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Partners in Progress

Shell Oman & OTE Celebrate 10 Million Litres of Lubricants.

It was the coming together of two business leaders in Oman. Shell Oman Marketing Co. SAOG and Oman Trading and Establishment to the celebrate 10 million litres of lubricant sales, since their recent partnership. Oman trading establishment is the sole Distributor of Shell packed lubricants to the channels of High Street, Retail fuel stations and Independent small workshops in Oman.


The event was held on 2 March 2008 at Crowne Plaza, chaired by Managing Director of Shell Oman, Mr. Faisal Al Hashar.  Present on this occasion were dignitaries from both organisations and included Mr. Saad Suhail Bahwan, Chairman of the OTE group. Both organisations discussed and proposed new business plans and roadmaps for strengthening business association further in their new contract arrangement that was signed for the next term.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Faisal Al Hashar said, “We value our alliance with OTE as they have contributed to Shell Oman’s growth and expansion of the lubricants business in channels of high street shops, Retail & the small independent workshops.

“The previous contract provedsaw some remarkable growth, to be remarkableas Shell Oman and OTE partnered to set new records in sales and market share growth.  Volumes in the channels distributed by OTE in the contract period grew by 60% and touched 10 million litres. The performance of individual brands in the same channels were also remarkable – for example; Shell Helix grew by 107%, Shell Rotella by 80% and Shell Rimula by 380%,” added Mr. Waqar Siddiqi, General Manager-Commercial at Shell Oman.  “Overall Shell Lubricant volumes locally grew by 75% across all channels strengthening our market shares, he added.

This success story is attributable to both teams of Shell Oman and OTE for an enduring successful association, one that has taken them to higher levels of business excellence.


Mr. Saad Suhail Bahwan, Chairman OTE group said, “Shell Oman is one of the best partners one can have in a business. Shell as a brand enjoys a long and proud heritage in Oman, offers excellent products and the team adds value at every stage. It is by working hand in hand with Shell Oman that we have been able to reach the heights at which we are today. The team is always listening, trying to figure out what the consumers want and using their technical expertise and global resources to offer the best solutions.”

The partnership holds the promise of witnessing higher growth in years to come. With plans, already in place, to support consumer and trade initiatives, new product launches and improved customer value propositions/ service, the two teams eagerly await greater challenges and look forward to improved performances.