Lubcon International Wins Guardian Manufacturing Excellence Awards 2017
Lubcon International, Nigeria’s foremost pan-Africa lube oil manufacturing firm, in a show of quality and strength, has beaten bigger names in the Nigeria’s lubricant manufacturing industry to emerge Nigeria’s Best Lubricant Manufacturing Company of the year 2017, at the maiden edition of the Guardian Manufacturing Excellence Awards 2017.
The award was presented by Dr. Martins Ogwuda of the Central Bank of Nigeria, representing Dr. Godwin Emefiele, CBN Governor last week Friday at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos to the representatives of the company led by Mr. Taiye Williams, Managing Director, Lubcon International.
Other top management staff of Lubcon at the award ceremony were: Chief Kalu Onwunta, Group Managing Director, Mr. Adesoji Fagbemi, Group Executive Director; Mr. Mohammed Kabir Ibrahim, Project Manager, and Engr Audu Saliu Onimisi, General Manager Lubcon 3P.
Lubcon emerged overall best Lubricant oil manufacturer in Nigeria in a category that includes: Forte Oil Nigeria Plc, Mobil Oil Nigeria Plc ( II Plc ), Oando Plc and Total Nigeria Plc.
In his acceptance speech, Mr. Williams thanked the organisers of the awards and the awards selection technical committee. He dedicated the award to the board, management and staff of Lubcon International for weathering the storm during the recession period in 2016; a situation that almost incapacitated many players in the Nigerian manufacturing sector.
“On behalf of the board, management and staff of Lubcon, please accept my sincere appreciation of this award; it will go a long way to spur us to deliver more quality lubricants that will provide ultimate performance to all our customers. At Lubcon, we compete against the best lubricant brands in the world; and we apply the best global standards in all the markets where we operate. We at Lubcon, are committed to adding value to all our stakeholders”, Williams stated.
The Guardian Manufacturing Excellence Awards was the maiden edition organised by the Guardian Newspapers in collaboration with the African Development Studies Centre (Inc.). It recognized deserving sector players in the Nigerian manufacturing industry, which outperformed despite challenging economic circumstances in the year 2016, thus helping to spur growth and development, creating new economic opportunities for citizens and communities as well as inspiring the new generation of Nigerians in the manufacturing sector.
LUBCON Limited is Nigeria’s first indigenous Oil & Gas Company to be ISO certified in 2002. It is situated in Ilorin, Nigeria, and has been providing World Class Lubricants and other services to several regions of Africa since 1991. Lubcon Limited is also the first Nigerian Company to be awarded the prestigious NIS award for lubricating oil. The top graded Nigerian lubricant producing firm is the first official lubricant blender for the Nigerian Automobile Technicians Association (NATA) since 1995.
With blending plants and business operations in Ghana, Niger, Liberia and Ethiopia, Lubcon blends premium brand of lubricants for various categories of domestic consumers and the export market. The brand has a nationwide acceptability.