Petrolube (T) Ltd, a licensee of the global lubricants group Fuchs Group, was established in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, more than a decade ago. It started as a small company trading in lubricating oils, greases, and coolants. The growth has been so dynamic, that Petrolube has put up its own blending plant for manufacturing lubricating oils, greases, coolants, and various speciality products. Some of the speciality lubricants are imported from a number of associate plants from around the world such as Germany, U.K, and South Africa to serve every lubricating need.
The Fuchs plant is located in Chang’ombe industrial area of Dar-es-salaam, which is approximately 5km from Dar-es-Saalam port. It is a state-of-art-blending plant, built to Fuchs Petrolube AG specifications, utilizing a computerized “Automated Batch Blending” (ABB) system based on sophisticated “Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition” (SCADA). This is to ensure continuous control and monitoring of the manufacturing process in real time. Also, to support quality assurance for manufacturing facility and provide after-sales support to customers, it has a fully equiped testing laboratory. All the equipment conforms to the highest industrial standards and exceeds or meets the API 650 standards. The facility has a in-site raw material storage capacity of 2200 metric tons, and can process upto 22000 metric tons of oil lubircants and 2000 tons of greases annually.
Thus, we are prepared to cater to the vastly growing demand for high performance lubricants in Eastern and Central Africa.
“Our vision is to be a total solution provider in the lube sector, and to deliver this we combine high quality service by a dedicated team that provides quality technical consulting for specific market segments whereby enhancing the profitability of our customer”