Shell has announced its plan to build a new state-of-the-art lubricants blending plant in Beijing, China. The plant, which brings Shell’s total in China’s mainland to seven, will supply a range of consumer, transport, industrial and marine lubricants to northern China. It will have a capacity of 300 million liters per year initially, with the potential to expand to 500 million liters. The official ground-breaking took place Aug. 16 at the new site in Nangang, Tianjin. 

“We are delighted to confirm this significant new investment in our supply chain in China, which is the fastest growing lubricants market globally,” said Mark Gainsborough, executive vice president for Shell Global Commercial. “Success in the lubricants business is about being close to the customer and offering the right products and services in the right places. Shell’s new investments in the supply chain, innovation and brand are what this is all about.”

The new Tianjin blending plant will use state-of-the-art production techniques and apply lean concepts to produce a wide range of quality lubricants. It will be designed to meet high environmental standards including measures to reduce waste and carefully control waste disposal to ensure no harm to the environment. The new plant will adopt similar technology and levels of automation as the existing and recently expanded plant in Tianjin. The two plants will complement each other to provide a full range of lubricants to customers in north China.

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