MAK Lubricants ventures into the Ugandan market

MAK Lubricants, the lubricant brand of the Indian Oil Marketing Company Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) has entered the Ugandan market. The lubricants will be distributed by an exclusive distributor Emerald Telecom Uganda Limited.

The lubricants available will cater for the automotive segment, that is motorcycles, scooters, light and heavy commercial vehicles. The range has engine oils, gear oils and greases.

Uganda is the first African country that MAK Lubricants has ventured into, and with Emerald Telecom Uganda Limited, MAK Lubricants intends to penetrate Kenyan and Tanzanian markets.

During the launch, BPCL Executive Director Santosh Kumar said, “MAK Lubricants are affordable and they offer good fuel efficiency and extended life for vehicles. Our lubricants have been formulated as a result of in-depth research to ensure they are of high quality. We are keen on quality standards and our lubricants meet the highest market quality standards. I urge the Ugandan market to adopt MAK products for exceptional performance.”

BPCL was established in 1976 in India and it is the second largest Indian Oil Marketing Company. It is engaged in refining of crude oil and marketing of petroleum products, with a significant presence in the upstream and downstream sectors of the oil and gas industry. Its distribution network comprises of over 20,000 Energy Stations, 6,200 LPG distributorships, 733 Lubes distributorships, 54 LPG Bottling Plants, 60 Aviation Service Stations, 4 Lube blending plants and 4 cross-country pipelines. In 2003, MAK Lubricants became the official lubricant brand for BPCL. MAK products cater for the automotive and the industrial sector.