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ExxonMobil Basestocks Strengthens Branded Distributor Network in South Africa

ExxonMobil Basestocks Strengthens Branded Distributor Network in South Africa
  • New branded distributor in South Africa expands ExxonMobil’s current market offerings
  • Bolsters the company’s long-term commitment to meet customer needs

ExxonMobil announced it has signed a new distributor agreement with Zestcor, an experienced sales, procurement and supply chain management company in South Africa. The agreement is designed to support an efficient and reliable supply of high-quality base stocks in South Africa and the sub-Saharan region.

Zestcor has a distinct local business footprint in the South African petrochemicals industry as a Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Company. This commercial relationship will expand ExxonMobil’s global presence and provide local customers additional access to base stocks capable of meeting a broad range of blending needs.

“We are committed to providing a reliable supply of high-quality products to our valued customers around the world,” said Julia Ruessmann, EAME Basestocks and Specialties Sales Manager at ExxonMobil. “Zestcor not only complements ExxonMobil’s position in South Africa by providing local supply chain solutions, but supports our long-term commitment to meeting customer demands in country.”

Zestcor is uniquely equipped to receive bulk ExxonMobil shipments and handle both truck loading and delivery, as well as pipeline transfers, with their strategically placed bulk onshore tank storage facilities at Bidvest Tank Terminals in Island View, Durban.

“At Zestcor, product integrity and quality control are at the forefront of what we do,” said Nic Dunn, Director at Zestcor. “Partnering with a global leader like ExxonMobil, who not only shares these values, but promotes them as a pillar of their business operations, makes perfect sense for us. We also believe that South Africa will benefit by having additional local access to high-quality base stocks.”

As a distributor of ExxonMobil base stocks, Zestcor must adhere to the company’s product integrity systems to ensure product quality and consistency.

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