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April 5, 2016

Volume 7 Issue 4

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Savita to Centralize in Silvassa

Savita Oil will soon complete a consolidation project that moves all of its lubricant manufacturing and storage operations to one facility in Silvassa, India, where it will double existing production capacity.

“Savita Oil Technologies is in the process of revamping and expanding one of its existing facilities in Silvassa – in the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli,” business development executive Siddharth Mehra told Lube Report Asia. “The aim of the project is to consolidate and streamline all of Savita’s manufacturing, packaging and warehousing processes for its automobile and industrial lubricants product range into one facility. These operations were being earlier carried out at multiple locations.”

Apart from its Kharadpada location in Silvassa – the facility that is being expanded – Savita has a blending plant in Silli, Silvassa, which it opened in 2013, and facilities in Navi Mumbai and in Mahad, Maharashtra.

The new production unit will be fully automated and expanded by 50 percent for an output of 65,000 metric tons per year of Savita’s Savsol range of lubricants as well as genuine oil products, Mehra said. Prior to expansion, Savita’s total capacity was around 45,000 t/y.

While Savita has already commissioned a segment of the upgraded facility, he noted, the entire project should be completed early in the new financial year, which runs from April 1.

Savita is known primarily for its transformer oils and white oils, and also makes liquid paraffins, petrolatum, petroleum jellies, coolants, waxes and more petroleum specialties. It launched its Savsol brand of lubricants in 2007.

In its third quarter, Savita’s petroleum products segment posted a significant gain in profit before tax over the year before and a 15 percent drop in sales revenue.