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Wilhelmsen partners with Klüber Lubrication to exclusively sell and distribute maritime lubricant range

Aug 11, 2021
IMPA Team

Owners, operators, and vessel managers choosing Klüber Lubrication’s premium products will now benefit from Wilhelmsen’s in-depth maritime expertise, market-leading customer service and unrivalled global distribution network.

As from August 1st, 2021, Wilhelmsen will begin to take over sales, logistics and consulting for Klüber Lubrication’s maritime portfolio for its sea going vessels. Initially within European countries and Southeast Asia, followed by the rest of the world from October onwards.

Kjell Andre Engen, Executive Vice President Marine Products, Wilhelmsen says, “This exclusive partnership pairs Klüber Lubrication’s market-leading marine lubricants with our unrivalled sales, customer service and supply network. Stronger together, customers old and new will quickly recognize the clear financial and operational value of our partnership”.

Complementing Wilhelmsen’s existing marine products portfolio, Klüber Lubrication’s premium specialty lubricants, including environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs) match performance with longevity and are designed for a variety of vessel and port applications. Providing proven protection against wear, Klüber Lubrication’s premium products allow longer intervals between maintenance and help increase the lifespan of ship components.

Along with the clear financial and environmental incentives for choosing Klüber Lubrication, customers old and new will now benefit from Wilhelmsen’s in-depth maritime expertise, established global distribution network and dedicated account manager set-up. In addition, access to the wider Wilhelmsen marine products portfolio offers obvious added value for forward-thinking owners, operators and managers looking to optimize their vessel operations. In parallel to the Wilhelmsen partnership, Klüber Lubrication will also continue to drive innovation working directly with original equipment manufacturers.

Christoph Köhler, Head of Global Business Team Marine at Klüber Lubrication says, “In 2018, Klüber Lubrication and Wilhelmsen signed a cooperation. Following intensive preparatory work, we are now combining our respective strengths. The aim is that operators of ships, shipyards and dry docks can purchase innovative, high-performance specialty lubricants from
a single point of contact all over the world. Promptly, reliably and with competent consulting provided”.

Dedicated to delivering unparalleled customer service, to provide the specialist support often required for this product type, Wilhelmsen’s Marine Products team have undergone in-depth training on Klüber Lubrication’s products and their applications.

More detailed information on the transfer of Klüber Lubrication sales and distribution can be found at: www.wilhelmsen.com/marine-products/marine-specialty-lubricants

About Wilhelmsen

Founded in Norway in 1861, Wilhelmsen is now a comprehensive global maritime group providing essential products and services to the merchant fleet, along with supplying crew and technical management to the largest and most complex vessels ever to sail. Committed to shaping the maritime industry, we also seek to develop new opportunities and collaborations in renewables, zero-emission shipping, and marine digitalization.

Supporting a diverse and inclusive workplace, with thousands of colleagues in more than 70 countries, we take innovation, sustainability and unparalleled customer experiences one step further.

Learn more at: www.wilhelmsen.com

About Klüber Lubrication

Klüber Lubrication is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of speciality lubricants, offering high-end tribological solutions to virtually all industries and markets worldwide. Most products are developed and made to specific customer requirements. During its more than 90 years of existence, Klüber Lubrication has provided high-quality lubricants, thorough consultation and extensive services, which has earned it an excellent reputation in the market. The company holds all common industrial certifications and operates a testing section hardly rivalled in the lubricants industry.

Klüber Lubrication, set up as a retail company for mineral oil products in Munich in 1929, is today part of Freudenberg Chemical Specialities SE & Co. KG, a Business Group of the Freudenberg Group, Weinheim. Klüber Lubrication has about 2,400 employees in 33 countries. http://www.klueber.com

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