ExxonMobil expands in SG to produce Mobil 1
ExxonMobil is planning to build a new lubricant plant in its refinery in Jurong Island, Singapore. The plant is set to produce synthetic lubricants, including Mobil 1TM, the company’s flagship synthetic engine oil
When completed in the second half of 2017, the facility will be the only plant in the Asia Pacific producing Mobil 1, and one of six locations where Mobil 1 is produced.
“Mobil 1 is ExxonMobil’s most advanced synthetic engine oil,” said Bennett Hansen, Asia-Pacific lubricant sales director at ExxonMobil. “Adding Singapore to our network of Mobil 1 manufacturing facilities will ensure customers’ needs are met well into the future. The new Singapore facility will employ innovative manufacturing technologies, demonstrating the company’s commitment to bringing premium products and technology to the market.”
The lubricant plant, strategically located next to ExxonMobil’s manufacturing site in Jurong, adds to the company’s increasing lubricants and specialties production capabilities in Singapore. The company, which has operated in Singapore for more than a century, has continued to grow its integrated refining and petrochemicals manufacturing site. The new production facility is in addition to the company’s recently announced grease manufacturing investment.
“ExxonMobil’s new synthetic lubricants plant will create yet another competitive advantage for the company and it will complement the existing lubricant additives industry here,” said Damian Chan, Singapore Economic Development Board’s executive director for energy and chemicals, “This investment reflects the industry’s push toward higher value-added manufacturing operations to meet growing middle-class demand for more sophisticated products in Asia.”