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Valvoline Cummins opens new India manufacturing and packaging facility for automotive lubricants

Valvoline Cummins Ltd., a joint venture formed in 1998 between Ashland Inc. and Cummins India Ltd., has announced the opening of a new manufacturing and packaging plant in the Ambernath industrial area, near Mumbai. The new facility will produce Valvoline automotive lubricants for the consumer, industrial and heavy-duty markets.
Built on 10 acres, the new $30 million plant expands the Valvoline brand’s in-house production capabilities. It also enhances the brand’s ability to deliver fast, localised technical services to customers in India, South Asia and other nearby countries. Initial production capacity of the plant is 120 million litters per year with future capacity of 150 million litters. Current blend lines include simultaneous measuring and blending as well as automated batch blending and oil products produced include engine, gear, hydraulic, industrial, and transmission.
“Our customers know that the Valvoline brand stands for superb performance and reliability, and they trust us to provide the most consistent, high-quality lubricants and technological innovations available,” said Naveen Gupta, Managing Director, Valvoline Cummins Ltd. “Our new manufacturing facility will play a major role in these efforts and will expand our in-house, local production capabilities to meet the growing needs of regional customers.”
Valvoline Cummins recently opened the Valvoline Lube Station, a new Valvoline lubricant training centre at the Cummins Sales and Service Tech Centre in Pune. Cummins engineers and technicians receive on-site training including all aspects of engine lubrication and maintenance. Participants learn why and how Valvoline Premium Blue diesel oil is approved, recommended and endorsed by Cummins for commercial fleet vehicles and learn hands on with an exhibit hall, models of lubricated engines and interactive information kiosks.

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