03 September 2012 09:46 [Source: ICIS news]
The technical centre started operations in May this year and is Total’s first in the region, which takes up about a third of the company’s lubricants sales volumes, Olivier Denizart, project leader and coordinator for specialties business at Total, told ICIS.
Investment details were not disclosed.
The new facility in Navi Mumbai called Technical Centre Asia Pacific (TCAP) supports Total’s affiliates in the region, providing technical assistance for its lubricants, bitumens, fuels additives and special fluids products, Denizart said.
Total has two other technical research units that are both located in France – one in Solaize and another in Gonfreville.
The Asia-Pacific-centered technical centre will look into making lubricants that are compatible with future engine and transmission systems technology, recognising the unique needs of the region, Denizart said.
“The way they develop cars here in Asia such as in
“The TCAP has already been supporting affiliates in field tests operations like in
TCAP will also have a bitumen pilot lab for products made in
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