Engen Ghana Educates Key Lubricant Distributors

Engen Ghana Limited, one of the leading players in the petroleum downstream sector recently organized a two-day training session for its key lubricant distributors in Accra.

The training is meant to fit into a Lubes Key Distributor concept being rolled-out under the name The Oil Centre (TOC) which is a tried and tested Engen Petroleum SA channel strategy for distributing and marketing lubricants in Engen’s countries of operation.

Mr. Francois van Schalkwyk, Technical Manager, International Business Division (IBD), Engen Petroleum, South Africa, lead resource person for the training course spoke to Ghanaian Times and said that the company would use the opportunity to train incoming TOC distributors, key staff and front-liners in various Engen Ghana service stations.

Mr. Henry Akwaboah, MD, Engen Ghana, added Ghanaian vehicle owners have lost investments made into vehicles because of the wrong choice and use of lubricants and greases. He said the company’s mission was to act more responsibly by ensuring that the right skill sets are imparted to customers.

He said lubricants from Engen were better priced and backed by years of innovative research by various research partners across the globe.

This training was occurred amidst positive reviews with participating members, notably an Engen station manager who lauded Engen of the timely move, given the frustration motorists are going through in accessing quality lubricants.

Another insight from Mr. Robert Ankrah, Manager, Engen Station, Tema, a participant, spoke true to the further insight given as a result of the training which he believed now equips the vehicle owners in choosing the right lubricants.

Participants were taken through the Standards of Lubes and Lubrication; Basic Automotive Lubricants; Grease Lubrication; Customer Service; Product Equivalency Determination; and Promotion of Proper Lubrication among other pertinent topics.

Engen range of lubricants cover agricultural automobiles, mining, construction and marine industries with Engen Ghana Limited being a subsidiary of Engen Petroleum of South Africa which is majority owned by Petronas Malaysia.