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BRB International opens new facility in Echt, Netherlands

BRB International (BRB), a wholly-owned subsidiary of PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG), has opened its new lube oil additives manufacturing facility at Echt, Netherlands.

Equipped with higher safety and quality standards, this newly opened facility in Echt will focus primarily on the production of lube oil additives and chemicals (LAC), serving as a LAC hub for global market. The newly designed facility practices sustainable production, reducing its carbon footprint.

The facility was officiated by the Malaysian Ambassador to the Netherlands, HE Dato’ Nadzirah Osman. Also present were Executive Vice President & Chief Executive Officer PETRONAS Downstream, Datuk Sazali Hamzah and PCG Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Ir. Mohd Yusri Mohamed Yusof.

In her speech, HE Dato’ Nadzirah commended PCG for expanding its operations in the Netherlands. She said, “The opening of this facility is very much in line with the Malaysian government’s endeavors for Malaysian companies to grow their presence in the European market through the strategic location of Netherlands.”

The Echt facility incorporates sustainable practices in BRB’s production of its drive line oil additives, Petrolad®, which uses lower energy consumption and reduces its overall carbon footprint in the making of its products. This practice will contribute towards PCG’s sustainability vision to achieve Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050.

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