ExxonMobil is expanding its operations in Jurong, Singapore, to produce its flagship synthetic engine oil Mobil 1™, which will further strengthen the company’s manufacturing capabilities and ability to meet the demand for ExxonMobil products in the Asia Pacific region.
The facility is due to be completed in 2H17, and will be the only plant in the Asia Pacific producing Mobil 1. It will be located next to ExxonMobil’s manufacturing site in Jurong.
“Mobil 1 is ExxonMobil’s most advanced synthetic engine oil. Adding Singapore to our network of Mobil 1 manufacturing facilities will ensure customers’ needs are met well into the future. The new Singapore facility will employ innovative manufacturing technologies, demonstrating the company’s commitment to bringing premium products and technology to the market,” said Bennett Hansen, Asia Pacific Lubricant Sales Director at ExxonMobil.
“ExxonMobil’s new synthetic lubricants plant will create yet another competitive advantage for the company and it will complement the existing lubricant additives industry here. This investment reflects the industry’s push toward higher value-added manufacturing operations to meet growing middle-class demand for more sophisticated products in Asia,” said Damian Chan, Singapore Economic Development Board’s Executive Director for Energy and Chemicals.
Gan Seow Kee, ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Chairman and Managing Director, said: “The decision illustrates ExxonMobil’s continued confidence in Singapore and the Asia-Pacific economy.”
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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