Chevron Lubricants Lanka, a subsidiary of Chevron USA, engaged in blending, importing, exporting & distribution of lubricants, greases & other specialties, launched a new state-of-the-art blending plant and warehouse complex Thursday (04) at the LINDEL Industrial Estate in Sapugaskanda.
The new facility launched with an investment of two billion rupees, has a new blending facility built on a 4½ acreage of land with a floor area of 5,000 square meters. The new plant has the capacity to produce 45 MML per annum of finished lubricants in a single shift operation with improved material flow for optimal efficiency and productivity. It's also equipped with an in-house modern laboratory facility and on-site base oil and finished lubricants storage tank farm, the company said in a media release.
The modern warehouse with an efficient racking system has 1.4 million liter storage capacity for raw materials & finished products. "The plant conceptualized and designed by the US experts, is on par with the very latest global technology and safety standards," it said.
"Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC is confident that the new state of the lubricant blending plant based in Sapugaskanda, with the in-house ware house facility and laboratories would better the efficiency in serving the Sri Lankan market as well as the exporting markets; Bangladesh and Maldives to support Sri Lanka's growing economy," the company said in a media release.
"Chevron has generously contributed to national health, road safety, sports and education to empower Sri Lankans through its effective CSR policies. 100% of its Lankan operations are manned by Lankan staff and the Company has also shared its Human Resources with other countries, giving its staff exposure and earning foreign currency" said Kishu Gomez (MD/CEO of Chevron Lubricants Lanka at the launch.