Petrol Ofisi announced that it has started the production of Texaco® mineral oil products within the scope of the agreement signed between Chevron Brands International (Chevron). The Texaco product range, which will be produced at Petrol Ofisi's mineral oil factory in Derince, consists of synthetic passenger car engine oils, heavy vehicle engine oils, gas engine oils, hydraulic and gear oils.
Petrol Ofisi CEO Selim Şiper emphasized that the first Texaco production marks the beginning and development of a long-term cooperation. Pat McCloud, Chevron Europe General Manager and Global Marine Lubricants General Manager, underlined the importance of the Turkish market for Chevron and the expansion of this partnership will further strengthen the cooperation between the two organizations, which dates back to 70 years ago.
The agreement between Petrol Ofisi and Chevron covering the production, sales and marketing activities of Texaco branded lubricants in Turkey was signed in September 2020. Within the scope of the contract, the sales and marketing of Chevron's Texaco branded lubricants will be carried out by Petrol Ofisi, the owner of Turkey's largest lubricant distribution and sales network, which stands out with its ambitious growth plans in the market. With the agreement, Texaco's world-famous Havoline® and Delo® branded products will also be produced and sold in Turkey.
Within the scope of the cooperation, the production of Texaco branded synthetic passenger car engine oils, heavy vehicle engine oils, hydraulic, gear and gas engine oils started. The product range will expand to include all Texaco products, with some special series to be produced for the first time in Turkey.
“The agreement symbolizes the beginning of development and contribution”
Petrol Ofisi CEO Selim Şiper, emphasizing that its deep-rooted history and its power in the Turkish fuel and lubricants markets distinguishes Petrol Ofisi as the sector leader, said: Despite the pandemic conditions in 2020, figures showing our success well above expectations were recorded in every field we operate and in every business line. In these difficult times, we continued to innovate and create value. The most important example was in the field of mineral oils. We completed all our meetings with Chevron in less than a year during the Covid-19 period, and as of September 2020, we undertook all activities including the production of Texaco products, which is Chevron's main brand in lubricants, in Turkey. Now, we are proud to complete the preparations and start the production of the first Texaco branded products within the scope of this cooperation. The agreement, which is the sign and first step of this beautiful cooperation, now symbolizes the beginning of development and contribution to be made. I wish this first production to be beneficial for Petrol Ofisi, Chevron and our country.”
“We are confident that we will achieve our goals with a strong business partner like Petrol Ofisi”
“Turkey is an important market for Chevron and we are proud of our collaboration with Petrol Ofisi,” said Pat McCloud, Chevron Europe General Manager and Global Marine Lubricants General Manager. Drawing attention to the relations of the two global brands dating back to 70 years ago, McCloud said, “We are honored and excited to open a new page in our strategic relationship with Petrol Ofisi. With the cooperation of Chevron and Petrol Ofisi, we are determined to expand the Texaco brand in the Turkish lubricants market, both in the consumer and commercial and industrial terms. Our vision is to gain an effective market share in Turkey. As Chevron, we are confident that we will achieve our common goals based on trust, honesty and performance with a strong business partner like Petrol Ofisi.”
“The long-established and successful cooperation dating back to 70 years has been moved to the next level”
Sezgin Gürsu, Director of Petrol Ofisi Lubricants, stated that they are the largest lubricant brand in Turkey with their market share as well as with a product variety of more than 400, the largest distribution, sales network, production and storage capacity, and said, “Chevron is also one of the world brands in its field. . These two powerful brands have a long-established and successful relationship spanning 70 years. In this long-standing cooperation, many successful projects have been implemented recently, as has been the case with marine oils. Today, we have taken this cooperation to the next level. With this comprehensive, long-term agreement and starting production, we have further strengthened our deep-rooted cooperation as we enter a new era with Chevron, and we continue our strong growth journey in a stable and confident manner.”