Strategic Singapore lubricants plant for Shell

08 Nov 2017
Shell's new plant will be a production hub for products that will be shipped to more than 40 countries

Shell's new plant will be a production hub for products that will be shipped to more than 40 countries

Shell has opened a strategic lubricants and grease production facility in Singapore to support its strategy for growth in the Asian Pacific region.

The facility at Tuca is ten hectares, equivalent to almost 25 football pitches, is Shell’s third largest lubricants plant in the world and is capable of producing up to 430 million litres every year - enough to change the engine oil of over 12,000 cars, every hour, every day.

"This state-of-the-art, highly automated facility in Singapore was built to support our business ambitions here in the APAC region,” said Huibert Vigeveno, Shell Global Commercial, Executive Vice President (including Shell Lubricants)

“It serves as a strategic production hub, and will be the centrepiece of our lubricants supply chain network to reliably supply our world-class lubricants to millions of customers in the region.”

Production hub

The new plant will be a production hub for products that will be shipped to more than 40 countries, mainly in the Asia-Pacific region. It will produce lubricants carrying Shell’s globally renowned brands, such as Shell Helix, Shell Rimula, Shell Tellus, Shell Alexia and Shell Gadus.

It will provide Shell with a 50% increase in capacity and six-fold improvement in productivity over its previous plant.

The Singapore Economic Development Board called the new plant “another great showcase of an Advanced Manufacturing facility” that will provide Singaporeans with good jobs.

Asia represents over 40% of the world’s lubricants demand, and is home to half of the world’s largest lubricants markets.