On 06 June 2017, ExxonMobil opened its new Jurong Synthetic Lubricants and Grease Plants. With this new facility, Singapore will become ExxonMobil’s largest grease manufacturing plant in the Asia-Pacific, and also the only one in the region to produce its flagship synthetic engine oil - Mobil 1.
Speaking to the media, Mr Gan Seow Kee, Chairman and Managing Director of ExxonMobil Asia Pacific, said that the new facility is highly automated, and will create about 20 new jobs, all of which are highly skilled and knowledge-based. He also highlighted that the expansion further strengthens the company’s manufacturing facilities and its ability to meet the growing demand for grease and synthetic lubricant products in the Asia-Pacific.
ExxonMobil is one of Singapore’s largest foreign investors and its presence in the Republic spans more than 120 years. With over 3,300 employees, Singapore is home to ExxonMobil’s largest refinery in the world with a refining capacity of 592,00 barrels a day and the Singapore Chemical Plant is ExxonMobil’s largest integrated petrochemical complex in the world.
Mr Yeoh Keat Chuan, Managing Director of Singapore Economic Development Board, said: "The expansion of ExxonMobil's Jurong lubricant plant is a good example of companies taking advantage of Singapore as a strategic base to capture growth opportunities in Asia. "The synthetic lubricant and grease plants underscore Singapore's emphasis on higher value- added manufacturing activities as we continue growing the chemicals sector in a competitive and sustainable manner."