Trinity Lubes and Grease FC, one of India’s leading lubricants and grease production companies, has set up its first overseas plant in the inner port of Sharjah’s Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA) at an investment of AED 50 million.
Trinity Lubes and Grease FC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Siddharth Grease and Lubes (SGL), India, was officially inaugurated by Indian Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas and Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri.
The plant is the very first fully automated lubricants and grease plant in the GCC and it stands on the inner harbour of the Hamriyah Free Zone, giving access for barges to load and offload products, adding value to the supply chain especially for marine oils. Products manufactured at the plant include automotive, industrial and construction lubricants and special greases for electric vehicles.
Speaking after the official inauguration ceremony, Minister Puri said, “This is a happy occasion. Normally, when you go to buy property you say location, location, location. I’ve discovered if you want to set up a plant to make lubricants, location is also important. Trinity Lubes and Grease is right next to a jetty. You can manufacture here and put it on a jetty straight away.”
He thanked the Indian business community gathered at the event for strengthening India-UAE relations through their economic contributions.
Puri was joined by Amar Nath, the additional secretary of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Subhash Kumar, the chairman and managing director of India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, Saud Salim Al Mazouel, the director HFZA, and other officials.
Siddharth Grease and Lubes have been operating in India for over 33 years, serving the top 20 global oil marketing and bearing companies, Indian defence sector and exporting to over 200 international customers in over 40 countries across continents, Siddharth Sachdeva, managing director of the executive board of Trinity Lubes and Grease said.
“We have four manufacturing plants in India, exporting to over 40 countries. Looking at our export business, we always wanted to expand into a new manufacturing unit outside of India. UAE happened to be a preferred choice,” he added.
The company serves brands such as Castrol, ExxonMobil, Shell, and Valvoline among others.
Trinity will also be producing its own brand Grenvo at its site. The brand is currently sold to at least 30 countries around the world.