market share as nationwide overcapacity continues, an industry insider told a conference in Shanghai.

In Indonesia, Theres an App for That

The growing popularity of app-based, on-demand oil change services in Indonesia gives lubricant marketers a new channel of distribution into second- and third-tier cities where consumers may not have easy access to physical workshops.

Doubling Car Parcs Beckon Lube Suppliers

Chinas and Indias car parcs - already two of the worlds largest - will double by 2023, a new study predicts. As lubricants volumes boom, providers must cope with each nations idiosyncrasies to effectively distribute through their aftermarket service channels.

Gazpromneft Enters China with Quick Lubes

Russia's Gazpromneft-Lubricants is entering China with a strategy of using quick lube centers to sell premium lubricants.

Mobil 1 and Merlot: An Oil Change in China

Off a bustling street in downtown Chengdu, car maintenance customers lounge on leather sofas, sipping freshly brewed Jasmine tea or full-bodied Merlot. At this V-Kool quick lube, your oil change is your ticket to relax.

Total Pakistan Offers Mobile Oil Changes

Totals subsidiary in Pakistan recently launched a mobile, on-call oil change service for car owners in Karachi.