Chevron Oronite Company LLC develops, manufactures and markets performance-enhancement additives for lubricating oils and fuels.
Owned by Chevron, the company engages in three main business segments: lubricating oil additives, fuel additives, and components and chemicals. The Oronite® brand dates back to 1917, when it was used to market petroleum-based products.
The lubricating oil additives business segment manufactures additives for lubricating oil for most engines, including motorcycles, cars, heavy-duty diesel trucks, buses, ships and locomotives. Each engine type is different and has its own industry specifications, requiring unique additive formulations to properly protect the mechanical parts from premature wear and corrosion.
Several components and chemicals—such as dispersants, detergents, viscosity index improvers and inhibitors—are blended to meet the desired performance standards. Also, specialty additives are marketed for other applications, such as power transmission fluids and hydraulic oils.
Oronite provides fuel additives that improve a car's performance and extend an engine's life. Most additive applications are for gasoline and diesel fuels. Fuel performance standards vary for customers throughout the world, and packages are tailored for each market.
Components and Chemicals
Oronite manufactures and markets a number of chemical intermediates and components used to make additives and chemicals. These components and chemicals fall into four categories: detergents, dispersants, inhibitors and chemical intermediaries.
Oronite divides its operations into three regions: Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe/Africa/Middle East. We have 10 manufacturing, blending and research facilities around the world. Oronite's manufacturing plants are fully certified to International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001 and ISO 14001 standards as specified by the ISO. The plants also are active members of their respective countries' Responsible Care Program, as governed by their local trade associations.
Key Oronite manufacturing facilities are in Belle Chasse, Louisiana; Gonfreville, France; and Singapore. These major facilities are supplemented by a plant in Maua, Brazil, and by our joint-venture partners in San Juan del Rio, Mexico, and Chennai, India. The company also operates technology centers around the world. They are in Richmond, California; Rotterdam, Netherlands; Omaezaki, Japan; and Gonfreville, France. There is also a testing and development center in San Antonio, Texas.
In June 2012, the company broke ground on a major expansion of its additives manufacturing plant on Jurong Island in Singapore. The expansion will grow the plant's component manufacturing, blending and shipping capacity, as well as its overall infrastructure, allowing it to increase total supply capability for the Asia-Pacific region. Upon its projected completion in 2014, the plant, already the largest additives manufacturing facility in the region, will have effectively doubled in size since its commissioning in 1999.
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Updated: April 2013