Petronas enters Indonesia's lubricants market
Petroliam Nasional (Petronas) has entered Indonesia's lucrative automotive lubricants market with the launch of its
range of premium grade automotive engine oils in that country.
Petronas is already an active player in the upstream sector of Indonesia's oil and gas industry. On Oct 20, Petronas said it would initially market its range of Syntium and Sprinta lubricants in Indonesia via wholly owned subsidiary PT Petronas Niaga Indonesia.
PT Petronas Niaga and the range of lubricants were launched in Indonesia. Petronas said PT Petronas Niaga had
appointed a network of local key distributors, who will supply the products via workshops, automotive service centres
and similar establishments.
Petronas' lubricants are already available in China and Hong Kong, the Philippines, Thailand, Myanmar, Sudan, Malta and South Africa.
Petronas said all products in the Syntium range had been developed using race-proven Formula One technology through
its involvement in and close collaboration with the Sauber Petronas team.
It said the Sprinta lubricants had been developed with the technology and experience gathered from various Petronas' motor sports programmes, which are the test beds for these products.