Oil Intel announces joint venture with Total Marketing and Services

Oil Intel has entered a 50/50 joint venture with Total Marketing and Services, cementing a strong partnership of 20 years since its appointment as authorised lubricants distributor for New Zealand.

The venture represents a drive for proximity to their customers in industries such as mining, industrial, food production, agriculture, automotive, construction and transport.

“Achieving growth by being the best at what we do has always been my key focus, it is what the business was built around,” says managing director and co-shareholder of Oil Intel, Reuben Thickpenny.

“We always felt well-supported in this vision by Total.”

Both parties are further united by a shared mission of conducting business responsibly.

“Over the years, we have taken industry-leading steps towards responsible trading, taking into

consideration environmental impact.”

Oil Intel is one of the leading parties in pushing the Lubricant Container Stewardship Programme, where New Zealand oil companies collectively work towards a sustainable process of recycling lubricant containers.

This is in keeping with Total’s ambition to be the responsible energy major, supported by initiatives such as programs on used oils recycling partnerships or biodegradable lubricant ranges.

“We look forward to the opportunities this Joint Venture partnership brings,” says Total Marketing & Services vice president, specialties and BtoB for the Asia Pacific and Middle Eastern region, Christine Richard.

“I am proud of our collective achievements over the last two decades. Our customers have come to rely on the consistency of quality services, and we are fully committed to deliver innovative and responsible solutions to the New Zealand market,” she says.