ExxonMobil announced last Tuesday that it has completed its expansion project in Jurong to increase production of grease and synthetic lubricants, including Mobil 1TM, the companys flagship synthetic engine oil. The milestone was recognized at an opening ceremony attended by Singapore Economic Development Board managing director Yeoh Keat Chuan.
ExxonMobil said the expansion of the Jurong lubricant plant further strengthens the companys manufacturing capabilities and its ability to meet the growing demand for grease and synthetic lubricants products in the Asia Pacific region.
These new grease and synthetic lubricants production facilities are strategically located close to key Asia Pacific markets, ensuring the reliable supply of these premium products to our customers, said Teoh Song Ping, Asia Pacific lubricant sales director at ExxonMobil. Our advanced lubricating oils and greases contribute to societys broader sustainability objectives by helping to increase equipment operating efficiency and engine fuel economy, which contribute to reduced energy and resource use, as well as lower emissions.
The grease plant started production in January 2017, and the synthetics plant, which was completed in March, started production in April following a successful commissioning.
The expansion of ExxonMobils Jurong lubricant plant is a good example of companies taking advantage of Singapore as a strategic base to capture growth opportunities in Asia, Yeoh said. The synthetic lubricants and grease plants underscore Singapores emphasis on higher value-added manufacturing activities as we continue growing the chemicals sector in a competitive and sustainable manner.
These new production facilities demonstrate the companys commitment to long-term investments here in Singapore, said ExxonMobil Asia Pacific chairman and managing director Gan Seow Kee. The expansion of our Jurong lubricant plant both strengthens ExxonMobils integrated manufacturing base and helps improve the competitiveness of our business and the industry in Singapore.