Durban, South Africa. The Oil Additives business line of Evonik has restructured its distribution setup for its products in South Africa, announcing Umongo Petroleum (PTY) Ltd as its new distribution partner.
The lubricant additives business develops formulation solutions and base oil technologies that improve fuel economy and flow efficiency of automotive lubricants for passenger cars and commercial vehicles and increase energy efficiency and productivity of industrial lubricants for construction, mining, agricultural, and manufacturing equipment.
“We are looking forward to the partnership with Umongo Petroleum. I am certain that the company’s customer centric approach and prominence will contribute to the success of the Oil Additives business line distribution in the Republic of South Africa” said Dr. Can Turhan, Head of Global Channel Management, Evonik Oil Additives.
Umongo Petroleum will officially start distribution of Evonik Oil Additives in January 2022. The portfolio contains VISCOPLEX® and VISCOBASE® viscosity index improver, pour point depressants and synthetic base oils.
Evonik is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. The company is active in more than 100 countries around the world and generated sales of €12.2 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of €1.91 billion in 2020. Evonik goes far beyond chemistry to create innovative, profitable and sustainable solutions for customers. About 33,000 employees work together for a common purpose: We want to improve life today and tomorrow.
About Specialty Additives
The Specialty Additives division combines the businesses of versatile additives and high-performance crosslinkers. They make end products more valuable, more durable, save more energy and simply better. As formulation experts in fast growing markets such as coatings, mobility, infrastructure and consumer goods, Specialty Additives combines a small amount with a big effect. With its 3,700 employees the division generated sales of €3.23 billion in 2020.
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