Bureau Veritas Kenya to operate and manage Yana Oil Limited lubes laboratory 

Yana Oil Limited has entered into an agreement with Bureau Veritas, a major player in the Testing, Inspection, and Certification (TIC) industry, to take over the operation and management of Yana Oil Limited’s lubricating oil laboratory in Nairobi, effective March 1, 2024. 

Yana Oil manufactures lubricants for automotive and industrial purposes and offers toll-blending services to some of the major oil players in the market. The company operates a Lube Oil Blending Plant (LOBP) in Nairobi with a total capacity of 20 million litres per year.? 

Betrand Martin, Senior Vice President of Bureau Veritas Africa, said: “With a rich history of expertise in testing, inspection, and certification, Bureau Veritas is delighted of this partnership which marks a significant step forward for Bureau Veritas supporting the Oil & Petrochemical clients in East Africa. Bureau Veritas is committed to leveraging our technology, knowledge, capabilities, and experience to provide clients with exceptional regulatory support and quality assurance. “This collaboration not only strengthens Bureau Veritas’s presence in the region but also underscores its dedication to supporting clients in addressing safety, quality, and sustainability challenges in the oil and petrochemical industry.” 

“By taking over the operation of the Yana Oil Lubricants Laboratory, Bureau Veritas aims to elevate industry standards and ensure that all related products meet rigorous quality requirements.?This partnership and the opportunity to offer our technical capabilities will ensure we provide precise results to major industry players,” added?Cyprian Kabbis, District Chief Executive, Bureau Veritas East Africa. 

We are excited to partner with Bureau Veritas and benefit from their vast experience and capabilities,” commented?Kamran Kangari, CEO of Yana Oil Limited. “Their involvement will undoubtedly enhance our operations and help us deliver even greater value to our customers.” 

Bureau Veritas is a key player in laboratory testing, inspection, and certification services. Created in 1828, the Group has about 84,000 employees located in 1,600 offices and laboratories worldwide. In Africa, Bureau Veritas is present in over 30 countries. Bureau Veritas helps its clients improve their performance by offering services and solutions to ensure that their assets, products, infrastructure, and processes meet standards and regulations regarding quality, health and safety, environmental protection, and social responsibility.