New Shell Macro Distributor Opens in Kazakhstan

On December 10, Almaty hosted the opening ceremony of Global Trade Co, a macro-distributor of the Shell concern in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Mongolia. Global Trade Co is part of the Chaika group of companies, the largest distributor of high-quality Shell lubricants in Russia and Eastern Europe.

“Today, a big event has happened for us – we have entered a new market,” says Andrey Chaika, president of the Chaika group of companies. – Our goals are ambitious enough. In 2-3 years, we would like to reach a sales level of 20 million liters of lubricants per year. This is approximately 10-12 percent of the total Kazakhstan market. We do not hide that these are big numbers, but this does not make the goal less desirable. In the very near future we plan to open several branches in other cities of Kazakhstan. In principle, our markets are quite similar, so I do not see much difficulty. ” “In general, Shell has been represented on the Kazakhstan market for quite some time – about 25 years,” recalls Sergey Starodubtsev, Director General of Shell Oil LLC. – Here we are actively working in such areas of business as exploration and production of oil and gas, transportation of hydrocarbons and marketing of petroleum products. Lubricants are also being sold. But in this industry we are now entering a new, higher level. We see great potential in the Kazakhstan market. Therefore, we turned to the company “The Seagull”, which is our long-term partner. This is one of our largest distributors in Europe and Russia. ” In 2012, a plant for the production of lubricants was opened in Torzhok. The plant is equipped with high-tech modern equipment. High quality products are ensured through the introduction of advanced technologies and a strict quality control system. The maximum production capacity reaches 200 million liters per year. However, customers can get products not only of Russian origin, but also from any other manufacturing country. After all, the list of Shell products is very extensive, and the quality, regardless of the country of manufacture, always remains at the highest level. “We will offer our customers the widest range of lubricants: from commercial products and passenger vehicles to lubricants for agriculture, shipbuilding and engineering, mining, metallurgy, aviation, road construction, and so on,” adds Sergey Starodubtsev. – We employ the most highly qualified specialists who represent advanced technical services that can reduce the total cost of ownership of equipment. Our work with enterprises is not only in the production and delivery of the product, but also in the technical support of the operation of customer equipment. Thus, introducing a premium product to our customers, we also bring them profit through our services, technologies, knowledge and expertise. ”