While the economic effects of the pandemic continue to be felt all over the world, the lubricant sector is also facing some difficulties. Companies take some measures and develop new projects to alleviate the burden on both their employees and customers. You see Aslı Yetkin Karagül, Castrol's Turkey, Ukraine and Central Asia Director, on our cover page. We asked her about Castrol's works during the pandemic, the social responsibility projects they have undertaken, their production and export figures, and her future predictions.
In this period, we have continued our webinar series. We hold live broadcasts with experts on topics that attract the interest of every industry that touches lubricants. We suggest you to follow our social media accounts and never miss any announcement for these informative broadcasts.
Petrol Ofisi is one of those companies that quickly adapted themselves to the challenging conditions of the pandemic and acted fast to overcome those challenges. From the time the first COVID- 19 case was announced in Turkey, they decided to continue their customer trainings virtually in order to avoid any interruption. Their ‘ tailor made' online trainings have attracted so much interest that even non- customers contact Petrol Ofisi to request online training.
One of the key topics of this issue is the deal signed between Petrol Ofisi and Chevron.
The deep- rooted collaboration between the two brands has expanded into the production and distribution of Chevron lubricant products by
Petrol Ofisi in Turkey. This agreement shows the confidence and trust of Chevron in Petrol Ofisi and Turkey.
The Stars of Export awards, given each year by İKMİB, found their owners at a virtual ceremony this year due to the pandemic. The top five companies in the Lubricants category were announced at the award ceremony held online under the moderation of Oylum Talu. The awards were presented to the companies virtually at the ceremony held with the participation of
Ruhsar Pekcan, Turkish Minister of Trade, Ismail Gülle, Chairman of Turkish Exporters' Assembly ( TIM), and Adil Pelister, Chairman of the Board of İKMİB.
In our interview section, you can learn more about Reksoil, the only national company among the top five Stars of Export. We asked Mustafa Aktaş, Chairman of the Board of Aktaş Group, to tell us their secret of being in the top five and the source of their determination.
Hoping to hear new success stories from our industry even in tough times like this...
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