…Appointed by JX NIPPON of Japan to Blend for Yamaha
In a rare feet, yet to be accomplished by any Nigerian lubricant manufacturing firm, Nigeria’s fast rising pan Africa lube manufacturing firm, Lubcon International has won the 2015 Ghana Oil & Gas Awards (GOGA) as the Lube Manufacturer Company of the Year.
The company won this award through its Ghanaian arm, Lubcon Ghana Limited from among 30 different other categories.
In the same vein, the multiple award winning firm, recently recertified by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to be supplying aviation fuel to domestic and foreign airlines at airports in Nigeria, has been appointed by JX NIPPON, one of the biggest Oil and Gas Companies in Japan to blend its Yamalube on its behalf for the Yamaha Motorcycles and outboard motors being assembled in Nigeria.
Receiving the award at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra, Ghana, Mr. Taiye Williams, Managing Director of Lubcon International, thanked the organisers of GOGA 2015 and assured Lubcon customers in Ghana, and across Africa of Lubcon’s renewed commitment to deliver highest quality products and services with global standards.
“On behalf of the board, management and staff of Lubcon Ghana Limited accept my sincere appreciation of this award; this will go a long way to spur us to deliver more quality lubricants that will provide ultimate performance to all our customers. We apply best global standards in all the markets where we operate, and we are committed to adding value to all our stakeholders in our operating environment”, Williams stated.
He commended the Ghanaian government for creating enabling environment for both local and direct foreign investments to thrive.
Lubcon, Williams stated, is an emerging global brand from the Nigerian market. “We are a dynamic company which aspires to be a world-class energy company exceeding the changing needs of its customers. Since inception, we have been producing world class products applying global best practice; with a robust and supply network, creating employment opportunities for thousands of Nigerians across the country and in all our operating environment here in Ghana, Niger, Liberia, Togo, Burkina Faso, Benin, Cote D’ivoire and Ethiopia”.
LUBCON, being the first Oil and Gas Company in Nigeria to be ISO certified in the year 2002 and the winner of the 2015 National Productivity Order of Merit Award of the Federal Government of Nigeria, remains committed to the highest international quality standards which have remained its hallmark.
Over the years, Lubcon has become a key player in the oil and gas sector through the manufacturing, lifting, distribution and sales of petroleum and allied products.
The company has constantly applied the principles of productivity management in the course of running its operations for continuous improvement; and as part of being an ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) certified oil and Gas Company, Lubcon’s quality programme is designed to continuously seek to improve performance in order to meet customers’ expectations, and to delight them.
Since its incorporation in 1991, Lubcon has recorded several milestones due to its brand values and essence in quality production and innovative services.
In 1995, Lubcon became the first official lubricant blender for the Nigerian Automobile Technicians Association (NATA). In year 2000, Lubcon became the first to receive the prestigious Nigeria Industrial Standard (NIS) award for its lubricant oil. It received the ISO 9001: 2000 quality certification in 2002. The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas workers (NUPENG) in 2004 commissioned Lubcon to start blending its lubricants.
In 2006, the Nigerian Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) commissioned Lubcon as its official blender. Lubcon was in 2008 upgraded to ISO 9001:2008 quality management system series. The qualification has been revalidated in 2011 and 2014.
The firm in 2011 won the NIS product quality awards in Gold & Silver categories. On the international sphere; Lubcon in 2012 received the Arch of Europe International Quality Award in Frankfurt, Germany. In 2014, Lubcon was elected as a corporate member of the British Safety Council, as well as a member of the Institute of Occupational Health & Safety, UK.