ExxonMobil expand operations in South Africa
Company opens dedicated lubricants office and appoints Centlube as its authorized distributor
ExxonMobil have opened a new office and appointed a new authorized distributor, Centlube, to represent its lubrication business in South Africa.
While ExxonMobil has operated in the country for many years, the new Cape Town branch is the first dedicated lubricants office to open in South Africa since 2005. In addition, lubrication specialists Centlube now distributes ExxonMobil’s advanced lubrication solutions country-wide.
To mark their renewed focus on South Africa, ExxonMobil, together with Centlube, hosted a major relaunch event on 19 November in Pretoria. The ‘Mobil Lubricant Experience’ welcomed more than 200 industry professionals to the Gerotek vehicle-testing facility, which was transformed into a lubricant festival to showcase the Mobil brand, its products and solutions.
‘South Africa holds great potential and this event highlights our commitment to long-term development in the market,’ said Lawrence Kearns, sales director for ExxonMobil Europe, Africa & Middle East.
‘With Centlube’s team by our side, we can combine our leading-edge solutions with their market knowledge and experience to help customers optimize performance, reduce costs and enhance the efficiency of their cars, trucks and machines.’
‘Enabling customers to maximize the potential of their vehicles and equipment with advanced lubricants has never been more important,’ said Paul Mansour, chief executive officer of ENX Group, who owns Centlube. ‘Together with ExxonMobil, we look forward to delivering a comprehensive package of lubrication services to customers across South Africa.’
Centlube started out as a small-family run business more than 25 years ago and have grown to become a major player in the blending, distribution and marketing of lubricants in Southern Africa.