As part of its continued growth strategy, Shell recently opened its latest lubricant blending plant in Indonesia. The facility, which is located north of Jakarta and sits on 246,000 square feet of land, strengthens Shell’s global supply chain and brings world-class lubricant production capability to Indonesia.
The plant features automated lubricant blending, filling and packaging technology, and is equipped with a quality-control system that tests lubricants at all stages of production to ensure products meet specifications. As part of the focus on quality products, the facility will also have a dedicated lubricant-testing laboratory.
Capable of manufacturing 120,000 tons of finished lubricants a year, the new plant will produce Shell’s leading lubricant brands, including Shell Helix (passenger car motor oil), Shell Advance (motorcycle oil), Shell Rimula (heavy-duty engine oil), Shell Spirax (transmission oil) and other industrial lubricants.
These products will support Indonesia’s growing demand for vehicle motor oils and other lubricants for applications in sectors such as mining, power generation, transportation and the growing infrastructure building sector in the country.
Previously, Shell has imported lubricants to Indonesia. With the new lubricant plant, the company will be able to manufacture and supply a full range of locally produced, high-quality motor oils, transmission oils and industrial lubricants to the Indonesian market.