13 January 2020

To support the Chinese transportation industry with cutting-edge technology and additional capacity, Infineum, a global leader of fuel and lubricant additives, held a ceremony with the Zhangjiagang Free Trade Zone on 8 January 2020 to mark the signing of the letter of intent to begin its integrated manufacturing base phase II project in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu province.



Signing by Mike Chen, Infineum China President, and Mr. Ziping Wan, Deputy Director of ZJG Free Trade Zone Administrative Committee; standing on the second row from left to right are Justin Ye, Infineum ZJG plant manager, Carlo Rovea, Infineum GSCP & Procurement Director, Philippe Creteur, Infineum EVP of Sales, Trevor Russell, Infineum CEO, Guoqiang Pan, Mayor of ZJG Municipal Government, Xixian Shi, Standing Member of ZJG Municipal CPC, and Weixing Zhang, Director of ZJG Free Trade Zone Investment Promotion Bureau

Infineum Zhangjiagang plant first began production in March 2016, as the company’s first wholly owned blending plant in China. Phase I covers an area of 100,000 square metres and can produce 100,000 tonnes of lubricant additives per year. Phase II, a multi-million US dollar investment will cover an area of more than 130,000 square meters and will increase capacity to ensure Infineum can meet the rising demand for high-end lubricants in China and the Asia-Pacific region.

The Phase II signing ceremony, held at the Jiyang Lake Hotel in Zhangjiagang, was attended by distinguished representatives from the Zhangjiagang municipal government, including: Mayor of ZJG Municipal Government Mr. Pan Guoqiang and Standing Member of ZJG Municipal Party Committee, Deputy Secretary of ZJG Free Trade Zone Party Work Committee Mr. Shi Xixian. The ceremony was also attended by Infineum senior leaders, including: Trevor Russell, CEO, Philippe Creteur, EVP of Global Sales, and Mike Chen, Infineum China President. 

Mayor of ZJG Municipal government Mr. Pan spoke at the ceremony:
I would like to congratulate Infineum on its latest milestone in China! We thank Infineum for continuing to expand its operations and increase investment here in Zhangjiagang. Over the past several years, we have been pleased to witness Infineum leading by example as a responsible corporate actor upholding its commitments to environmental protection, energy efficiency, and safety operation. I believe the growth of China’s transportation industry holds great promise for Infineum, especially as the auto industry’s demand grows for high-quality products and green technologies.
Trevor Russell gave a speech at the signing ceremony


Trevor Russell, Infineum CEO, also spoke at the ceremony:
At Infineum our purpose is to create a sustainable future through innovative chemistry. We are one of the world leaders in the design and manufacture of transportation additives, products that allow internal combustion engines and transmissions to operate using less fuel, generating fewer emissions and allowing longer time between oil changes.
This important expansion of our manufacturing capabilities here in Zhangjiagang will support the growing demand of ever more complex products for our customers in China and the wider Asia Pacific region.

Mike Chen, Infineum China President, commented:
We are excited about this significant milestone in our China business expansion. The long-term trust and support of our customers as well as our industry partners are a cornerstone of Infineum’s continued growth in China. Through close ongoing collaboration, we remain committed to furthering the sustainable development of China's transportation industry and serving the market with high-quality, high-value products and technologies.
Infineum is one of the leading global suppliers of additives for lubricant and fuels. With more than 80 years of experience and expertise in the additive industry, Infineum has been supporting the global transportation industry by providing cutting-edge technologies and reliable products: one out of every three vehicles on the road now uses Infineum's additive products.


Infineum draws on a rich heritage that is underpinned by industry-leading research and development capabilities, a spirit of perpetual innovation and a commitment to developing additive products for application in industry sectors including automotive, heavy-duty diesel and marine engine oils, diesel fuels, and specialty applications such as transmission fluids and gas engine oils.
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