Caltex to build new lubricants facility

Caltex is investing $5 million to expand its national bulk lubricants network, and build a new facility in WA.

It is building the new distribution centre and bulk storage facility in Welshpool, WA.

As part of this focus on lubricants Caltex has also finished its $2 million worth of upgrades to its Brisbane facility, which is the largest grease manufacturing and blending facility in the country.

Caltex’s Newport bulk storage facility in Melbourne is also receiving a $1.5 million upgrade to make finish product available in bulk to meet demand in Victoria, Tasmania, and South Australia.

Phil Amos, Caltex’s national manager business to business sales, stated that “the Welshpool facility will mainly be supplied with products from out Lytton manufacturing plant and supplemented by imports from Thailand Singapore”.

“The site will be capable of loading the full range of trucks, from small rigids to B-Doubles, ensuring efficient logistics arrangements for out customers, including the Pilbara and Goldfields based mining industries,” he said.

“Caltex is also investing in its back-end systems to improve customer service, including aspects such as ordering and invoicing.”

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