Gulf has a network of ISO 9001 certified blending plants across the globe. In India, Gulf Oil Lubricants India Limited has a world-class blending plant with a capacity of 90,000 MTPA, located at Silvassa, capital of the Union Territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and about 150 km north of Mumbai.
The Plant, set-up in the year 1995, has state-of-the art PLC-controlled blending facilities and also houses a Quality Control laboratory. The plant’s quality system was first certified with ISO 9001 quality management system in the year 1997 and has updated to ISO 9001:2015. The plant has also certified its quality systems with ISO/ Technical Specification 16949:2009 since 2014 and upgraded it to International Automotive Task Force, IATF 16949:2016 since 2018.
The Quality Control Lab at Silvassa caters to not only the India business, but also supports Gulf’s worldwide operations. The Lab is equipped with the latest instruments and is manned by highly skilled technicians for testing a wide range of products, such as Engine Oils, Gear & Transmission Oils, Industrial Lubricants, Metal Working Fluids, Rust Preventives, Marine Oils, Coolants, Brake Fluids, etc. These tests are carried out in accordance with the Bureau of Indian Standards (B.I.S.), American Society for Testing and Materials (A.S.T.M.) and other Global Standards.
In May 2018, Gulf Oil Lubricants India Limited inaugurated its new blending plant facility in Chennai, India with a Quality Certification of ISO 9001:2015 and certified its quality system with International Automotive Task Force, IATF 16949:2016 in 2019. With a capacity of 50,000 KL per annum, the new plant boasts of the most modern and advanced blending, filling and material handling facilities. The plant also houses Gulf Oil’s largest R&D facility globally. Designed to develop futuristic lubricants, the R&D center adds an edge to the company’s products and helps deliver superior customer value propositions.