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2016 UEIL Annual Congress

For the last 53 years, UEIL has held its yearly Annual Congress in October, offering a unique opportunity to players in the European and global Lubricants industry to meet and network, strengthen their relationships, and learn more about the latest developments from a technological, economic, marketing and regulatory perspective.

The +/- 250 Delegates, decision makers in the sector, traditionally come from over 20 countries, including participants from Europe, the US, Asia and Africa, and represent various sectors within the Lubricants industry, and in particular:

  • Base oil and lubricants producers;
  • Additive companies;
  • Technology services companies;
  • Lubricants blenders;
  • Regulators.

The 2016 Congress took place in Berlin (Germany) – a great setting for the congress to take place, without a doubt:

  • Easily reachable;
  • Strong industry basis;
  • SMEs’ niche.

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This year’s Congress was held the 26-28 October 2016 in Berlin (Germany)

Blake Eskew – Keynote Speaker

Blake Eskew, Vice President

IHS Energy Insight | Oil Markets, Midstream, and Downstream

Blake Eskew is a Vice President in the Houston office of IHS Inc. He currently leads the worldwide consulting practice for the Oil Markets, Midstream, and Downstream group within the IHS Energy Insight business unit. Blake joined IHS with the acquisition of Purvin & Gertz, Inc., a leading global downstream energy consulting company, in November 2011. He focuses on providing market analysis, strategic business analysis, and acquisition/project development support to the crude oil, refined product, base oil, and lubricant industries.
Before joining Purvin & Gertz in 1989, Blake worked in a number of planning, economics and technical positions with Conoco and the Ethyl Corporation. He holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Columbia University.

Blake is going to provide the UEIL audience with his view on what the future of mobility will look like, and the impact this future will have on the lubricants’ industry.


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Solutions from the world’s largest independent lubricant manufacturer
FUCHS is a global Group with German roots that develops, produces and distributes lubricants and related specialties.

FUCHS has more than 100,000 customers, including companies from the following fields: automotive suppliers, OEM, mining and exploration, metalworking, agriculture and forestry, aerospace, power generation, mechanical engineering, construction and transport, as well as the steel, metal and cement industries, yet also companies in the food industry, the glass production sector and the casting and forging industry – and many others.

In close contact with its customers, FUCHS develops holistic, innovative and custom-made solutions for the most diverse applications. As a lubricant manufacturer, FUCHS stands for performance and sustainability, for safety and reliability, for efficiency and cost savings. FUCHS stands for a promise: technology that pays back.

From a family company to a global enterprise for lubricants
Founded in 1931 as a family business in Mannheim, today there are more than 50 operating companies with almost 5,000 employees in more than 40 countries under the umbrella of FUCHS PETROLUB SE. FUCHS is the world’s largest provider among the independent lubricant manufacturers.

Lubricants. 100% focus.
FUCHS focuses 100% on lubricants and related specialties and has been doing so for more than 80 years. With more than 10,000 products, the company offers its customers a full range of lubricants that meets strict national and international standards. The product portfolio is broken down into the core categories of automotive and industrial lubricants, metal working fluids and lubricants for special applications. The portfolio is complemented by a comprehensive range of technical and process-related services.

Technology. Holisticsolutions.
Technologically advanced, process oriented and holistic lubricant solutions are a central success factor for FUCHS. Our worldwide network of experts meets customer requirements on a global level by quickly and efficiently networking fields of special expertise. Around one in ten employees works in research and development. The company currently has more than 600 ongoing research and development projects that aim to provide optimum answers to the requirements of our customers. This allows us to consolidate our technological leadership in important business segments. This is not only a question of effectiveness and efficiency or safety and reliability, but also of the sustainability of the lubricants – their production, right through to disposal.

People. Personal commitment.
Almost 5,000 highly qualified and specialized employees worldwide are committed to securing the satisfaction of our customers. The global FUCHS team regards itself as a well-coordinated unit, whose high level of personal commitment continues the success story of FUCHS year after year. Intensive dialog with our customers and business partners, as well as trusting interactions with one another make it possible for us to always find the optimum, custom-made lubricant solution for the individual requirements of our customers.

Afton Chemical has been a key player in the fuel and lubricant industry for over 90 years, developing, manufacturing and blending petroleum additives that boost the performance of fuels and lubricating oils; helping fuels burn cleaner and more efficiently, engines run smoother and machines last longer. With global reach and localized knowledge we help our customers achieve their business objectives with passion, integrity and openness – defining the collaborative way that we work, encompassing our people, our technology and our chemistry – as our Passion for Solutions®. For details of how our Passion for Solutions® can help you, please visit the website: www.aftonchemical.com

BRB International is an international lube oil additives, chemicals and silicones producer dedicated to servicing their customers with a wide range of tailor-made solutions. BRB has 11 locations worldwide from which they can supply their markets and meet their customers’ needs. BRB’s strength lies in the commitment of its 240 employees, putting the customer first and being flexible in both service and product solutions. Their focus on R&D, technical field support, customized products and problem solving mentality gives BRB a unique position in the market. BRB is able to service smaller and middle size customers as well as larger multinationals. For more information, visit www.brb-international.com/

Chevron Base Oils, a division of Chevron Corporation, provides a global slate of premium Group II base oils. Our technically substitutable base oils, produced at multiple plants are made available from a network of regional supply hubs centrally located near the world’s largest lubricant markets. Our base oils are suitable for more than 90% of the world’s formulating needs for automotive and industrial lubricants. We work closely with lubricant manufacturers, additive companies, original equipment manufacturers and industry groups such as API, SAE, ILSAC and ACEA to advance industry standards that protect engine performance while enabling environmental compliance for new engine designs.Chevron Corporation is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies, with subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide. The company’s success is driven by the ingenuity and commitment of approximately 62,000 employees who operate across the energy spectrum. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and other energy products; manufactures and sells petrochemical products; generates power and produces geothermal energy; provides energy efficiency solutions; and develops the energy resources of the future, including biofuels and other renewables. Chevron is based in San Ramon, California. More information about Chevron is available at www.chevron.com.

Ergon Headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, USA, Ergon, Inc., and its subsidiaries focus on petroleum-related enterprises. Family owned since its founding in 1954, Ergon now operates as a sophisticated crude oil processor, transporter and marketer of refined products through two independent, collaborative refineries.Built in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in 1978, Ergon Refining, Inc., remains the largest manufacturer of naphthenic oil in the world. Naphthenic oils are used in numerous applications including transformer oils, compound blending operations,rubber products, chemical processing, printing inks, metalworking fluids,refrigeration oils, hydraulic fracturing oils, paints and greases.In 1997, Ergon – West Virginia, Inc.,acquired the Newell, West Virginia, refinery from Quaker State. Built in 1972,the Newell refinery produces fuels and highly refined paraffinic specialty products, including Group I bright stock and Group II neutral oils. Ergon’s refined products are marketed and distributed worldwide via strategically positioned storage terminals, facilitating consistent, secure supply throughout North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Please visit ergoninternational.com to learn more about our full range of specialty oil solutions.

The Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA) was founded in 1948. ILMA’s 328 members include independent lubricant companies that produce more than 25% of all lubricants and 80% or more of the metalworking fluids and other specialty industrial lubricants sold in the U.S., and key suppliers of raw materials and services to independent lubricant manufacturers. For more information, visit www.ilma.org.

Noord Natie Terminals is a bulk storage terminal in the port of Antwerp – Belgium. Aside from their main activity they also perform drumming, blends, direct transshipments, tank container storage, warehousing,… NNT is still expanding with a surface of 130.000 m2 they have several opportunities to expand their tank storage capacity and/or invest in other related activities. Last but not least, NNT is also in process of deepening their quay walls up to 14 meter depth so they will be able to receive the new generation of chemical tankers. This operation will be finished Q1 2017. For more information, please visit www.noordnatie.be

With Passion for innovative technology, we create and provide analytical solutions for the petro & Chemical industry. We have over 40 years of experience in the petro & chemical industry. Paul Bruggeman, the founder of Orbis BV in 1998, was the first person to develop automatic instruments for distillation, flash point and many other testing instruments in the early 1970s. At Orbis BV, we love what we do and do it with passion, always looking for ways to do it better. Our development department is our company’s heart; Its creativity, Method-knowledge and supreme development skills are the key factors for our success. As it happens with successful entrepreneurs they are approached by others. So it happened in the mid-2000’s that Orbis BV was approached by the Savant Group of companies located in Midland, Michigan USA. Since then, Orbis has represented the Savant Group’s interests in a broad range of European countries, including Germany, Holland, Sweden and Benelux regions. Your curiosity for our business is valued and appreciated. To give you a better understanding of what we do please contact us or visit our website at www.orbisbv.com

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Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) is Malaysia’s fully integrated oil and gas multinational and ranked among the largest corporation on FORTUNE Global 500. It operates business in the Upstream and Downstream sectors and present in more than 65 countries since first incorporated in 1974. PETRONAS Group III + Base Oil (ETRO) is produced in PETRONAS’s Base Oil Plant Refinery in Melaka, Malaysia. ETRO is marketed and distributed globally with distribution hub in Malaysia, China, Brazil and Europe. ETRO is mainly used in top tier lubricants formulation. With high Viscosity Index and low Cold Cranking Simulator index, it is a great choice by many lubricant formulators to produce high quality lubricants and also to enable cost savings. More information about Petronas is available at www.petronas.com.my

Pilot Chemical is a privately owned and independent global specialty chemical company providing high quality products and services to the metalworking and lubricant, household and industrial, personal care, oilfield, and emulsion polymerization industries. Proprietary core technologies involve alkylation, sulfonation, sulfation and a number of other specialty operations. Pilot, an industry leader in chemical innovation and safety, owns the most state-of-the-art continuous sulfation process in North America and is the world’s largest manufacturer of disulfonates. To learn more, visit www.pilotchemical.com.

PURAGLOBE owns the worlds most advanced and modern NV-refinery for base oil specialties. It has successfully produced the 1st millionth ton of non-virgin feed stock into Group 2 and 3 base oil products i.e. to be used for lubricating products. PURAGLOBE focuses on sustainable high quality base oil specialties. The use of PURAGLOBE base oil products based on our exclusive UOP Hylube™ technology has already avoided about >1 million tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere and achieved a CO2 savings rate of greater than 84%. PURAGLOBE aims to address climate change as a combined industrial approach, alongside of global virgin companies, to extend the lifespan of natural oil resources in the future. Today PURAGLOBE base oil technologies are being used in various industrial and automotive applications (e.g. PCMO/HDDO engine oil formulations). For more information, visit www.puralube.com

Sea-Land Chemical Europe Ltd is part of the Sea-Land Chemical Group of Companies, headquartered out of Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Sea-Land Chemical Europe has its base in the north west of England, at the heart of the chemical industry in the UK. The company represents and distributes a wide portfolio of specialty chemicals across Europe and into the Middle East. Business partners and suppliers utilize the technical expertise and experience of our sales force to provide a conduit into our key customer markets of:
– Lubricants
– Household, Institutional and Industrial Cleaners
– Paints and Coatings
Sea-Land Chemical Company has a long history over forty years of providing specialty chemicals to a wide industrial customer base across North America. The company approach to providing high quality products utilizing a flexible and responsive network of warehousing facilities, is being replicated in Europe within the new organisation.

R. T. Vanderbilt Company opened for business on 42nd Street in New York City in 1916. It was started by Robert Thurlow Vanderbilt who had $1,000 of his own, a $24,000 family loan, and a contract to sell clay for a company in the South. The Company has grown from year to year until today we sell more than sixty categories of minerals and chemicals, made up of over 800 products, to twelve different industries: rubber, plastics, petroleum, paint, paper, pharmaceutical, agricultural, ceramics, adhesives, wire and cable, cosmetics, and household products. The Company now has seven wholly-owned subsidiaries operating chemical manufacturing plants in Connecticut and Kentucky. In addition to our own chemicals, we distribute products of many distinguished companies under continuing contracts dating back to the mid-1920’s. The Company employs 420 men and women, selling throughout the United States and in some 80 countries around the world. Vanderbilt Worldwide Ltd – is one of the existing entities that will continue to provide marketing and technical support services to the Chemicals businesses in EMEA (Europe, Africa, Middle East and Russia). We expect our growth to continue. As long as we produce quality chemicals and render a useful service to our customers, there will always be a market for the products of R.T. Vanderbilt Holding Company, Inc. For more information, visit www.vanderbiltworldwide.com

The German Lubricant Manufacurers‘ Association (Verband Schmierstoff-Industrie e.V. (VSI)) is an association of the considerable manufacturers of automotive and industrial lubricants in Germany. With approximately 80 member companies VSI represents more than 90% of the German lubricant industry. Members comprise multinational oil companies as well as small and medium sized companies. The task of the association is to safeguard and promote the general, business and technical interests of its members. It represents the interests particularly with authorities, corporations under public law and trade associations. For more information, visit www.vsi-schmierstoffe.de

Zeller+Gmelin, with more than 900 employees is over 150 years old medium-sized and independent enterprise with subsidiary companies in 12 countries. Zeller+Gmelin is a specialist in the production of high-quality products like automotive and industrial lubricants, UV-printing inks and chemical products. The company has many years of experience in research and development. In the field of industrial lubricants Zeller+Gmelin produces and sells high performance lubricants for cutting and chipless metal forming, for wire drawing and for cold extrusion as well as corrosion protection agents and industrial oils. With the successful brand of ‘Divinol’ Zeller+Gmelin offers top products for the automotive sector, for agriculture as well as release agents for asphalt. It is a firm basic principle of the enterprise to align economic, environmental and health criteria with the development and fabrication of new products. Furthermore, the company has received several times in a row the Supplier Award by Robert Bosch. For more information, visit www.zeller-gmelin.com



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