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08/02/2019 News

Total Tanzania Ltd Acquires Lubricants Plant and Expands its Business in blending of Lubricants


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Dar es Salaam, February 8, 2019 - Total Tanzania Limited acquisition of Lubricant blending plant located at Chang’ombe Industrial – Temeke, Dar Es Salaam, closed in January 31, 2019. 

This acquisition puts Total Tanzania as the only multinational company in the country with a lubricant blending plant that will see more than 15,000 metric tons of lubricants, greases and coolants blended locally for local use and exportation to the nearby regions.  

For almost 50 years of its presence in the country, Total Tanzania Ltd distributed and marketed lubricants that were imported from other affiliates of the Group or locally blended in Tanzania. From now on, the blending facility will respond to the full local requirements and export market.  

The acquisition of the blending plant will allow Total Tanzania Limited to reinforce its existing growth and expansion strategy and will contribute to Tanzania’s industrial development. 

This blending plant will also lead to increased employment opportunities for Tanzanians. 

About Total Tanzania Ltd  

Total Tanzania Limited is a petroleum marketing and service company, incorporated in Tanzania since 1969. Total Tanzania Ltd business focuses on the marketing, supply and service of petroleum products, HFO and Lubricants, which are marketed through its General Trade, service stations and specialty departments within its organization. Total Tanzania Ltd extends its expertise in offering reliable, secured and convenient service through its use of the Total Card system for the purchase of lubricants, fuels and car service at any Total service station. As part of its diversification, Total Tanzania Ltd through the Total Access to Solar (TATS) project supports the distribution of Total solar lamps to Tanzania the community.  

Total’s recent acquisition of Gapco Tanzania Ltd has expanded the Group’s footprint in Tanzania.  

About the Marketing & Services division of Total  

The Marketing & Services division of Total develops and markets products primarily derived from crude oil, along with all of the associated services. Its 31,000 employees are present in 109 countries and its products and services offers are sold in 150 countries. Every day, Total Marketing Services serves more than 8 million customers in its network of over 14,000 service stations in 62 countries. As the world’s fourth largest distributor of lubricants and the leading distributor of petroleum products in Africa, Total Marketing Services operates 50 production sites worldwide where it manufactures the lubricants, bitumen, additives, special fuels and fluids that sustain its growth. 

About Total 

Total is a major energy player, which produces and markets fuels, natural gas and low-carbon electricity. Our 100,000 employees are committed to better energy that is safer, more affordable, cleaner and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, our ambition is to become the responsible energy major. 

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Total Tanzania Ltd contacts 

Corporate Affairs: Marsha Msuya | [email protected]|  0786999746