GP Global to Blend and Market Cepsa Branded Marine Lubricants in India

Cepsa and Global Energy Private Limited, part of UAE-based global conglomerate GP Global, has announced an exclusive partnership to manufacture and market Cepsa branded marine and power generation lubricants in India.  This is according to a report issued to media by Cepsa.

As per the partnership agreement, GP Global will manufacture, package and even import certain Cepsa branded lubricant products in India. Mr. M. Prabakaran, Global Head of Terminals & Country Head, GP Global Group, India, termed Cepsa as a well reputed international brand and will be a good fit for their portfolio. He continued to state that the partnership is their contribution to the government’s “made in India” vision.

“This partnership will strengthen Cepsa’s international brand and the expansion of our lubricant business. This will be the first time our lubricants will be produced outside our plants in Spain, as the facility in Mumbai has been the first approved by us after a rigorous and successful audit process. GP Global complies with our highest standards requirements, occupies a strong position in the Indian maritime industry and has in-depth know-how of the lubricant and bunkering businesses,” stated Mr. Álvaro Díaz Bild, Cepsa’s Vice President of Marketing.

Cepsa’s Director of Lubricants, Base Oils and Paraffin Waxes, Mr. Carlos Giner stated that their marine and power generation lubricants as well as broad lubricants portfolio, are currently exported from Spain to different countries.

“The partnership with GP Global will provide the necessary framework to enter into the Indian market as the company has great experience in the marine market, especially in bunkering,” he reiterated.

The company stated this partnership will also strengthen the in-house R&D facilities at GP Global and develop technologically advanced products in India. The product range includes: two stroke and four stroke Engine Oils, Hydraulic Oils, Gear Oils, Greases and other Specialty Lubricants required by this industry. Cepsa marine range of products include: Cepsa Larus, Gavia, Ciconia and Petrel Lubricants among others.

GP Global Energy will be manufacturing the marine and power generation lubricants through a contract with its group company GP Petroleum Limited at their plant in Vasai, Mumbai which is already engaged in blending automotive and industrial lubricants. The plant has state of the art R&D and QC facility for product development and consistency. It is certified with ISO 9001, ISO 14000 and OHSAS 18001.

Cepsa has a diversified portfolio of lubricants, base oils and paraffin waxes which it has marketed in over 80 countries since 1950 with a specialized sales team.

Currently, it is one of the leading companies in manufacturing and marketing of finished lubricants and base oils in Spain and exports products to Europe and other expanding markets such as Latin America, Middle East, North Africa and Asia. It has two specialized lubricants plants in Spain, San Roque (Cádiz) and Paterna (Valencia) which also produce hi-tech coolants.