The Lubrizol Corporation recently announced that it has invested $20 million in its blending plant operations in Le Havre, France. The investment is aimed at helping Lubrizol stay ahead of market needs as demand for high-tier engine oil formulations are projected to increase requirements and complexity into the future.
"Ensuring supply reliability for our customers as the engine oil market increases in complexity and requirements continue to grow over the next few years is one of our top priorities," said Frédéric Henry, Lubrizol’s manufacturing director. "By expanding our capabilities and capacity in Le Havre, we'll be able to offer our customers five additional products, enhanced formulation and testing, and a point of differentiation in the competitive marketplace."
The plant expansion will include the addition of component tanks, finished product tanks and automated manifolds, among other upgrades that will enhance safety and efficiency. The expansion will also provide greater flexibility of supply and better service to customers, allowing the company to manage new, higher-complexity formulations.
With headquarters in Wickliffe, Ohio, Lubrizol owns and operates manufacturing facilities in 17 countries as well as sales and technical offices around the world. For more information, visit www.Lubrizol.com.