Lubcon Wins Guardian Manufacturing Excellence Awards 2017
Lubcon 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.
It will be recalled that the Nigerian economy plunged into a recession in 2016 that persisted for six consecutive quarters amidst the already existing challenges of perennial power outages, infrastructure deficit and the prolonged foreign exchange scarcity. These challenges affected the operational existence of many of the nation’s big and small manufacturing companies. Despite these, some sector players like Lubcon became very resilient; able to spot opportunities and maintained excellence by putting in more effort and resources to further engage the dynamic Nigerian market. They addressed competition, adopted cost saving measures and stepped-up their drive for innovation and capacity building in order to do extraordinarily in 2016 and increased productivity through to 2017 till the present period.
The Guardian, fully aware that manufacturing is a key driver of economic growth decided to bring together industry leaders in the sector with a view to recognizing organizations and individuals that are driving and advancing the course of manufacturing in the nation.
For the different award categories, the award committee, made up of analysts well-versed with the developments in the manufacturing sector called first for entries from players in the sector and then employed objective parameters and criteria in the process of selecting and short-listing the nominees out of the many hundreds of manufacturing companies, institutions and businesses registered and operating in Nigeria. On Friday November 17, 2017, the organisers eventually unveiled the trailblazing companies that have shown excellence in the course of the past year
Lubcon is the first indigenous company to blend and market full-synthetic lubes in Nigeria. Ever since it started operations in 1991, the company has been soaring higher and diversifying and winning excellence awards and recognition.
On August 20, 2015, the Federal Government of Nigeria conferred the National Productivity Order of Merit Award on Lubcon Limited having recognized the leadership position of Lubcon, quality of its world class products, coupled with the economic value the Ilorin, Kwara state based international company is creating in the Nigerian market,
In the same year 2015, Lubcon won the Ghana Oil & Gas Awards (GOGA) as the Lube Manufacturer Company of the Year. The company won this award through its Ghanaian arm, Lubcon Ghana Limited from among 30 different other categories.
About three years ago, Lubcon was appointed by JXTG NIPPON, one of the biggest Oil and Gas Companies in Japan to blend Yamalube on its behalf for the Yamaha Motorcycles and outboard motors being assembled in Nigeria. This was after a very rigorous certification of its plant and operations
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) in 2015 recertified the multiple award winning firm, to supply aviation fuel to domestic and foreign airlines at airports in Nigeria.
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.