Greasing the wheels of Indian manufacturing

Key takeaways:

  • We supply advanced lubricants and engineering services to Indian manufacturers across many sectors.
  • We’re building a lubricant-manufacturing plant in Maharashtra with a capacity of 159,000 kiloliters of finished lubricants a year.
  • The right lubricant can reduce machinery downtimes and boost savings.

India is aiming to become a global manufacturing powerhouse, so what can help ensure this growth doesn’t grind to a halt?

Manufacturing activity in India is surging as the country plays an increasing role in supplying to the world.

While this is helping to put India on track to become the world’s third-largest economy by 2030, manufacturing must continue to power ahead at a cracking pace to accelerate the nation’s growth.

This is why a key focus for the country has been expanding the nation’s domestic manufacturing capabilities in various sectors, as part of the government’s Aatmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India) mission.

ExxonMobil is supplying advanced Mobil-branded lubricants and engineering services to India’s manufacturers and is gearing up to do more. 

In its first-ever greenfield investment in India, the company is building a lubricant-manufacturing plant in the country to help meet its growing lubricant demand.

The INR 900 crore (US$110 million) plant will have the capability to potentially manufacture 159,000 kiloliters of finished lubricants a year. 

Construction is underway at the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation’s Isambe Industrial Area in Raigad, southeast of Mumbai. The plant is expected to begin operations at the end of 2025.

The right lubricant can be the difference between machinery running at peak performance or unexpectedly grinding to a halt. Discover below how ExxonMobil’s lubricants are helping Indian manufacturers work harder, for longer, saving lakhs in the process.

Moriroku Technology India

Noida, Uttar Pradesh

Improved productivity at automotive components manufacturer by extending oil-drain interval (ODI) to 8 years and potentially delivering ₹2,34,719 in productivity savings.

ACC Cement

Jamul, Chhattisgarh

Improved performance of cement-mill gearbox, which has now been running continuously for 5 years with no oil degradation or equipment failures. Potentially amassed ₹1,945,640 in productivity savings.

Ambuja Cement

Dadri, Uttar Pradesh

Improved productivity of a vertical mill gearbox and reduced waste oil disposal, potentially delivering ₹22,84,000 in productivity savings.

JK Cement Works

Chittorgarh, Rajasthan

Improved earth-moving equipment operations at a limestone mine, reduced downtime and grease consumption, extending equipment life and potentially deliverered ₹3,60,000 in productivity savings.

JSW Steel

Salem, Tamil Nadu

The steelmaker’s wire rod mill has not reported a single failure in the 15 years of using Mobil lubrication since 2007 and has amassed potential productivity savings of ₹3,37,50,377.

TAJ Plastics

Amravati, Maharashtra

Improved productivity at plastic fruit-crate manufacturer by extending oil-drain interval to 6 years and potentially delivering ₹10,88,946 in productivity savings.

Adani Port

Mundra Special Economic Zone, Gujarat

Stopped excessive grease leak on 25km long-port conveyor, fortified grease to reduce effects of shock loads and oscillating motion, cutting down the need for human interaction and potentially delivering ₹45,00,000 in productivity savings.

Humaira Plastics

Amravati, Maharashtra

Improved productivity at plastic fruit-crate manufacturer by extending oil-drain interval to 6 years and potentially delivering ₹19,29,280 in productivity savings.

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Converting plastic waste into new products

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  • Our new 20-liter lubricant pails contain 50% post-consumer recycled content.
  • The equivalent of roughly 2.3 million plastic bottles has been recycled so far to make these pails.
  • This is a first in pail packaging for lubricants in India.
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