Gandhar Oil sets up a JV in Dubai

Gandhar Oil sets up a JV in Dubai

Indian Specialty oils and lubricants leader Gandhar Oil Refinery India Ltd (Gandhar Oil) is cementing its position in the global market by setting a state-of-art integrated plant, named Texol Lubritech FZC, in Hamriyah Free Zone, in Dubai.
The new plant, spread over 20,000 sq m, will produce a complete range of white oils, LLP, HLP, transformer oils, rubber processing oils, industrial and automotive lubricants to cater to the growing demand of automobile, cosmetic, pharma, rubber, transformer and other varied types of industries from Middle East, Africa, India and GCC countries.
The products manufactured at the Dubai plant will be marketed, under the brand name of TEXOL, through an exclusive agency in each country. For Gandhar Oil, Dubai was an obvious choice for the overseas greenfield expansion as the country is knowns for the petrochemical industry and logistic facilities.
The plant will bring down cost for Gandhar Oil and its customers as the company will procure most of the raw materials locally so that the final product costs will also be low for the company’s clients in and around the region.
The plant, in the initial stage, will have capacity of 50,000 MT/ annum in a single shift and has provision to double the capacity in the second stage expansion. Construction work is well on track and expected to commence operations by the end of this year.
The plant is being automated by Alllen Bradley Rockwell of USA, Arya Engineers & Consultants of India for process consultants and Capital Engineering Consultancy of UAE is the engineering consultant. Gandhar oil is also establishing a 4,000 sg ft lab and research and development centre at the plant.
Started around 25 years ago, Gandhar Oil has made its solid identity in the specialty oils and lubricant market in India. In the rubber industry segment, Gandhar Oil has already giants such as MRF, and Ceat on their client lists. The company currently has two state of the art manufacturing plants Taloja, Mumbai and Silvasa in India. These two plants have combined production capacity of 232,000 kl per year and in house storage capacity of base oil of around 24,650 kl. Both plants have state-of-art lab and research centres, equipped with latest machines. The Silvasa plant’s lab has around 15 people, while in the Taloja plant’s, around 10 people work. Autmation is another highlight of the operational plants in India. From uploaded the base oil in storage tanks and packing , most of manufacturing process is automated. Gandhar Oil has also been aggressive on export markets in recent times. Today it exports its oils and lubricants to over 100 countries, including Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. With the new plant in Dubai, the company is poised to strengthen its identity in the global market.
Gandhar Oil manufactures a wide range of standard as well as customised rubber process oils to cater to manufacturers of NR, SBR, PBR, Butyl and EPDM based rubber products. The company manufacture aromatic oil ( for tyre, tread rubber, conveyor belts and automotive components & floor mats ), paraffinic oils paraffinic oils ( for butyl tubes, EPDM based rubber products, such as profiles, hose pipe & automotive Components) and naphthenic oils ( foot wear, LPG tubes, hot water bags, moulded & extruded products. It may be used as a banbury lubricants in rubber industries).
Gandhar oil also proposes production capacity expansion by 76,000 kl for specialty oils and lubricants products at both Indian facilities by through brownfield projects. The company’s current revenue is Rs2500 crore and expects a 20% growth in FY19.

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