ExxonMobil to Build Lubricant Manufacturing Plant in India
ExxonMobil said today it is investing nearly INR 900 crore (USD $110 million) to build a lubricantmanufacturing plant at the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation’s Is am be Industrial Area in Raigad. The company signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Maharashtra in the presence of Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and senior officials from the state.
Once operational, the plant will have the capacity to potentiallymanufacture 159,000 kilolitersof finished lubricants annually to meet growing domestic demand from industrial sectors such as manufacturing, steel, power, mining, and construction,as well as from passenger and commercial vehicle segments. It is expected to begin operations by the end of 2025.
“We are proud to deepen our longstanding commitment to India with our first greenfield investment. Maharashtra is amongst India’s largest manufacturing hubsand a natural choice for our lubricant plant thanks toitsattractive investment environment,” said Monte Dobson, lead country manager for ExxonMobil affiliates in India.
In a significant boost to the “Make in India” initiative, the plant will source a largerpart of the base stocks, additives, and all packaging locally. It is expected to create nearly 1,200 jobs during the construction phase.
“This is a step change towards bolstering our position as one of India’s leading providers of high-performance lubricants. Manufacturing locally will simplify our supply chain, enablingus to serve the needs of our Indian customers and consumers more readily. We are excited about our growing role in supporting the India growth story,” said Vipin Rana, CEO, ExxonMobil Lubricants Pvt. Ltd.
A global leader in lubrication technology, ExxonMobil’s extensive range of Mobil-branded engine oils, greases and lubricants has been advancing energy efficiency, productivity, and sustainability for India’s automotive and industrial sectors for decades. The company is also a major supplier of liquefied natural gas to India and its chemical products are widely used in Indian manufacturing.
About ExxonMobil in India
ExxonMobil has been powering India’s growth for three decades. The Company brought the first supplies of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to India in the early 2000s and is now a major LNG supplier to the country, helping to advance its transition to a gas-based economy.
ExxonMobil’s cutting-edge product solutions such as Mobil lubricants are driving productivity and energy efficiency in India’s automotive and industrial sectors, helping individual consumers and businesses achieve more with less. The Company’s chemical products are enabling Indian manufacturers to make high-quality products and deliver sustainability benefits across sectors including food processing, consumer durables, agriculture, water treatment, pharmaceuticals, and construction.
ExxonMobil’s business and technology centers in Bengaluru provide critical support to the Company’s global operations. The technology centers help develop strategies to reduce global emissions and collaborate with homegrown manufacturers to enhance the global competitiveness of made-in-India products.