Gulf Oil International Ltd.
Gulf Oil International is a large and growing family of companies, united under the iconic Orange Disc which symbolises the Gulf brand. Arguably one of the most evocative names in the oil industry, Gulf Oil International is serving the needs of motorists and of the industry for more than a century. During this time, as one of the largest downstream oil companies, it has always been at the forefront of customer service and innovation.
Gulf Oil has been a family and community-focussed company throughout, and more than 100 years later it remains so – committed to quality, innovation and attention to the needs of the markets it serves. Acquired by the Hinduja Group in 1984, there are now dedicated Gulf Oil operations in more than 100 countries around the world, and this number continues to expand. The main commercial centres are Argentina, Benelux, China, Dubai, India, Mexico, Philippines and Saudi Arabia.
The core business of the Gulf Oil brand is manufacturing and marketing over 400 performance lubricants and associated products for all market sectors. The global network is managed through a system of strategically placed ISO 9002 accredited lubricant blending plants.
Gulf Oil is justly famed for its place in motor sport history, but the racetracks of the world have always been much more than a mean to raising the profile of the Gulf Oil brand. They have long been the ultimate proving ground for Gulf Oil products; Gulf's motorsport programme is an important part of the research and development process. This aspect of the history of Gulf was celebrated in 2004 with the publication of 'Blue & Orange, the history of Gulf in Motor Sport' by Michael Cotton.
Gulf Oil's presence within retail is a major success story. In countries where the numbers of petrol stations are declining, with petrol retail networks concentrated on fewer, more impersonal sites, Gulf Oil has expanded. At the same time, it has also spread its retail offer into new markets, where it has quickly established a significant presence. Gulf Oil's emphasis on community-focussed service stations has proved to be a winning formula in Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
The Gulf Oil brand expects to maintain its dominant position as the world's largest independent downstream oil company by continuing to provide world class blending, technical and marketing know-how in support of its network of official Gulf Oil distributors. Its mission is to provide its customers with technologically advanced lubricants at a competitive price and to provide service through partnerships with its suppliers. This is achieved through commitment to development of vital technologies. Gulf Oil organises its activities to suit local conditions with 100% owned subsidiaries, joint ventures and official licensees.
Enquiries may be made via:
Gulf Oil International
3rd Floor, 16 Charles II Street
London SW1Y 4QU, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 20 78392402
Fax: +44 20 78392399