We make and sell a wide variety of lubricants to meet customer needs across a range of applications. These include consumer motoring, heavy-duty transport, mining, power generation and general manufacturing. Our lubricants are marketed in more than 100 countries. Shell also owns Jiffy Lube® franchised service centres in North America.
We have leading positions in both mature and emerging markets and continuously invest in our supply chain. We are building new blending plants in Indonesia and China, and a new joint venture base oil manufacturing plant in South Korea.
We have three dedicated lubricants research centres in Germany, Japan (through a joint venture with Showa Shell), and the USA. A new research centre was formally opened in Shanghai, China, in March 2014.
Shell marine activities supply more than 100 grades of lubricants, and fuels, for marine vessels powered by diesel, steam turbine and gas turbine engines. We provide marine lubricants to more than 10,000 vessels worldwide, ranging from large ocean-going tankers, container ships and dry bulk carriers, to offshore drilling vessels and small fishing boats.
The 11th annual Kline & Company report on the global lubricants sector confirmed Shell’s volume and branded leadership position, with a 12% market share (source: Kline & Company, 2013).