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Caltex launches its local manufacturing of lubricants

They will be sold in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Democratic Republic of the Congo

In Summary
  • This is after the signing of a long-term license agreement with Chevron Brands International LLC.
  • The flagship Caltex lubricants that will be blended locally are Havoline® and Delo® engine oils.
Steve Hoffman (left), Chevron Brands International Officer and Eugene Mayne (right), Tristar Group CEO signing the BBDA agreement
Steve Hoffman (left), Chevron Brands International Officer and Eugene Mayne (right), Tristar Group CEO signing the BBDA agreement
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AFAL Manufacturing Limited (AML) of the Tristar Group is set to commence the local blending of Caltex lubricants in East Africa.

This is after the signing of a long-term license agreement with Chevron Brands International LLC (Chevron) encompassing production, distribution, and marketing of Caltex™ lubricants in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

“We are confident that through local manufacturing we will add value to enable us to take the Caltex lubricants brand to a strong market position by supplying high quality lubricants backed by competitive prices and service,” said Tristar Group CEO Eugene Mayne.

According to sector statistics, the market for lubricants in the region is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 3 per cent in the next four years.

The flagship Caltex lubricants that will be blended locally are Havoline® and Delo® engine oils.

Havoline motor oils with Deposit Shield technology feature an advanced formulation that protects your engine from harmful deposits protects engine performance and maximizes fuel economy to protect the environment.

Caltex Delo advanced products are designed to deliver high-level engine and transmission protection with optimized fuel economy, for improved running costs, less downtime, and helps to save money.

“As part of this new relationship with AML, Chevron is excited to grow the Caltex brand across Eastern Africa and will continue to explore future growth opportunities in new and existing markets.”said Douglas Rankine, GM Middle East & Africa - Fuels & Lubricants.