"This plant is testament to our confidence in the strength of the lubricants market in the country. Indonesia is the largest lubricants market in Southeast Asia and is one of the growth engines for the industry in the region, alongside China and India.

This plant brings our world-class lubricant production capability to Indonesia, strengthening our global supply chain. It enables us to meet the lubricant needs of our Indonesian customers, with our high quality and premium lubricants, made at this new facility.

Indonesia’s economy has grown rapidly in recent years and lubricants are an essential enabler for this country’s growth ambitions in almost every sector,” said Mark Gainsborough, Executive Vice President of Shell Lubricants. 

The plant will produce Shell’s leading lubricants brands like Shell Helix (passenger car motor oil), Shell Advance (motorcycle oil), Shell Rimula (heavy duty engine oil), Shell Spirax (transmission oil), as well as other industrial lubricants. These products will support Indonesia’s growing demand for vehicle motor oils and other lubricants for applications in sectors like mining, power generation, transportation and the growing infrastructure building sector in the country.

In 2015, Shell was recognised for the third year in a row as the top international lubricants brand by the Indonesia WOW Brand Award, especially for Shell Helix, Shell Advance and Shell Spirax. In 2014, independent research confirmed that Shell was the most preferred international brand of passenger car motor oil in Indonesia. The same survey shows that in Asia, Shell also ranked first or second in China, Malaysia and Thailand.

The plant has world-class, automated lubricant blending, filling and packaging technology. It is equipped with a stringent quality control system that tests lubricants at all stages of production to ensure products meet the high quality specifications associated with Shell’s brands. As part of the focus on quality products, the plant will also have a dedicated world-class lubricant-testing laboratory.

Enquiries:

Shell Global Media Relations: +44 207 934 5550

Shell Lubricants Global: Mary B. Walsh, +32 478402938, mary.walsh@shell.com

Notes to Editors:

  • Shell owns 100% and operates this plant, thus ensuring full control over product quality. 
  • This new Indonesia blending plant is designed to meet high environmental standards including measures to reduce waste and carefully control waste disposal to ensure no harm to the environment. All processes at the plant are fully automated and controlled at all stages by operators based at the control room. A plant management system will be installed and control all stages of production. Shell Lubricants is active both in the consumer and industrial markets in Indonesia. Aside from direct sales, Shell is also supported by over 30 authorised distributors throughout Indonesia. 
  • To date, Shell has imported lubricants to Indonesia. With this new lubricant plant, Shell is able to manufacture and supply a full range of locally produced, high-quality motor oils, transmission oils and industrial lubricants to the Indonesian market.
  • Shell operates close to 50 lubricant blending plants in 32 countries, 18 of which are in located in Asia, specifically, in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Singapore, South Korea and Vietnam.
  • Three out of Shell’s eight base oil plants are located in Asia, as well as ten of Shell’s grease manufacturing plants globally.

About Shell Indonesia

The history of Royal Dutch Shell in Indonesia has started over 120 years ago, following its first oil discovery in Pangkalan Brandan, North Sumatra.

Shell today has a strong downstream presence in Indonesia. It was the first international petroleum retail brand in the country and is now a leading international oil company (IOC) with 78 operating sites in Greater Jakarta and Bandung. In 2006, Shell started its commercial fuels, marines and bitumen businesses in Indonesia, providing oil products and related technical support to the industrial, transport and mining sectors. Shell is also recognised as a leading international company with the largest lubricant market share in Indonesia, after Pertamina, serving motorists and industrial customers.

Shell brings in significant investment to build fuels supply chain infrastructure in Indonesia, in cooperation with its local partners. We run the lubes warehouse facility in Bekasi, Surabaya and Balikpapan, and the bitumen storage facility in Merak.

In Upstream, Shell has been appointed as the Operator of the Pulau Moa Selatan PSC. This important milestone marks Shell’s return to Upstream business in its birthplace, and builds on our 2011 re-entry to Indonesian Upstream through our participation in the Inpex-operated Abadi FLNG project.

About Shell Lubricants

The term “Shell Lubricants” collectively refers to Shell Group companies engaged in the lubricants business. Shell sells a wide variety of lubricants to meet customer needs across a range of applications. These include consumer motoring, heavy-duty transport, mining, power generation and general engineering.

Shell’s portfolio of lubricant brands includes Pennzoil, Quaker State, Shell Helix, Shell Rotella, Shell Tellus and Shell Rimula. We are active across the full lubricant supply chain. We manufacture base oils in eight plants, blend base oils with additives to make lubricants in over 50 plants, distribute, market and sell lubricants in over 100 countries. We also provide technical and business support to customers. We offer lubricant-related services in addition to our product range.

These include: Shell LubeMatch –the market leading product on-line recommendation tool, Shell LubeAdvisor - helps customers to select the right lubricant through highly trained Shell technical staff as well as online tools, and Shell LubeAnalyst - an early warning system that enables customers to monitor the condition of their equipment and lubricant, helping to save money on maintenance and avoid potential lost business through equipment failure.

Shell’s world-class technology works to deliver value to our customers. Innovation, product application and technical collaboration are at the heart of Shell lubricants. We have leading lubricants research centres in China, Germany, Japan (in a joint venture with Showa Shell), and the USA.

We invest significantly in technology and work closely with our customers to develop innovative lubricants. We have a patent portfolio with 150 + patent series for lubricants, base oils and greases; more than 200 scientists and lubricants engineers dedicated to lubricants research and development. Customer benefits include lower maintenance costs, longer equipment life and reduced energy consumption.

One of the ways we push the boundaries of lubricant technology is by working closely with top motor racing teams such as Scuderia Ferrari and BMW Motorsport. These technical partnerships enable us to expand our knowledge of lubrication science and transfer cutting-edge technology from the racetrack to our commercial products.

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