LEXINGTON, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV), a leading worldwide supplier of premium branded lubricants and automotive services, today announced plans to build its first plant in China. With expected investment of approximately $70 million (RMB 443 million), it will also represent Valvoline’s single largest blending plant investment worldwide.
“Capturing opportunities for volume and premium product growth in key international markets is an essential strategy for the company,” said Sam Mitchell, chief executive officer. “This new plant is an investment in China and its rapidly growing demand for high-quality lubricants and coolants to meet the evolving needs of both passenger car and heavy-duty customers.”
Strategically located on approximately 20 acres (120 Mu) in Zhangjiagang within the Jiangsu province, the new 80,000-square-meter ValvolineTM plant is expected to begin production by the end of calendar 2020 with an annual production capacity in excess of 30 million gallons (115 million liters) of lubricants.
“This is very exciting news for our customers and partners in China,” said Craig Moughler, senior vice president, International and Product Supply. “This investment demonstrates our commitment to the growth and success of our distributors and OEM customers through a more efficient and effective local supply chain and faster-to-market new products and packaging.”
Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV) is a leading worldwide marketer and supplier of premium branded lubricants and automotive services, with sales in more than 140 countries. Established in 1866, Valvoline's heritage spans over 150 years, during which it has developed powerful brand recognition across multiple product and service channels. The highly trusted brand ranks as the No. 3 passenger car motor oil brand in the DIY market by volume and the No. 2 quick-lube chain by number of stores in the United States. The company operates and franchises more than 1,100 Valvoline Instant Oil Change℠ centers in the United States. It also markets Valvoline lubricants and automotive chemicals, including the new Valvoline™ Modern Engine Full Synthetic Motor Oil, which is specifically engineered to protect against carbon build-up in Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI), turbo and other engines manufactured since 2012; Valvoline High Mileage with MaxLife technology motor oil for engines over 75,000 miles; Valvoline Synthetic motor oil; and Zerex™ antifreeze. To learn more, visit www.valvoline.com.
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